Step 2. Surface preparation
Once is completely dry, we apply a coat or two if necessary of Gesso Paste Black. We do this to prepare the surface for painting. Do not miss this step. When you apply Velvet Paste or other metallic paint the right preparation of the surface gives you stunning result. Don´t forget the inside!!!!. I´ve made decorative elements in molds and used them as ornaments for my box. I glued the decorative elements to the sides and top of the box and covered with Gesso too.
Step 3. Adding color
Now it´s time to use the Velvet Effect Paste! I chose the following colors:
- Lapis Lazuli
I apply a coat of blue shades of Velvet paste first those are Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire, leaving some black background uncovered just to obtain this old-looking effect. I make sure that this coat is dry before I proceed further. I add the Amber color, a golden tone which I use to highlight the edges and the ornaments. I do not use so much of Velvet Paste- paint for this. I take a small amount on a brush, and if I take too much, I remove the excess from the brush and gently touch the surface with a brush. I want to get a sort of “rust effect” on this box, so I also add bronze tones, Beryl and Jasper. Velvet Paste colors are fantastic and so is texture. The texture is rich and creamy with tiny little grain particles that you can barely see, but those particles give astonishing deep multitone color metallic effect.