NO SANDING LAYERED LOOK PEOPLE. So here is the thing, you can get this look two ways, layering the paint and then sanding through each layer, or as I was playing around with today and fell in love with, was layering, with large flat brush and chip brush alternatively. My base was French Linen, then Paris Grey, Old Violet, Old White, Provence, Florence. Then dry brushing French Linen and Old White again. This was on a old kitchen door believe or not and not even waxed yet. Tomorrow's job! Now just imagine on an old big Amore or something. Ouuuuu! love the fact I found a way without sanding.Hmmm! may have to introduce this to my Advance Class at the Big White Goose,what do you think?
Unwaxed finished kitchen door sample.
Finished layers
Base coat French Linen

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  • Millie
    on Aug 22, 2018

    What’s a chip brush?

    • Janice Giordano
      Janice Giordano
      on Nov 15, 2018

      Oh, you can make your own too to make it more affordable...use calcium carbonate tho, check Amazon. Cheap.

  • Lu Cee
    Lu Cee
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Why couldn't I dry brush acrylic paint over chalk then wax it?

    • Michelle
      on Apr 2, 2019

      Acrylic paint isn't as malleable as chalk, it hardens quicker so you'd have to sand to get the desired effect. But with time and patience you could use acrylics to do something, sure. I'd not suggest mixing chalk layer then acrylic layer in the manner described, but, i have in the past used a chalk paint and creates different colours by adding a little acrylic to some poured into different pots, so achieving my own colours to layer, of course if you'd want to replicate or need more that project, you'd need to carefully measure and make note of that.

      You can do so many cool things with paint.

  • Felix Lizarraga
    Felix Lizarraga
    on May 23, 2019

    That is GORGEOUS.

    But I have to ask: How did you do the layering? I know the last couple of layers were dry-brushed in, but what about the rest? Just sort of going with it? Did you do a wash?

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  • Karen
    on May 8, 2019

    I would like your opinion on how to paint these pieces. I don’t know how to do the grooves or raised panels. Not really wanting the layered paint look. Please help!

  • Daisy@TX
    on Oct 14, 2019

    i love your technique love it!

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