Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Help please

Hello Blog friends,
I need some help... I need to paint a frame and make it look chippy, does anyone have any ideas or know anyone that might know how to make that happen? I am looking for the frame to look like it has been around for a while with the paint chipping away. When I do my primitive furniture I use a sander to get a worn look but that is not giving me the look I need. SO ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED...
Thanks so much, oh and it is sunny and beautiful here in Maine today, I think I can smell spring


dee begg said...

Have you tried using shoe polish? You paint your undercoat, then put the neutral shoe polish where you think you want the paint to be worn off. Then apply your top coat. The shoe polish won't allow the top coat of paint to stick, so all you do is to sand those areas lightly and it flakes right off. Some people also use a candle to do this too...I prefer the shoe polish.


Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

What about crackle medium? it gives that aged crackling look and you can still sand areas to look worn. You can get crackle medium at any craft store.

Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

Thank you for these ideas... I have never used shoe polish but have heard it is fun to use... I read someplace that they used shoepolish instead of wax or stain to antique a piece of furniture. and Jean, I thought about the crackle but I don't want the whole thing to look crackle, just spots here and there. maybe I should try to crack just a small section and see how it looks. Thank you so much for the ideas

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

I use Caromal Colors paint and their chipping creme. You just "smoosh" the paint on, then the chipping creme and another coat of paint. The top coat chips off with a screwdriver, scraper or something like that. I love the look and have never been able to achieve the same look with acrylic paint. The paint is pricey but it goes a long, long way.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

You can also use candle wax Sabrina. Basecoat your frame, take an old uncolored candle and rub it on where you want to paint to chip off and then paint on your top coat. Once dry, the top coat will chip off where the candle wax was applied since the paint won't adhere to the wax. Have fun! Deb