This mid-century modern piece was in need of a beach scene!
Mid-century modern pieces tend to have a slick glossy finish so I used Slick Stick to help adhere paint to the surface. Slick Stick is perfect for slick surfaces such as counter tops, glass, and glossy surfaces.
Dixie Belle Paint Products:
- White Lightning
- Slick Stick
- Pine Cone
- Mud Puddle
- Sand Bar
- Yankee Blue
- Haint Blue
- In the Navy
- Clear Coat in Satin
- Gator Hide
I started with the color Pine Cone from Dixie Belle for the sand. I blended Fluff into the mix next and dry brushed the Fluff back into the Pine Cone for a layered look.
Next I blended Peacock and Yankee Blue together for the water. I added Kudzu above that and then went back with the Fluff.
At the very top, I started to fade in some In The Navy. The key to getting a blended layered look like this is to use your brighter colors for your first coat and your lighter colors for the second coat.
After the first coat of colors were laid on, I used the color Mud Puddle and Sand Bar on the sand to get an even more layered effect. Using different, but similar shades helps create a layered look.
For the water I painted Haint Blue over the top. I also did a lot of dry brushing with Fluff to create a cohesive look throughout the whole front.
I did use a little bit of water with my spray mister, but for the most part I kept my brushes dry.
My favorite tip for painting an artistic piece is to keep the art on the front and the sides simple. I used a solid coat of In the Navy for the top and then ombred the sides with In the Navy and Fluff.
To protect it I gave it two coats of Clear Coat in Satin all over and then an extra two coats of Gator Hide on the top! Here she is ready for her beach home on Lake Michigan!
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