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Creating The Look of Fortuny The DIY Way

Creating The Look of Fortuny The DIY Way

, by Gene Howard, 3 min reading time

This finish is stunning and so fun to do. Use this finish on artwork, furniture, wallpaper, and so much more. The depth you'll get my following these techniques are divine. 

Supplies You Need

Venetian Damask Mesh Stencil

One Step Paint in colors: Vintage Affliction, Easy Street, Brooks Grey, Black, Lady Singing The Blues

Gel Art Inks in colors: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Hush Your Mouth

Glazed Over

Sponge Brush

Lint-Free Rag

ChalkArt Spreader 

Paint Roller

Artist Brush

How To

Step 1: Mix Your Paints

Mix three parts Easy Street, one part Vintage Affliction, and one part Brooks Grey One Step Paint. 

Step 2: Paint Your Surface

Using your custom color and a high density paint roller to paint your surface. Allow it to dry 20-30 minutes.

Step 3: Make Your Glaze

Remember your ratios for a glaze - one part glaze, one part water, one part paint. For this glaze we are going to mix one part Glazed Over, one part water, one part of our paint we mixed in the first step but we will also add a little Lady Singing The Blue Ones Step Paint and Black One Step Paint. We wanted to have a bit of a darker color for this glaze.

Step 4: Paint Your Glaze On

Paint your glaze on using a sponge brush or a roller. Apply it in all different motions - circular, organic squiggles, etc. Work in sections so you have complete control over your areas - you want to work fairly quickly so it does not dry. After applying your glaze to a section, bunch up a lint-free rag and pounce it on to the section. We don't want it to be too crunchy or to look like leather. Allow your glaze to dry. 

Step 5: Lay Your Stencil Down + Mix Your Gel Art Inks

Lay your stencil down on your piece and press it down so that it sticks. These stencils are great because they will hold in place on your surface and then you can easily remove it. Wash your stencils in water, let them dry, and use it over and over!

Time to mix your Gel Art Ink - mix Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and Hush Your Mouth Gel Art Ink. 

Step 6: Apply Your Gel Art Ink To Your Stencil

Apply your mixture in sections to your stencil using an artist brush. 

Mix more blue into your other mixture and apply is here and there.

Use a ChalkArt spreader to start blending your inks around.

Add some Metallic Silver Ink and work that around the stencil. 

Keep adding more gold and silver and blending until your stencil is covered.

Step 7: Remove Your Stencil

Remove your stencil and see your gorgeous design! Be sure to wash your stencil as soon as you can. 


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