What I wanted was the look of aged copper-but I wanted it to be easy and cheap. So I went to my favorite craft and DIY tool-spray paint. This project is sooo easy and it is cheap too (an added bonus).
For this project you will need:
1. Object to paint
3. Spray paint-I used Rustoleum in Hammered Copper, Rustoleum 2x in Expresso and Rustoleum 2x in Seaside (if you want more of a green patina chose a greener spray paint such as Lagoon)
5. A piece of cardboard or plastic to work on
6. A spray sealer in a matte finish
That's all you need!
Here are the steps to create your faux patina:
1. Take a piece of sandpaper and rough up the surface of the project-it only needs to be scratched up a little-don't worry about sanding it down completely.
2. Take the copper spray paint and apply it to your piece making sure to cover all the nooks and crannies. After it is thoroughly covered let it dry completely. You need to do this 3 times (3 coats of copper) and then let it dry completely between coats.
3. When the copper paint has dried on your piece it is time for paint number 2-expresso. Get your brush ready-leave it dry-and grab the can of paint. Spray a small puddle on the piece of cardboard:
4. Grab your second paint brush and your blue or green spray paint. Spray a small puddle on to the cardboard or plastic (just like in step 3) and dab your brush in it:
5. Grab the brown brush and paint again-now is the time we tone down some of the blue/green paint. Spray a small puddle on the cardboard again and dab the brush in it. Then dab and brush on to tone down some of the blue areas:
6. Seal with a Matte spray paint sealer.
Here is a pic of the completed project:
Until next time-Happy Planting!