Yesterday I posted a decoupaged French Country Bird Desk. The drawers were decoupaged with a gorgeous bird and floral motif, and the body was painted white and antiqued with layers of soft feather glaze.
I’ve already received a lot of questions on this finish, so it’s a perfect ‘share’ for our Quick-Tip-Tuesday!
To create this soft glaze effect, I painted the entire desk white. Then I used General Finishes Van Dyke Glaze cut with Behrs Faux Glaze. Note – I cut in the extra Behr Glaze to extend my working time because the GF dries rather quickly. I worked in small areas brushing the glaze on and then using a soft brush in a back and forth motion to smooth and soften the look.
This short video clip was intended for my sister’s eyes only so the aspect & quality isn’t the best, but it does show how to feather glaze and create a soft antiqued look.
Once the first coat was dry, I repeated the process by painting on the glaze and feathering it out again. The more layers of glaze added, the deeper and richer the finish looks. Simpy add more or less, depending on how light or dark you want to go.
Here’s the full decoupage tutorial and products used for this French Country Bird Desk – and thanks for joining me for another Q-T-T!
What glazing techniques do you like? Have you ever softened and feathered your glaze? If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below! As always, I love hearing from you and learn so much from your comments!
Catch last week’s Q-T-T here – and if YOU have any ideas or tips you would like to share on the SI Quick-Tip-Tuesday-Series, send me an email!
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Hi Denise, love the desk. What a transformation! Thank you for the glazing video. Where edo you purchase General Finishes Van Dyke glaze? I live in Hamilton and have not found a place to buy it locally. I would love to try it. Thank you! Bonnie
Bonnie, try Lee Valley in Burlington (or any location) and The Painted Bench in Hamilton. They both carry General Finishes products. You can also order GF products online through Amazon.
Thanks for the video… The desk camr our gorgeous !! You inspire me !!
Thank you Maria! x