I am completely smitten with Dixie Belles’ Patina line and my favorite is their Bronze Patina! Here is a little show and tell on a few projects I used the Bronze Patina Paint to get a rustic-Yellowstone-y look!
Supplies I Used
- Prime Start, Bronze Patina, Blue Spray and Green Spray by Dixie Belle
- Paint colors of your choice: I used Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth.
- Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in Flat
- White Lightning by Dixie Belle
- Chip brushes
- Mister Bottle
- Secondhand goodies of your choice! I have an ampersand and a candle holder
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Let’s get started
Before we start our Bronze Patina project, it’s best to always clean it first.
I prefer using Dixie Belle’s White Lightning.
There is a full blog post on how I use this for both large and small projects, just click here for more information.
Next, if your project is made of metal you will need to use Dixie Belle’s Prime Start first before adding our Bronze patina.
Using a paint brush, paint Prime Start over the entire surface and let dry.
On my previous project I waited 24 hours before applying the second coat or Prime Start.
You can click here, to see how I did this with my Copper Patina project!
Let’s have some fun!
Ok! If you have a non-metal piece start here!
I painted both of my secondhand goodies with Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth, two coats.
To get a little extra texture going, I used my chip brush and pounced and dabbed the paint on.
Once this was dry, I then grabbed a cheap chip brush and my Bronze Patina paint.
I knew I wanted a drippy look so I painted bronze patina starting from the top of both of my goodies and worked my way down about half way leaving rough edges.
Once I had an “outline” of where my Bronze patina would be, I then misted lightly over the bronze patina to let it run down a little over the Drop Cloth.
Now I should have told you, this is messy.
I prepped my table with a plastic bag and then my drop cloth table covering in case I get a little extra heavy with the mister.
Let this first layer of Bronze Patina dry.
Bronze Patina magic
Now that the first layer of Bronze patina is dry, it’s time to add the second layer.
Don’t forget to have your activating Blue and/or Green spray ready.
With Dixie Belle’s Patina line, the patina paints needs the two layers of patina paint to work.
Also, the second layer of patina paint must still be wet when adding the activating spray to get the aged effect.
I found that pouring a very small amount of activating spray, maybe a tablespoon at a time, in a bowl works great.
Especially for the drippy look!
So I have three bowls, one for the blue spray, one for the green spray and one for some Bronze Patina paint.
I also start out with two chip brushes but usually end up using just one for this process.
Also, don’t dip your chip brush into your patina paint jar once it has any activating spray on it.
This will ruin your jar of Patina paint.
Add your second layer of Bronze patina paint in the same areas as the first layer.
While this is still dry, I then use a separate chip brush and start dabbing on the activating spray over the bronzed areas and I let it drip.
For any areas that looked too messy, I dabbed the areas with a paper towel.
I repeated this process until I was happy with the coverage.
Tip: The chip brushes I use for applying the activating spray I only use once and toss.
Now it’s time to wait!
Let this second layer dry, and over the next few hours to 24 hours you will see some Patina goodness!
Usually 24 hours later, I’ll then seal my projects with Dixie Belle’s Flat sealer but you can seal yours anytime before then.
Once the sealer is dry and cured, you are ready to display your Patina beauty!
I absolutely love how mine turned out!
If you want to see how I did most of these same steps on my ceiling tile, check out the video below!
click below To see how I used Dixie Belles Copper Patina on a few Pieces!
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