Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Painting The Floor.
So far i have given the floor tile several coats of paint to try and build up the stone texture. Not totally happy with it yet and will try and bring it more to life later today.
I started off with a light grey using acrylic paint, then started building up darker shades of grey with raw umber (dark brown) and black mixed in. I kept adding a little bit of raw umber and black each time to take it a shade darker, and kept stippling with a medium to firm brush, and dabbing with baby wipes.
I started my light grey base off with white, buttermilk and black. I find adding buttermilk improves the colour and tones it down slightly, while also adding an aged look. Seems to warm the mix up a little too.
For the gaps i used the same mix but added a lot more brown and black. I just brushed it in and wiped of the the excess with baby wipes.
I have also done the same with the table and will post pictures tomorrow when complete.