Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to patina miniature items to give them an aged look.



 
I wanted my doorknobs around Ophelia's house to look like old brass. I used these two metallic paints. While holding the knob in place with a toothpick I coated the knob/plate with the darker metallic paint first, being sure to get into all the crevasses.
 



Once dry, I painted over them with the lighter metallic paint. I dabbed the brush on the wax paper first to get off some paint then I painted them sporadically and quickly. Immediately, I taped my finger over the knob plate to lift any extra paint. I still want some of the original gold to show through.

That’s it!
Here are some examples of finished knobs on doors.


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