Lisa Marie
Lisa Marie
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Bombay Gets a HEAVENLY Facelift

5 Materials
$0000
2 Days
Medium

I purchased this Bombay chest because of it's gorgeous curves - I had watched a tutorial on color blending and I then I knew, THAT was what I wanted to do! Now, to find the right color mix....
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I had all of these colors on hand and I really liked the way they looked together.. So, here we go!
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I painted the entire piece in the Paris grey - let that dry overnight.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I then applied the colors to a paper plate... and kept a cup of water close. I had two brushes, one dry and one for colors.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I dipped my brush in the water and then into a color and applied it to the surface. And I continued to do so.. never washing the brush.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
Then used the dry brush to blend the colors together. Painted the inlay in modern masters metallic warm silver.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I kept the top in more of a striation effect then a cloudy effect.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
I washed the hardware and it was gold so i left it like that -
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
Added an IOD stamp to the drawer sides in Glacial by Wise Owl.
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
Sealed the piece in General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
bombay gets a heavenly facelift
Used wise owl's black walnut glaze in the details and sealed again.

Suggested materials:

  • Wise Owl Glacial  (Online)
  • Annie Sloan paris grey, paloma, old ochre  (Artifacts n Company, LBI)
  • General Finishes HPTC  (online)
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  • Dawn
    on May 8, 2018

    Lovely! Can you share the tutorial on color blending that inspired you?

  • Itsmemic
    on Jul 26, 2018

    Freakin GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    But how did you so perfectly paint the carved parts in silver? With an artists brush? First or last?

  • Lancegs
    on Jul 26, 2018

    Beautiful. Where did you find the color blending tutorial?

    • Lisa Marie
      on Jul 27, 2018

      Jonathan Marc Mendes of Painted Love but I do have one of my own I made on my Facebook page... items under videos. Its angel watercolor tutorial and its 2 parts

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