Colour Block Dipped Artwork

We love the dipped effect, so when we were trying to find an interesting way to give old paintings and portraits a modern twist, dipping them seemed like the perfect project.

Rust-Oleum's handy project talks us through the process of making pretty much anything look like expensive quirky art.

You will need

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint
Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold
Frames – photos or art
Sponge
Painter’s tape

Directions

1. Remove the glass and picture from the frame. Take the frame and Rust-Oleum spray paint (we used Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold) and shake thoroughly. Hold the can approximately 30cm from the surface of the frame and spray. Apply several light coats a few minutes apart. Once fully dry, pop the painting back into the frame.


2. Take a strip of masking tape and press the tape against some fabric to test that it isn’t too sticky (otherwise you may have trouble getting it off the photo without damaging it). Place the tape across the photo and frame and press down lightly.


3. Using a sponge, dab the paint across the painting and the frame, building up the paint until the lower half of the painting and the frame is covered. Once fully dry, peel off the masking tape and hang!

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum






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