Dry Brushing

"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."

- Ken Robinson

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Dry Brushing

The day I discovered and mastered dry brushing was the day my pieces became interesting and unique. It's a super simple process that astounds your customers. Learn this technique and you'll go to the next level.

It changes everything and opens up doors to a more creative product.

The How-to

  1. Choose your paint - typically a light color as in white, but any color can be used.
  2. Pour just a little bit of paint onto a paper plate.
  3. Dip your paint brush into the paint and offload most of the paint onto a paper towel and then again on a piece of cardboard to make sure there is minimal amount of paint still in the brush. I use cardboard because it simulates the wood I'll be dry brushing.
  4. Swipe the brush gently across the details until the desired look is accomplished.
  5. After dry, topcoat.

You can also do a little "dry brushing" with more paint on your brush to gain an old-world look with metallics or to create an antiqued look. See videos below.

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