Rusted patina is one of my favorite looks!! I actually got the inspiration for this project from a rusty green pipe the other day!! Nailed it!!!
Did You See This Amazing Rusted Patina Paint Finish?
I get inspiration from EVERYWHERE!! The other day I was offloading some things at our local transfer station and what do my eyes see? A cool green rusted metal pole! Yup something that I have probably drove by hundreds of times. Today though, it was my inspiration and now you get to see how I brought this idea to fruition. So now without further ado an awesome rusted patina paint finish, check it out! Your supply list is below 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
What Do You Need?
- Holy Guacamole Chalk Mineral Paint
- Coffee Bean Chalk Mineral Paint
- Iron Patina Paint
- Copper Patina Paint
- Green Patina Spray
- Sea Spray by Dixie Belle
- Dixie Belle Flat Medium Brush
- Chip Brushes
- Lucky Emerald Art Alchemy Wax
- Fire Ruby Art Alchemy Wax
- Trianon Patina Artisan Powder
- French Sage Artisan Powder
- French Amber Artisan Powder
Let’s Get Started!!!
The first thing I did was clean my piece thoroughly with Dixie Belle’s White Lightening. After I cleaned my piece really well I painted two coats of Holy Guacamole!! Surprisingly it’s a rich earthy mossy toned color. Perfect for this project and one I WILL be using more often!! I used my synthetic brush from the Dixie Belle synthetic brush line.
Let’s Get Rusting!
The patina line is my favorite! The quality and quantity you get is great for the price and a little goes a longggg way! Iron Patina Paint creates a rusted patina look. You will want to use the green patina spray when creating rust with the Iron Paint. It gives a bright and brown rusty look. For this step I put the iron paint in the areas I wanted it. Your first coat needs to dry. I then laid the piece on its back for the second coat of paint. You need to spray the green patina spray on the iron paint while it is still wet.
Check out that rusted patina forming below!!!!
I did the spray for this then actually walked away and didn’t come back until the next morning. The rusted patina takes a little longer to fully take effect buy holy guacamole check out what I found in the morning!
This wasn’t the final look I wanted but it was a huge part of this process! So the next step was to get some texture going on this piece. I first put some of the Coffee Bean and water into a Tupperware container and mixed it really well.
Once I mixed the paint and water, I then added a scoop of the Sea Spray in a little at a time. You will want a pancake batter consistency for this part.
Now that we mixed up the Sea Spray and Coffee Bean mixture, I randomly placed it in spots brushing down and blotting for more texture. You want to wait for this to dry. Are you getting excited for this rusted patina finish yet???
Adding Copper Patina
Okay so once your texture part is dried, you will add the Copper Patina Paint. Remember my inspiration was a green rusty pole. Holy Guacamole does an amazing job of capturing the green but nothing ties that all in like some green patina. I randomly placed the Copper Patina Paint in places I thought would look cool and make sense. Now remember with the patina line, the first coat needs to dry. Then you do your second coat and while it is still wet you want to spray the activating patina spray on the paint. I used the green patina spray for this.
Creating Drippy Rust
Clearly you cannot have a cool rusted patina piece with out a little rust drippiness right? Those are my rules anyways. So here is the next step. Use a separate container and put some Iron Patina Paint in. Make sure to move it around so the paint is evenly dispersed. Then I sprayed a bunch of the green patina spray in with the paint. I mixed them together with a cheap chip brush. It will get chunky at first but keep mixing and it will smooth out.
Magic is happening!
Rusted Patina Crust and Drips!
I used the mixture and dabbed different areas ABOVE where I had put the copper patina. So i makes little crusty areas BUT also drips down…see how cool. Also check out that copper patina activating!!
Waxes & Powders
Now here is the part where you need patience. Also I got a little in the zone and forgot to take some pictures but that is okay because you can put your own touch and spin on your own piece. I used the Prima Marketing Artisan Powders and Waxes listed above. I dry brushed the waxes and added some of the powders on the piece. You can see how to add ration powders to your piece HERE.
The last part is really your preference on where you want the waxes and powders to go. I randomly placed them but also made sure it made sense where they were placed. Check out the FINAL product BELOW!! I AM IN LOVE!!!
Let me know what you think in the comments below!! I love to hear what you think ❤️