It's been awhile since I've posted on the blog, life gets in the way between keeping my booth stocked, my own home projects, working full time, and maintaing my Facebook page;
My birthday is Sunday and I recently received my gift from my aunt in the mail, along with a few other goodies was this journal....
The interesting part is, my aunt did not know that I have a blog, or that the name is "Peddlin' Through Life." I took it as a sign....
The blog has come in handy lately, when people ask for one of my recipes, I can often just send a link to it here which has the ingredients, pictures, and all, much more convenient than writing it down each time :)
I decided to write up a short post about General Finishes Glaze Effect's, if you haven't already checked out "Chrissie's collections," I highly suggest you add her on Facebook, she creates AMAZING pieces and is the source for a lot of my inspiration. She also has a booth at University Picker's in the back of the store, which is conveniently where you can buy the full line of General Finishes products.
I did this project using Maison Blanche's chalk paint in "Sugar Cane" and GF glaze effects in Burnt Umber.
I found this cute frame at a thrift store, it's finish wasn't too bad but kind of looked cheap, and it had the perfect crevices to practice with the glaze, since it was my first time, I didn't want to mess up a more expensive piece.
First I painted one very light coat of the chalk paint, this will allow the second coat to adhere nice and smooth. Let dry, then applied a second coat.
I then applied the glaze effects with a paint brush, applying heavily in the corners, I forgot to take a picture of this step, but it looked like I poured chocolate milk over the frame. Then I used damp paper towels, which is recommended for water based finishes, and wiped off the excess, leaving the glaze mainly in the crevices.
I lightly sanded the frame to allow some of the original gold to show through, and that was it! I will seal this with GF high performance polyurethane.
Just love that aged antiqued look :)