Show and Tell...
Years ago while attending a less than enjoyable extended family dinner, at an even less than enjoyable chain restaurant, I learned a valuable lesson. As the adults engaged in "grown up" conversation, a five year old little guy looked my way and very seriously asked, "Is tomorrow Friday?" I answered "Yes it is, are you ready for the weekend?" He let out a ginormous sigh and said "Oh good, it's show and tell day...time to share". It struck me how important this activity is to a kindergartener...nothing else mattered at that moment. So, in the spirit of show and tell I am going to share a recipe for one of our favorite faux finishes.
Step 1: Working over a quality base paint (not flat) similar in color to chosen foil, roll on a generous coat of Wundasize in a manageable workable area. Before size sets up apply newspaper and rub with closed palm. Remove paper and discard. You will have remnants of ink from paper which enhances the final look. Complete entire area working quickly and in sections.
Step 2: Cut foil. Apply foil and scrub with brush. Make sure foil is applied shiny side up.
Step 3: Mix desired glaze color using FauxEffects Faux Creme Clear plus tint color (Faux Creme Color or Faux Color). Roll on glaze 100% coverage. Repeat newspaper imprint process as stated in step 1.
You're Finished! Easy, beautiful finish for walls. Also works well on furniture, moldings and canvas art.