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Midge

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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2017, 04:39:13 AM »
Thanks for all the advice guys its much appreciated,  I have plenty of acrylics, but no oils so I'll go and buy a small tube of black oil paint.


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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2017, 01:35:27 AM »
Give it a dark or black (very liquid) oil paint,
let it dry
and go over it with steel-wool pad (for cleaning pans and working tables)
to bring out the bare metal as highlights.

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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 05:14:00 PM »

Clean the figure of flash, black oil paint dabbed on and in one direction gently clean the paint off, this give you a patina on the figure  ;) 


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Midge

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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 03:19:58 PM »
Thanks Guys I appreciate your input!
What I would actually like to do is just bring out the detail.  Would putting on a dark wash and then rubbing it off be a solution?




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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2017, 11:41:35 AM »
One very old and simple approach is to undercoat in a dark color and then use rub'n buff which is a paste that can be applied with a cloth.  There is a silver, silver and bronze product all of which provide a nice aged look.


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Re: Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2017, 11:37:48 AM »
Are you looking at darkening or rusting them? Possibly a dark oil paint wash filling in the cracks and crevices followed by a lighter drybrushing working from the top and going downward? Perhaps an illustration/image of what you're looking for would be helpful?


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Edit: I probably should have read Midge's first post. In my defense, I've only had one cup of coffee (so far) this morning...  ::)

Midge

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Antiquing or ageing Flat Figures
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 07:37:02 AM »
Hi
I am a total newbie to flats so could you guys advise me on what medium & method I would need to use to to age or antique flats rather than painting them in the traditional way.  I hope to use this method on a couple of pieces to give as gifts.
Thank You for any advice.


Cheers


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