Now that voting is closed, I can share the project I did NOT enter in the competition. I fondly refer to this as my reject project. :)
I snagged this chess set from a friend and loved the scroll detail on the sides, but wanted something a little softer.
I decided on DecoArt Traditions Artist acrylics in Warm White and Aquamarine. I gave the black chess pieces a base coat of Warm White and repainted the board and white chess pieces in Warm White also. Once they were dry, I painted the black chess pieces with the Aquamarine and stenciled Aquamarine squares on the chess board. In real life, the color is greener, but it's pretty difficult to photograph.
*Quick tip: if you have small things to dry, stick some push pins into foam board and set the pieces on top - no more sticking to the surface!
Then I mixed DecoArt Traditions Glazing Medium with a little bit of black paint (little goes a long way!) and mixed in water to thin it out. I distressed the board and chess pieces with the Glazing Medium by painting it on with a foam brush and wiping it off with gauze. I am so happy with how the glazing brought out the scroll design!
To finish it off, I hit just the board with some spray adhesive and sprinkled a little bit of DecoArt Glamour Dust in Crystal over the top to girly it up a little bit.
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