It’s time for Project 3 of our 5 Day Thrifting Painting Challenge! How are you finding it so far? I have absolutely LOVED seeing the first completed projects. Thank you so much for sharing them with me and I’m as proud as punch of you all! Today it’s all about How To Paint Farmhouse Wall Art using the Dry Brush Technique.
How to Paint Farmhouse Wall Art Using The Dry Brush Method
Dry Brushing Techniqe is best used on things that have a raised area beacause it highlights the raised areas. Decor Moulds are another good surface to work on also. You can also use the dry brush technique on flat surfaces too to get a layered look.
- Your thrifted item
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Old Rags
- 2 of your favourite paint colours, prefferably a light and dark paint – I used Fusion Mineral Paint – Heirloom and Champlain
- Brush – I used Cling On! F30 and R12
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Clear Wax
- Wax Brush – I used my Madeline – Medium
Step 1 – This piece had a broken mirror behind it so I removed it and disgarded. Mix your TSP with warm water and clean your entire piece.
Step 2 – Using your brush give the entire piece a coat of Champlain. The reason that I did this was beacause there was some white paint missing and I wanted that to be seen on the sides of the carvings. Let dry.
Step 3 – Give the entire piece a coat of Heirloom and let dry.
Step 4 – Pop out some Champlain onto an old tile or a paper plate. You won’t need very much. Then using your DRY R12 Brush lightly dry brush over the entire piece to highlight the raised carved areas. Let completely dry and apply wax with your wax brush.
Now it’s time to get busy on your peice and enjoy! If you have any questions please feel free to aske them below.
Happy Painting and look forward to seeing you tomorrow with another fun project!