Make your own dipped effect artwork

Make your own dipped effect artwork


Posted 5th Feb 2018

We love the dipped effect - it's a great way to give old paintings and portraits a modern twist, creating your own quirky art

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is a great way of creating a fashionable flat matt finish, which can bring a new lease of life to tired, worn-out items. In most cases there’s no need to prime before painting, making it perfect for a whole range of projects, big or small. 

You will need

Rust-Oleum Colour Wash (750ml , £12.99)
Frames - photos or art
Sponge
Painter’s tape

Directions

1 Remove the glass and picture from the frame. Take the frame and Rust-Oleum spray paint (we used Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold) and shake thoroughly. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the frame and spray. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart. Once fully dry, pop the painting back into the frame.

2 Take a strip of masking tape and press the tape against some fabric to test that it isn’t too sticky (otherwise you may have trouble getting it off the photo without damaging it). Place the tape across the photo and frame and press down lightly.

3 Using a sponge, dab the paint across the painting and the frame, building up the paint until the lower half of the painting and the frame is covered. Once fully dry, peel off the masking tape and hang!

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum 





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