Advice 1: How to wear out the paint

Old age can also be beautiful. Proof of this are the interiors in retro style with time-blackened bronze candlesticks and shabby dressers. The art of creating these aged surfaces accessible not only to designers and decorators. Add the subject a dozen years in the home.
How to wear out the paint
You will need
  • - paint;
  • - brush;
  • cloth;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - a sponge;
  • - varnish for cracking.
In stores for artists are sold ready paint with antique effect. However, you can experiment with conventional compositions.
To test the first method you will need a cotton fabric of white color (or any color but non-fading). Pour in a tray for paint any color latex paint in a thin layer. Crumple the cloth in her hand and lightly dip it in the paint. Press the fabric to the painted surface, but do not RUB. As a result, you will get an uneven layer of color. Leave it to dry, and then RUB the entire area with fine emery paper, enhancing the effect of peeling time colors. The finished layer will secure a suitable varnish (it is selected depending on the material that has been painted).
The effect of the old silvering or gilding chipped you can get on brand new things with acrylic paint of two colors. The first layer is applied tightly, ukravit this is a roller. After the paint is completely dry in some areas surface applied gold or silver acrylic: dip it in the sponge and press it 5-10 times to paper-draft. When the trace of the sponge becomes easy and the prints will be visible the texture of the foam, with light patting movements "powder" base color.
On wooden objects would be the best look half-worn white paint. As a rule, it goes well with the contrasting blue background. Use a hard brush rather large size of the bristles. The uneven edge of the bristles will be an added advantage. Type in the brush a little bit of paint, RUB it on draft. When the tool will be semi-dry and the slide will be impeded, go with a brush on wood, a few minutes Polish it with a dry cloth. Such strokes will look good on convex parts of the objects with which the paint is most quickly erased in their daily use.
For more professional antiquity effect experiment with krakelyurnogo varnish. During a one-step craquelure on the subject to apply the base color, which will later be visible in the cracks. After drying, this layer must be covered krakelyurnogo varnish and wait for such an extent of drying in which the fingers will be free to come off from the surface of the object, but also to feel the humidity. This is followed by the layer of contrasting paint, which will crack.
When you create a two-step crackle varnish is applied to the finished product and create a network of small cracks, which rubbed pastel or colored powder. Regardless of what kind of craquelure you prefer, apply the varnish in a single layer, without touching the brush to have covered the place. Together with the thickness of the layer will increase the size of the cracks. When all the cracks dry, aged subject of the top layer of finish paint to consolidate the effect.

Advice 2 : How to age copper

Interior designers and people involved in the manufacturing of jewelry, you know, how attractive is the aged copper. Vintage jewelry and vintage accessories are all the rage. In order to get them, it is not necessary to wait long, you can quickly age copper artificially.
How to age copper
You will need
  • Copper product
  • ammonia,
  • medium-grained nail file or fine sandpaper,
  • lid from a glass jar,
  • the cap from a bottle
  • saucer,
  • plastic or glass container.
To quickly wear out the copper, you need to handle it in a special way. Depending on the size of the product, you may need medium glass nail file or fine sandpaper. Treat new copper product with sandpaper or a nail file. If you treat the fittings for making jewelry, take a brush and apply the copper over the entire surface so that it looked scratched, but was not rough. If the hardware is rough, it will cling to clothes. If it is a large copper products, treat the entire surface equally. Most sand paper protruding, sharp places, as well as deepen and fine details. However, try not to leave a completely raw sandpaper.
Further, in order to quickly wear out the copper, it is necessary to achieve oxidation. In order to oxidize the copper items, you'll need ammonia. In its pure form does not occur, but you can always buy ammonia that is the ammonia in the water. Buy ammonia at any pharmacy. Next, you need to find a plastic or glass container, comparable to the size of the processed copper products. Take this container and put (deliver) there is a copper item that you wish to wear out. Take the cap from the bottle, if you want to put accessories or other small copper objects, and pour ammonia. If you process larger product, take a saucer or the lid from a small glass jar, and pour ammonia over there. Put the cap or container with ammonia in the same container, where it lies, or copper ware. Tightly close the lid and wait. After a while you will see that the copper has been darkened and no longer looks new.
Avoid getting ammonia in eyes and on mucous membranes. It can cause burns. In case of ingress of ammonia into eyes, rinse well with water or solution of boric acid (5%).
Useful advice
If you want the oxidation reaction was faster, gently reheat the container in which the workpiece is made of copper. Copper will darken even faster with increasing temperature. However, do not dip copper in ammonia, and do not wipe them with copper to speed up the process.
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