So often when I collect objects to use in my assemblage they will have some kind of wonderful form or character, but they will have a finish or surface that is too new or lacking in depth or visual interest. I'm going to tell you about one of the techniques I use to age objects using a brown furniture wax.
I'm starting out with a plastic trophy top figure. She is a shiny gold plastic and I've decided she needs to be transformed.
First I spray her with a coat of primer...let that dry and then spray her with the slow drying high gloss enamel paint. Do not use flat or semi gloss, because when you apply the wax it will dissolve the paint.
I use a light brown Briwax and brush the wax onto the figure in small sections at a time, wiping off excess wax with a paper towel. Keep brushing and wiping until the surface looks the way you want it to look.
You will have totally altered and aged the look of your object!
8 months ago