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Date: 5/24/2006 8:03:22 AM
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"> </title><script src=""></script><!--"></title><script src=""></script><!--The dry pigment will not mix well in your paint so it is better not used in this application. To achieve the french country blue first paint the the cabinets in a pale blue tone, like a robins egg blue or wedgewood blue color tone. When this is dry go over the entire surface again using a diluted white or off white paint. This will 'white wash' the blue tone. You can make this second color (white glaze) quite watery, mixing your paint with water in about a 1:3 proportion (paint:water). The white washing will lighten the blue and create a sun bleached appearance. To complete the look, first lightly sand the surfaces, focusing on the edges and corners, often getting down to bare wood. Next complete the entire peice by washing on an antique glaze. Mix Raw Umber and Burnt Sienne together with water to create a fluid glaze. Loosely wash this over the surfaces, wiping with a rag and softening with a brush. Allow the antique glaze to remain in the recesses.

It is a 4 step process, and a lovely result is created...
1. Paint base color
2. White Wash
3. Sand
4. Antique Glaze

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