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 Post subject: Antique look?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:25 am 

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I just saw this foam pumpkin with a very simple pattern selling for close to $50. Part of its charm was that it was antique looking. It made me curious if there was some sort of stain that could be lightly brushed over a gemmy then the shiny spray Stoney discovered to complete the look? I guess it'd either have to be stained before shading, or used just on cut outs?

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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:21 pm 

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Check Home Depot and Lowes

they have antique paint that just Sprays on.
and it may come in a Gloss.

I would carve First then Paint !
the Yellow Foam will take away from the antique Look ;)


If the Spray paint don't Work

Also do a Google search for Faux Painting & Finishes
There is Plenty of online tutorials and maybe some youtube Videos on the Process.

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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:33 am 

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I would suggest taking ONE kin and cut it into pieces where you can try different techniques without wasting a number of kins.

Maybe you can use a technique call "Dry Brushing". You place the tiniest amount of paint on a brush that looks like a makeup blusher ot a stencil brush. The paint will only stick to certain areas leaving a highlighted look. I used that technique while stenciling and the color variations look so much more interesting than just adding a solid color.







Also when I did ceramics, I used some paint on a dry cloth to lightly rub paint on the finished pieces and then wiping it off with a clean cloth very lightly to make the paint smear and puddle in the grooves. That gives the piece an antiqued look.

Let us know if you find something that works for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
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They also have at Hobby Lobby and Michaels, in the craft paint aisle some small bottles of Antiquing or Crackle stuff... So, you could just get a small bottle to see how it works out first. And I like the idea of cutting a kin up and testing different techniques on each piece til you find what you like. Great, great idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
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You could also try the different techniques on the pieces youcut out of the bottom of each kin you do. It won't be seen when replaced and you don't have to destroy ANY kins in the process


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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:41 am 

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StuartP wrote:
You could also try the different techniques on the pieces youcut out of the bottom of each kin you do. It won't be seen when replaced and you don't have to destroy ANY kins in the process



Listen here Stuart!!! Sometime a sacrifice MUST be made in order to achieve greatness!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Antique look?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:27 am 

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oohh great ideas guys!! I knew I could count on all of you :) I am going to go this weekend and see what I can find.


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