Here’s how I made the magnetic chalkboard and applied the same faux verdigris method to the picture frame that I found for $1.00 in the Goodwill store.
I cut the sheet metal with a pair of Pampered Chef’s Professional Shears. Make sure you wear gloves because the metal is sharp.
First I had to spray paint the piece of sheet metal and the frame.
1. Gray Primer, 2. Dual Paint and Primer in Flat Black, 3. Fusion Hammered Copper
To turn the sheet metal into chalkboard, I used Krylon’s Dual Paint and Primer in Flat Black. Before painting it, I lightly sanded and cleaned the surface. I gave it 3 light coats of the black paint.
For the frame, I primed it with gray primer and then gave it two light coats of Krylon’s Fusion Hammered Finish in Copper. I let this dry for 30 minutes.
This picture was taken after 2 coats.
To give the frame a verdigris finish, I used similar paint colors to what Shelly used in her tutorial.
1. Burnt Umber, 2. Metallic Peridot, 3. Pool Blue, 4. Antique White
I randomly dabbed on the green and blue.
Dab and swirl the paint into the detail of the frame allowing some of the copper paint to show through. It’s ok at this point for the paint to have brush marks.
Blend a dot of the antique white into the blue paint and lightly dab it on to give the paint a speckled appearance. Your brush should almost be dry. I also used a sea sponge at this point.
I’m linking this up to some of my favorite blogs such as:
Liz Marie Blog