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Step 3. Mix the lead glaze in a small container with a tight-fitting lid, using the following quantities of Anita's Yard & Garden Durable Outdoor Paint: 2 teaspoons Sky Blue, 4 teaspoons Sand Box, 1/2 teaspoon Garden Path, and 1-2 drops Wrought Iron. Add 6 teaspoons water; cover and shake to mix. (These amounts are approximate and do not need to be painstakingly measured.)
Step 4. Pour the glaze onto a disposable plate. Dab the glaze onto one side of the planter with a wet but wrung-out sponge.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5, if desired, adding a second layer of glaze to further soften the finish. Spray with several coats of Design Master Clear Finish in Matte for protection, following label instructions.
Verdigris, a weathered copper finish, gives objects a rich and venerable look. This decorative technique works best on surfaces with crevices and raised details, such as this Italian terra-cotta planter. Thoroughly wipe down the planter with a tack cloth. If washing is necessary to remove soil, allow the planter to dry overnight.
Step 4. Gently remove excess glaze by blotting and rubbing with a dry rag. The undercoat of dark green will be slightly revealed from raised areas, emphasizing the decorative motif. Repeat on all sides then allow to dry for several hours. Apply a second coat, if needed, to even out the finish. Spray with several coats of Design Master Clear Finish in Matte for added protection.
Step 3. Using a damp sea sponge, gently blot and blend the paint colors. Keep layering on paint and dabbing the surface to replicate the texture of limestone. You can slide the sponge in some areas to create a smoother look, then sponge lighter or darker accents on top. When you are satisfied with the appearance, allow to dry. Spray with several coats of Design Master Clear Finish in Matte for added protection.
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