As a decorative painter, I took this months project as a bit of a challenge. I loved the stencil to decided to play with some texture techniques.
I started with the stencil and DecoArt Crackle Paste applied with a palette knife. It is important to let the Paste air dry to get the nice cracks.
When dry, apply a coat of Gesso.
I then brushed some random patches of Cobalt Teal Hue and Transparent Red Iron Oxide. And let dry.
I then brushed on a coat of Carbon Black Antiquing Cream. Let sit for a minute the wipe off with a damp cloth or baby wipe. Antiquing Medium never really dries or cures so needs to be sealed with a coat of DecoArt Matte Medium to deactivate.
I love this technique, there are so May possibilities.
Apply a thin coat of the Crackle Paste to the base and allow to dry. Paint with Sap Green. Then apply the Antiquing Cream as above.
I painted the shutters and window crown with Cobalt Teal Hue, shaded with Prussian Blue Hue, then tinted with a bit of Transparent Red Iron Oxide.
I painted the window frame with White and shaded with Transparent Red Iron Oxide.
I found a vintage look flower picture from my stash and adhered with Matte Medium.
I carried all the colours into the bicycle along with Carbon Black and White to make a Grey from the tires.
I glued everything into place and added a tin heart, some flowers to the basket and flat back crystals to the bike tires.
Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- Matte Medium
- Crackle Paste
- Carbon Black Antiquing Cream
- Cobalt Teal Hue
- Transparent Red Iron Oxide
- Prussian Blue Hue
- Sap Green
- Titanium White
- Carbon Black
- Palette knife
- Tin heart, small flowers
- Vintage floral picture
- 2 x flat back crystals
By Deb Antonick