Posh Chalk Pigment in Silver: It’s already a DIY Game Changer
It’s been a long time coming. In my opinion, our DIY industry has been lacking a really true silver coating. I haven’t been able to find a good one, so I set out to make my own.
It’s taken me 2 years, but it’s finally happening. The world’s best silver coating releases Friday. (July 31, 2020)
Here she is! Introducing Posh Chalk Pigment in Silver. It’s part of my brand new line of Posh Chalk products sold exclusively to WoodUbend stockists.
The new line of Posh Chalk Pigments has 5 metallic hues: Copper, Pale Gold, Lemon Gold, Byzantine Gold… and the one I am showcasing today: Silver!
You’re probably wondering what’s so special about these pigments … they truly look like brilliant liquid metal. I promise! Their colour is accurate; the key is that they come in a natural and dense powder.
Just watch the tutorial below to see the silver pigment in action and see how easy it is to mix and apply.
(If you want to watch the entire painted guitar project I did a FB live here.)
See how easy it is to apply?
How to Mix Posh Chalk Pigments
In this tutorial I mixed it with Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat in Gloss. But you can use any topcoat of your choice.
- ALWAYS put your pigments in first to keep it from getting too runny.
- You only need a little bit of the pigment. A little goes a long long way.
- Mix thoroughly. The pigment powder is dense, so mix well.
- Paint with artist brush
For this painted guitar project, I dry-brushed the silver pigment onto the edges of my WoodUbend centrepiece moulding #2082. I made the middle of the moulding the highlighted focal point by applying it thicker. It made a lovely gradient effect.
These natural and dense pigments will make your DIY projects POP with metallic shine.
More Ways to use Posh Chalk Pigments
The pigments should be mixed with a varnish to achieve a metallic-look finish, or can be mixed with waxes, topcoats, and other media (water-based or oil-based) to achieve different effects.
Alternatively, you can sprinkle the pigment directly onto your project, and apply your sealing medium afterwards. When used with a solvent-based varnish, they dry rapidly.
This silver is going to rock the DIY industry! I can’t wait for the entire pigment collection to get in the hands of the creatives of the world. We are going to see so many pretty, silvery painted projects.
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