How to Make Your Own Paris Gray Chandelier
Paris Grey chalk dust pencil is a medium used for drawing and painting with chalk. Paint with your basic charcoal pencil. It is the most common pencil for artists and designers. This pencil is made of natural pigment in the form of clay the most commonly used in artists workshop since many years. It is also available in different sizes and colours.
First, apply the base coat of Paris gray chalk paint. This will provide the base color for all the other colors to be painted onto. If the piece you are working on has no texture or designs, it will require a second coat of this acrylic paint to add the needed details. Easy to work with, fast drying and safe for all metals – acrylics are non toxic.
Use the roller brush to apply the paint. The paint dries very fast and gives even coverage on the piece. Using a paint pen tip, smooth the edges of the design. You can apply the paint in a diagonal or straight line. You can apply as much coats of paris gray chalk paint as you want to see the details of the piece.
If you are doing a drawing on a white piece of cloth, you will need a white piece of cloth, scissors, pencil and crayon. A cotton wool ball can be used if there is no paint and a paper towel can be used to clean the surface of the piece before you start drawing. Get an equal measurement of cloth pieces and draw a square on the square of cloth using the cotton wool ball. Using the sharpest pencil you can draw a square on the square of the fabric, remembering to make sure that it is centered. This is the basic design of your custom headboard.
If you are going to paint your dresser, get a piece of cloth that is as large as your dresser so that the paris gray chalk paint will be drawn well on the back side. It is important to know that the more pieces of cloth you use, the more detail you will be able to draw. Draw lines across the top of the piece of cloth, creating patterns. These patterns will guide you when you cut the fabric pieces to fit the dresser.
If you are making a dresser, get a piece of chicken wire that has a length that is one inch longer than the length of your dresser. Paint the back of the cabinet using paris gray chalk paint. After you have painted the cabinet back on, place another piece of chicken wire along the bottom edge of the cabinet. Cut this piece of wire in the same pattern as the first piece. Then, attach this piece of wire along the bottom of the dresser where you want the cabinet door to be.
Now, you can start adding glues to the top of your cabinets. For one side of the cabinets, only glue the wax on. On the other side of the cabinets, glue the wax on, but not the sides. Make sure that the wax you are applying to the cabinets is the same color as the one that was used to wax the cabinets. You do not want to match the wax to the paint that was used to coat the cabinets.
After you have glued all the glues on, place two coats of clear wax on the cabinet. Three coats are usually sufficient. The clear wax will protect the paris gray color of the chalk from getting wet. You can now begin to paint the cabinet.
Paris Gray Chandelier Paint For Dry Brushing Crafts
When I bought my new salon-grade paris grey paint, I was hoping it would look great. I am not typically a heavy-duty or high-gloss kind of person, and rarely if ever use paint brands with strong fragrances. My tastes run toward matte, natural-looking colors that do not require much fuss to maintain. I especially like the soft glow that a smooth-textured paint adds to any room’s look.
I started out painting my walls a sheer, dark gray. It took me just two or three applications, using very small and thin brushes, to create a sophisticated but rustic vibe in my paris gray chalk paint project. After I was done, I wanted to create a similar but more exciting vibe in the shower room. Again, I used thin brushes and applied my paint in a very light manner. The result was impressive!
I decided to use my new dark paris gray chalk paint to paint the trim on my guest bathroom’s shower rod. I made sure the trim was a contrasting color from the wall so it looked like a stencil -a single black or white square imprinted directly into the wall. This way, I could use chalk to create a very interesting texture on the trim. I applied a uniform layer over the entire rod, and then added highlights and shading to the ends and middle of the piece.
I decided to add a bit of texture to the tub in my master bath, too. I used dark green latex paint to fill the tub, and applied an even layer over the top and bottom coat. The result was a beautiful, textured bathtub with a light aqua tint. My husband was impressed!
Another detail that benefited from my dark tan was my custom made birdhouse for my chickens. I used my dark green latex paint to make a stencil on the front of each panel of the chicken house. Then, I used my paris gray chalk paint to add details and shading to the panels. I was amazed at how detailed my handiwork could be!
Last but not least, one of my favorite furniture pieces, a full scale antique dressing table, needed some serious paint treatment. The first step was to apply a light coat of primer to the legs, upholstery and back of the dresser. I applied another coat of primer onto the wood dresser legs and then used my paris gray chalk paint to create a distressed look onto the dresser. Next, I stained the wood a medium color and lightly sanded the dresser with a light sanding pad. Finally, I lightly waxed the dresser and sealed it with polyurethane.
When it was finished, I added a coordinating dry brushing technique. I simply laid a cloth flat on the floor and turned on my dry brush. I went in small circles and applied the paint with quick, even strokes. It was very easy to do and my paris gray chalk paint was so smooth and flowing that it didn’t even appear like dry brushing at all!
You can do this with other pieces such as a mirror or your stool. What I love about these types of crafts is that the colors don’t clash. You can have light or dark shades of any color. For example, you can use light blue for the mirror and dark blue or black for the stool. These techniques make your projects come together very smoothly. Try out a few of these techniques next time you need a project to complete in your home and see for yourself how easy and fun dry brushing can be!