Vinegar Painted BoxJuly 2nd, 2011 in member junk
I've always loved painting furniture and love to study the techniques people use to turn junk into treasures. One of the best things I treated myself to was a class on Vinegar Painting with Bill Russell. I was amazed at the stunning colors that can be achieved with a little dry pigment, vinegar and soap.
This box had some age to it and was given to me by a friend. I recreated the vinegar paint designs I learned in class by using vinegar paint and a simple piece of putty. The colors turned out rich and very close to the ones I've seen at Williamsburg, VA created by the early colonists.
My friend was thrilled when I gave it back to him and added it to his collection of vintage boxes. I was happy to have learned how to make an old box look more valuable.
Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, putty paint, box, vinegar paint