Antique Glaze Technique

antique May 25, 2022

Today, I am showing you how to mix a glazing medium to tone and antique your art piece! You will need a measuring cup, glazing medium, Burnt Umber acrylic paint, and a piece of an old t-shirt. 

Pour 1 ounce of glaze into your cup and then mix in 1 teaspoon of your Burnt Umber color. Test your color and add more if you'd like. I'm going to add a 1/2 teaspoon more. Now it's time to apply the mix to your piece!

If you are new to this, work in sections! Just add your color to your canvas. Don't go slow - your time to remove and blend this is limited. Get it on as fast as you can before it starts to dry.

Take your t-shirt piece and just wipe it straight down. Remove all of that excess glaze. Wipe in one direction - not up and down, or side to side. 

Do one section at a time and repeat for your entire art piece. For my piece, I'm doing all of the outside texture as well as the door. For my bottom section, I'm wiping in one direction - left to right.

And that's it!...

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