I love big transformations! I was thrilled when I found this bowl on one of my trips to my local thrift store. I have wanted to try out Dixie Belle Patina products and this bowl was the perfect piece to create a dramatic transformation. Dixie Belle Patina products will transform decor and even furniture into a rusty, aged look.
Here is how I transformed this bright, kitschy bowl into a Primitive inspired patina effect using Dixie Belle Patina products.
Clean your bowl with White Lightning to remove any grease or residue.
Since this bowl was ceramic, I applied a thin layer of Slick Stick over the whole bowl to help the paint adhere. After 2 hours, I applied another coat and let it sit overnight.
I poured a small amount of Collard Greens paint onto the wax paper. I mixed approximately half a scoop of Sea Spray into the paint until it had a peanut butter consistency. Using a natural bristle brush, I applied the paint in a cross hatch pattern. Click here to watch a video on how to apply your paint in a cross hatch pattern. I wanted lots of texture to give the bowl a very rustic feel. Once dry, I gently dry brushed Pine Cone around the bottom of the bowl to add some definition.
I shook the Iron Patina paint very well and dabbed it along the edging of the whole bowl.
I used Bronze Patina paint dabbing it around the bottom of the bowl, leaving a slight space from the Iron. Make sure not to mix the two Patina paints together.
After the paint was dry, I dabbed another coat of Iron Patina paint over my first coat. Working in small sections (approximately ¼ section of the bowl), while the paint was still wet, I sprayed the Patina spray into a cup. Using a brush I dabbed the green patina into the Iron paint. By applying it with a brush, I was able to control the application and give it a different look. I continued to complete the rest of the bowl, alternating between spraying the green patina in some sections and dabbing it in others.
I followed the same steps, apply the Bronze paint and alternated between spraying and dabbing the green patina. Then I waited for the transformation to begin!
What I love about the patina is how it can transform beautifully over time.
Shortly after applying the green patina
4 hours later- I decided to add some Iron Patina paint in the center of the bowl and after the second coat I sprayed the Patina spray, letting the puddle slightly. I left it to dry overnight.
After 24 hours
After 24 hours there was quite a transformation. To add some depth and showcase the gorgeous orange tones of the rust, I used a small brush to lightly blend a small amount of black Gilding Wax around the edges of the patina areas.
I was so amazed with the transformation! From a kitschy thrift store bowl, into a gorgeous, heavy patinated bowl that looks like it has aged over 100 years. I love using the Patina products and watching how it would continue to transform over several hours. Make sure to try out Dixie Belle Patina paints and spray on your next DIY project and have some fun. Happy painting!