Sometimes a color strikes me, but I don’t always have that color in my paint collection.
Lately I have been enjoying touches of purple.
It must be that spring is soon approaching.
I found this clock several years ago, it’s non-working, but still very pretty.
I had an idea, to paint this lovely old clock a soft pretty purple.
So I pulled out my Heirloom Traditions paint in Nickle and added a touch of Blushing.
I was hoping for a soft lilac purple.
Instead I got more grey than a soft lilac purple.
Because I am not afraid to experiment, I then pulled out a bottle of Purple acrylic paint that I had.
I added a little to my paint, and it still was too grey.
I keep adding squirts of paint and mixing it up until I got the color that I was looking for.
I love this color!
And I wish I could say that I could duplicate it, but I can’t.
That’s why I am not sharing what color purple acrylic paint I used or how much.
But make sure you always have a good selection of acrylic paints on hand.
I have purple, blue , yellow , orange , red , black , white , grey.
You can always add a little of this to change a paint color, and customize it.
You can also mix your chalk type paint as I did.
One thing to remember, and I was taught this back in the days when I worked as a hairstylist.
Yes I was a hairstylist.
**The darker color always dominates**
When you are mixing colors if you use too much of a dark color, no matter how much of a lighter color you use, that dark color will dominate.
The point is to play around with paint, don’t be afraid to use a little acrylic paint with your chalk type paint.
I have even been known to add a little milk paint in my chalk type paint.
Have fun and experiment.
Isn’t this pretty!
I distressed this piece using my vinegar and water distressing technique.
Then I added a coat of Heirloom Traditions clear wax.
As I said this is a non-working clock, but it’s still a lovely piece of art.
I recently added a few new treasures into the shop, including this lovely clock.
I have some exciting news to share soon about pastel colors and paint!
Are you ready for spring?
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