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Use base coat to prime the area. Once the paint has dried, use metallic nail polish (gold or silver works best) to add highlights. For an aged look, add a few coats of glaze over the completed surface.
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Annie Sloan shares a technique that brings out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors & frames. Apply ASCP to the surface, getting it into all the recesses. Once the paint has dried thoroughly, take a damp cloth and wipe over the raised carving leaving paint in the recesses. By wiping just a few times, paint can be left as a wash over some of the raised areas so the effect is soft, or it can be wiped quite cleanly so the difference in the gold and paint c
.....glue for a 3 D effect, and a Marks A Lot marker. I made a pair to flank my bed. (I'm still in the process of finishing up the room, so I will post when completed.), The process with the hot glue first, then the marker to "paint" it. , Bedrooms Design http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Bedrooms/Black--Blue--Glue-All-Over/detail.esi?oid=14949838