Tips for Creating Texture

Hi everyone! It’s Jodie from Decoris Vintage Designs. Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely love texture when painting my furniture pieces. Not only is it great for hiding imperfections you may have had to otherwise fix, but it also offers unique faux finishes and can totally transform wood into stone!

Here are my top tips for creating texture with Chalk Mineral Paint!

Tip #1 Texture Additive – Dixie Belle Sea Spray

Okay, so I might be going straight for the obvious here, but Dixie Belle Sea Spray is an amazing texture additive that can completely transform your chalk mineral paint finish and one of my absolute favorite products. All you need to do is mix two scoops of Sea Spray with 8oz of Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint until it is a cake batter like consistency and then dab onto your furniture. I love to create Olde’ Worlde’ looks with Sea Spray, but you can create all kinds of styles, from Chippy to Weathered to Boho; all your limited to is your own imagination!

Tip #2 Stipple Your Brush

Stippling (aka dabbing or a bit of “dabby dabby” with your brush) is a great way to create texture! The reason being is that all of those brush bristles that are loaded with paint, are being pushed onto your furniture creating not only unique patterns but also is causing a lot of paint to be applied all in one go.

Tip #3 Natural Bristled Brushes

Unlike the soft material of Synthetic Brushes, Natural Bristles tend to be much more firm and wiry, this means they are likely to create far more texture then their synthetic counterparts.

Want to read more textured tips? Head on over to Decoris Vintage Designs here!

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