How To Antique an Embossed Gel Finish

In this clip from the Embossing Gel Finishes Workshop with Amy Howard, she explains how to antique an Embossed Gel Finish with wax and dust of ages. If you're interested in creating a classic, understated, and beautiful finish, keep reading for tips from Amy Howard.

Here are some key takeaways from the clip:

  • Use a separate brush for light wax and dark wax.
  • Apply the wax sparingly to create subtle variations in color.
  • Start on the edges and work your way toward the center when applying wax.
  • Allow the wax to come to a good tack before adding dust of ages.
  • Use a little more dust of ages than normal to create high and low points.
  • Test the finish with a lint-free rag to achieve the desired sheen.
  • Buff with steel wool for a final touch.

Remember, every piece will look slightly different, so embrace the variations that come with antiquing. 

If you're interested in learning more about Embossing Gel Finishes, click here to get the complete workshop with Amy Howard.

By following these tips from Amy Howard, you can create a beautiful antique finish on your furniture or decor. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a professional, these techniques can help you achieve a timeless look.

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