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Antiquing Silver Leaf
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Antiquing glaze creates the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver.
 

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artSparx has created a 3 stage step-by-step tutorial series. Series 1 begins with basic plaster application, our 2nd series illustrates antique glazing and plaster distressing methods, culminating in the final fresco simulation series 3, hand-painted elements. You can complete each tutorial as a finish and style in it's own right. Or, depending on your interests and style needs, combine the tutorials to achieve the hand-painted fresco appearance that will bring your environment to life.


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Ideally suited for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and almost any piece of furniture. Create a polished ivory look, or a Classic French striee with this glazing recipe and technique.

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artSparx Antiquing Techniques

Ratings 2 - 4
moderate/difficult

Antiquing with artist acrylic or artist oil paints and antique wax effects.
For use on: furniture, objects, gilded surfaces, and fine art paintings
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Basic Antiquing Techniques
Antiquing is the process of aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are many methods of antiquing objects, furniture, mural paintings and wall surfaces. 

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  General Antiquing Methods & Principles   Antique Parchment Glaze 
  The "Classic Antique Glaze   Furniture Antiquing 
  Antiquing with oil glazes   Antique Red Lacquer paint treatment
  Antiquing with water based glazes   Antique Bronzing Patina
  Antiquing with waxes   Antique wood grain
       
  Antiquing Gilt surfaces   Antique Plaster Effects Center  - New!
  Antiquing Gold Leaf   Venetian Plaster Effects
  Antiquing Silver Leaf   Fresco Wall Treatments
      Interior - Exterior Polished Plasters

Adding the finishing touches to your furniture, decorative object or gilt surface requires just the right know-how. artSparx delivers the expertise to give your project a sophisticated finish with an extra glow.
 

These step-by-step Antiquing tutorial include:

  • Insuring your surface is ready to be antiqued.

  • Antiquing and aging your painted or gilt surface.

  • Using oil-based or acrylic based paints

  • Color mixing recipe

  • Application Procedures

  • Clean up and detailing your object.

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General Antiquing
Methods and Principles
 

 

 

 

The "Classic antique glaze
This glaze mixture is the essential antique color recipe. Understand what colors to use, and how to mix them. Including accent antique methods like weathering, physical distressing, and creating fly specks and worm holes.

Antiquing with oil glazes 
What are Universal tinters, Japan colors or artist oil paint? Create the exact glaze you want, using the right materials.

Antiquing with water based glazes 
Whether you use Artist acrylic paints or Universal tinters as you colorant you can create the perfect antique glaze.

Antiquing with waxes
Paste wax, Bowling alley wax, Shoe polish? What's best for you. How to mix them, add colorant and blend to suit all your antiquing needs.

 
Antiquing Gilt surfaces

 

Adding the finishing touches to your gilt surface, whether Genuine Gold Leaf, Composition (imitation) Gold leaf, Silver or Copper leaf, requires just the right know-how. artSparx leads the way to the perfectly finished gilding project.

Antiquing Gold Leaf
Add the effects of age and time in a few short steps.

Antiquing Silver Leaf
Antiquing glaze creates the soft glow of slightly tarnished silver. Mixing the right colors use to be a challenge. Well not anymore.....

 
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Antique Parchment Glaze 
A classic color wash recipe. If you are going for a linen/parchment appearance on your walls try this simple recipe.

Furniture Antiquing 
Ideally suited for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and almost any piece of furniture. Create a polished ivory look, or a Classic French striee with this glazing recipe and technique.

Antique Plaster Effects
artSparx has created a 3 stage step-by-step tutorial series. Series 1 begins with basic plaster application, our 2nd series illustrates antique glazing and plaster distressing methods, culminating in the final fresco simulation series 3, hand-painted elements. You can complete each tutorial as a finish and style in it's own right. Or, depending on your interests and style needs, combine the tutorials to achieve the hand-painted fresco appearance that will bring your environment to life.

Antique Bronzing Patina animated clip!
Simulated bronzing effects are ideally applied over metal surfaces, or wooden objects, to create the appearance of a genuine bronze patina.

Antique wood grain - animated clip!
Produce this rustic finish with the appearance of antique wood grain.

Antique Red Lacquer paint treatment
This simulated polished red lacquer effect is perfect for creating an authentic Asian influence in any environment. Transform simple furniture, or elaborately carved ornament into a beautiful keep sake.


Antiquing Gold Leaf

Add the finishing touched to your gold leaf surface!

 

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