This is a technique that I discovered by accident when
playing experimenting with my new Interference acrylic colours. This paint works best over dark colours so I created a dark background and was layering the interference colour and really liked the effect. With a little practice you can make it look like brushed metal.
You Will Need
- Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylic Paint: Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna
- Daler Rowney Interference acrylic colour; Shimmering Gold
- White Mount board
- Plate to mix colours on
- Two scraps of rag
- Palette knife
- Jar of water
- Use the palette knife to apply a layer of Burnt Umber over the whole mount board panel, allow this layer to dry.
- With a rag apply interference gold in ‘grain direction’ as seen in the video and previously in the weathered wood tutorial. Allow this layer to dry.
- With a rag, apply some Burnt Sienna in ‘grain direction’ like you did with the gold. Burnt sienna is semi transparent and will let earlier layers show through but this will warm the colours up and tone down any areas that are looking too bright. Allow this layer to dry.
- Continue to build your layer till you have an effect that you like, if you like a darker tone go back in with some Burnt Umber with the rag to deepen some areas or perhaps create a frame to the piece.
Like with the other techniques, to get the best results it’s all about the blending. Build up the layers gradually for the best results and allow each layer to dry before you apply the next.
Winsor & Newton Galeria is a flow formula acrylic paint, so the finished result will be flat. This makes it ideal for art journals, ATC and pieces you wish to write or stamp over. If you want a more dimensional effect use a heavy bodied acrylic paint such as Daler Rowney Cryla which will add more dimension to the piece.
Experiment with different base colours and mixes for other effects.
- Daler Rowney
- Daler Rowney Shimmering Colours
- Shimmering colours at Jackson’s Art Supplies
- Winsor & Newton
Hope you have enjoyed the video and will give the technique a try, do let me know how you get on. I’d love to see what you create using this technique.
Best wishes and thanks for reading see you soon