Decorative Paint Technique: Crinkle Paper Painting
If you hate a lot of prep work, painting under and over crinkled tissue paper is for you. DIY Network shows you how you to get started.
Prepare the walls for painting. Prime and once dry, apply the base coat. Let dry. Mix one part top coat with two parts water and one part glaze.
Note: Strie is also called dragging. Some tips to consider:
Spray the paint pad with water, which will allow you to manipulate the mixture better before it dries. Dip the pad into the paint mixture (less is more with this technique, so don't overload it), and apply it to the wall using one long, continuous vertical stroke.
Almost as soon as that paint goes on, apply a fair amount of pressure to a dry bristle brush and drag it through the mixture (use the smaller brush in tight areas). Keep it dry by rubbing the brush with a rag between strokes. Overlap each stroke just a bit and if it looks like there's too much paint, wet the brush; wipe it off, and then lightly brush the area.
Note: Avoid overworking the paint. Too much water can muddy the streaking effect you're trying to create.
Continue in this fashion until the desired area is finished, and let it dry completely.
Use the same steps to apply the effect horizontally. Apply the mixture with the damp paint pad and use a dry brush to take it off. Let dry.
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