Creating an Aged Finish, using Amy Howard’s One-Step chalk based paint and Toscana Paint Powder June 9, 2014
I’m sitting on the plane right now, heading back to Sacramento. I had a great visit, with family in Illinois! A direct flight, with Wifi…. what more could I ask for!?
Amy Howard and her team of pro’s, are often sharing amazing techniques on her blog (amyhowarddaily.com) that I have to share! I have just the piece to try this on, that I’ll share soon, but for now, we’ll follow the process on a piece of molding.
I tried this process, back at the shop, before leaving, using two shades of aqua and it turned out beautifully. This process uses Amy’s One Step, (chalk-based) paint, followed by her Toscana Paint Powder, (milk paint). Take it away, Amy!…
Original post: How To: Toscana Powder Paint over One Step
I love to share different ways in which you can use the Amy Howard At Home products. For this process, I used the Noir Toscana Powder paint, Paige Blue One Step paint, Light Wax, Dark Wax, and Dust of the Ages.
-Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint
-Amy Howard At Home Toscana Powder Paint
-Amy Howard At Home Antiquing Glaze
-Amy Howard At Home Light Wax
-Amy Howard At Home Dark Wax
-Amy Howard At Home Dust of the Ages
-China bristle brushes
-Artist paint brush
How To Instructions:
1. Begin with your raw piece.
2. Paint on the Amy Howard At Home One Step Paint of your choice. Paint on for complete coverage and wait to dry.
3. Pour your Toscana Powder Paint into a bowl and mix with water.
4. Paint with your artist paint brush the Toscana Powder paint over the dried One Step paint.
5. Let your Toscana paint dry.
6. Dip your sponge into the Antiquing Glaze.
7. Sponge and glaze to remove areas of the Toscana.
8. Let the glaze dry completely.
9. Add Light Wax with your china bristle brush.
10. Repeat Step 9 with your Dark Wax.
11. Once the wax has dried and has a lightly tacky surface, add the Dust of the Ages.
12. Using a t-shirt rag, buff the Dust of Ages.
13. Finally you have your beautiful Toscana Noir over One Step paint Finish!