DIY Wall Art Using Elegant Finish Metallic Paint
While decorating my Master bedroom, I needed artwork for one large wall, so I decided to try my hand at a DIY paint chip art project.
I used an XL square craft punch to create 'mosaic tiles' from almost 20 different paint chip colors. After laying out the 'tiles' onto 2-2'X2' MDF board 'canvases', I then ModPodged each 'tile' onto my 'canvases'.
Once that was done, I wasn't at all happy with the look.
I felt the 'tiles' were too fresh, too clear, too defined; I wanted a more aged, worn, imperfect appearance.
I considered making my own glaze by combining glazing medium with a dark umber paint, or applying an off-the-shelf stain to the surface; I even thought about using a dark wax to knock down the 'too-perfect' appearance of the pieces. But I wasn't sure any of those efforts would give me the result I was after.
Then, finally, I found the ideal product: DecoArt's Elegant Finish Metallic Paint, in Rich Espresso.
There's no mixing necessary: it's a ready-to-use glazing liquid, with the added benefit of a metallic finish, which would age my 'canvases' AND add a beautiful metallic sheen to them.
It was easy to apply:
I simply used a 1" brush to cover two rows of 'tiles' at a time, wiping the excess off with a rag. In just a matter of minutes, I had both 'canvases' finished, with precisely the aged, distressed look I was hoping for.
After allowing the pieces to dry for an hour, I attached hanging hardware to the back of each piece and hung them on my formerly bare Master bedroom wall.
My wall is bare no more - I now have a pair of subtle, antiqued DIY wall art pieces, thanks to DecoArt's Elegant Finish Metallics Paint's 'Rich Espresso'!
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Which Do You Like Better? The BEFORE artwork, using Elegant Finish Metallic Paint's 'Rich Espresso', or the AFTER version?
The right tool makes every job easier, and nowhere is that truer than when painting! Use a narrow brush for more control and ease of use to apply a specialty paint product, like one of the Elegant Finish Metallic Paints.
Perfect to use in tight spaces, small projects, or for precision work!
A perfect choice when a cool metallic finish is desired!
Have you used any of the Elegant Finish Metallic Paints? Now that you've seen it in action, might you consider using it? On what sort of project? Share your thoughts here!