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Rurality Newsletter - All Rustic News Q&A
April 15, 2022

This is a question that I've been asked; how do I mix enough paint to do the whole project? The answer is; you don't! Just choose the colors you want to use, and use some kind of measurement to get the ratio right.

April 15 2022

So, for instance, if you want to mix a blue for sky on the background, collect all the colors of your acrylic craft paints that you think you'll need; turquoise, regatta blue, deep blue, white and black (or grey).

Then apply those directly to the object, blending as you go. Or, use an eye dropper or small container to get you close to the color you want, then adjust on the item.

You would paint the base coat with a blend of blue colors, then add small amounts dabbed on a wet paintbrush or sponge to give it 'highlights'. If you really look at the sky, it's not all one uniform color. There are areas (such as on the horizon) where it's paler, right overhead it's darker.
Mixing small amounts of a color with black or grey will give it a deeper, more natural hue. With white, it will be paler. Dilute it with water, and give the item more than one coat for a more dense appearance. And above all, have fun with it!
Don't forget; if you have questions, ask away! Reply to this email, or use the contact link in the footer of every page on this site. Want even more inspiration? Visit the Rustic Garden Art DIY Blog for all updated and new pages on the website.
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