|ASCP color ranges mixed with off-white - link to Cirue Interiors blog|
1) How can I extend the color range of the paints I already have bought (graphite, off-white and duck egg blue)
2) Besides chairs and wooden pieces, on what else can I use this marvelous paint.
The book itself shows the paint being used on ironwork lamps, candelabras and cement outdoor planters - amongst other items. My pinterest and internet research shows me that this is just the tip of the iceberg!
First to the colors and expanding the range. I found a website Link to Cirue Interiors that has done a marvelous job showing the range of colors that can be achieved just by adding off-white and provides strips to illustrate the variation. I have included them in a few of this blogger's more unique projects perfectly illustrating both issues I mention above:
|Refurbished Lamp Base - Using Persian Blue|
Here are some of the writer's tips on creating texture in the paint ... take more paint with the brush and brush it gently. The options are endless you can even use your fingers; make letters, figures and so on. Once the paint is completely dry the next step is the wax. First apply a coat of clear wax and then a thick coat of dark wax. Use enough wax so you can almost not see the colour of the paint and let it dry. Use clear wax again to remove some of the dark wax excess and disclose the texture, the dark wax is what makes the texture show, so it is good to use a lot.
|Refurbished Chandelier and Range of Colors from link|
including this great lamp redo and a very interesting application on fabric to make accent pillows.
|Details of how to achieve this can be found on website - link|
|Emperor's Red Used on Accent Pillow - source|
|My own French Chair Project - Graphite Black over Off-white http://wydevendesigns.com|