How do I distress furniture using blue and green shades?

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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Aug 29, 2017
    What I do is paint one color solidly, then go over with the second color, then lightly sand and the color will show through. You can also do an ombre look, with one color on the bottom, one on the top, and shade the middle so that it fades from one color to the other, then distress.

  • Sunny C Sunny C on Aug 29, 2017
    Hello Jodie; Is your Furniture solid wood, or??
    What color is your furniture currently?
    Are you trying to create an Antique finish??
    Please respond, so that I can help you!!! Thank-You!!

  • Sylvia Sivley Sylvia Sivley on Aug 29, 2017
    Determine first which color you want to stand out more, the blue or the green. Let's use the example that you want more blue. Mix a darker shade of your blue (I use a sample can) along with primer. Paint it that color first. Let it dry completely. Then pain over it in your green. Just a light coating will do and it doesn't have to be perfect. The greatest thing about distressing is you really can't mess it up. When it is well dry use a 100-120 grit piece of sandpaper or a sandpaper block (easier on the fingernails) and slowly start sanding down the green till you see the blue. Take your time. Use firm strokes going in the same direction. Continue until the amount of blue you want showing is there. Then make sure to coat it down with a satin spray polyurethene if is going to be used. If just a piece of art you won't need the poly.