Vinegar Painted Box

July 2nd, 2011 in member junk     
Boni Boni, member
6 users recommend

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, box, vinegar paint, putty paint

Comments (3)

Boni writes: Thanks to both of you for y our kind comments. Posted: 6:36 am on July 7th
suewhitney writes: Very cool technique....I sure your friend was tickled pink!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:18 am on July 3rd
JunkArchitect writes: You've really mastered this technique.

Posted: 6:49 pm on July 2nd
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