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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spattering Technique

This faux painting technique is fun but can be a little messy. It may require a little practice to get the effect just the way you would like it to look. Sample boards are sold at many local hardware stores and make great practice boards.

There are many tools that can be used to create this look. Fan brushes work well, but you can also use an old toothbrush. They even make a tool that is used specifically for spattering.

First, you will need to thin the paint your are going to use. Then wiggle your brush through the paint. You are going to tap the loaded brush on top of another paint brush handle. This will cause the paint to spatter on to the surface from the paint loaded brush. Often the size of the flecking is determined by how close you are to the surface you are spattering.

If you are using an old toothbrush, you will pull the bristles back with you finger and then go. This of course is done to a paint loaded toothbrush. It is recommended that you be at least three inches from the surface, but not more than ten inches away.

Keep in mind that your paint needs to be an inky consistency for the best results. Move your brush around as you are spattering. This will keep you from getting it too heavy in one spot and spread it out more evenly. I would strongly suggest practicing this faux technique before moving on to your project.

Amy
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