Friday, July 22, 2011

Favorite Technique: white washing (glazing)

by StrangeWhimsy
My newest favorite technique is what I call 'whitewashing'. After the piece is baked, I go over with a very dry brush dipped in titanium white acrylic paint (remember stenciling..that dry) and lightly brush over the which ever part I want to make pop, then I do a short re-bake to set the paint. I have scraped at it with a nail and its not coming off, but you can glaze over it if you like, I would recommend a satin type glaze so you keep the 'old, worn paint' feeling.
I have used other colors than white but the white is by far my favorite.

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7 Smooshing Thoughts:

Lupe Meter said...

Great technique...thanks for sharing! Beautiful pendant...love all the details

ArtFairly Aware said...

Love this!

Teresa Kintner Gunderson said...

Really gorgeous. It's amazing the things that can be done with paints & dyes on clay. This one reminds me of some antique jewelry I've seen. Thank you for sharing!

Jan said...

Beautiful, love the effect!

Sarah Berman Design said...

I loved it!

averilpam said...

Beautiful effect!

EcclecticLadyLand said...

I love this! Gonna have to try, thank you for sharing =)