On top of chalk paint you can also use an antique wax. It is called a tinted wax. You can shade in areas where you add more. I think wax is the preferred antiquing method for chalk paint.
But to be honest, I LOVE GLAZING!!! You can do glazing on top of any painted piece. (Even chalk paint) It's also different because you can antique glaze with any color. You would get a good glaze like Benjamin Moore. I have tried different ratios and I think the best is 1 part paint : 3 parts glaze. Then you take that 'glaze/paint mix' and brush into your details and crevices. Then you take a rag and wipe away the surface. All of those carvings, and details will suddenly stand out and look antiqued because your glaze created a patina. The trick is using the correct glaze color for it to look great. With glazing you do have a lot of control.
With tinted Waxing, I felt like I had less control only because it was changing the color slightly and I couldn't always get it back if I messed up in certain areas. Think of a wax with shoe polish in it. That is how the tinted wax worked.
Think of a long working glue that had a little paint in it. That is how glazing works. Easy to wipe away everything and leave it where you want it. That is the difference! I hope that helps. I hope I answered your questions. Let me know if you have any more questions about it.
Sure!! Good luck.... sounds like a fun project!
here is a video that may help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6m-ATbVjaw
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Here's a video that might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndNbd9IAcfk
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