Here's a few examples I'm experimenting with right now. I do quite a lot of experimenting and trying out new ideas. Some turn out really great, while some others still need working on, but it's not right, until it's "right"!featurepiece wrote:Mark - if you get time could you please pop up a few pics of your finishes? They all sound great and I'd like to see one or two
I always have a good idea of the finish I am trying to create, but getting exactly the result I want takes a lot of thinking about. I'm really into muted colours and tones, you know weather beaten, faded, etc, so colours need careful mixing to get the "right" look.
BTW, the colour of the blue one at the bottom is not as strong as in the picture.
All of the above examples have a greyish brown base coat containing some finely graded mica sand and the top coats from the top of the picture to the bottom are as follows:
1. Titanium buff light.
2. Titanium buff light with just a touch each of olive green and raw umber.
3. Titanium buff light with gold ochre.
4. Warm grey.
5. Titanium buff deep with greyish blue.
The mica sand is colourless and does not affect the paint colours in any way, it's just there for a bit of added texture.
Comments and discussion are welcome.