|Layer 1 - base with tan sponged on|
The next was adding a little black glossy and coral glaze in light layers to add depth. Once on I let it dry then added with the same sponge technique some of the base coat to tone down the colors and help blend for a softer look.
|Layer 2 - adding a touch of black and rose with wet sponge for blending|
Once this was dry I took a can of clear acrylic spray and sprayed in small areas then took gold and black very fine glitter to add some sparkle that you can find in many types of stone. I also sponged on a light amount throughout the surface of a glossy gold paint. Once all this was dry it was time to soften the look and tone down the shiny effect for a more natural look.
|Glitter goes on in layer 3|
|Layer 3 - you can see the glitter that needs to be toned down a bit|
I took my brush and added a very light touch of the base cream color paint in soft lines to simulate the lines often found in stone. Once I played with this a bit I also added a touch more of the tan paint I used in layer 1 to get the effect I wanted and was then satisfied with the results. Now it was on to adding layers of polyurethane. I'm up to 3 right now, and will see by tomorrow if that seems to be enough.
|Feathering in base paint to tone down glitter|
|Layer 4 with more mottled lines and less glitter action : )|
|Tan feathering and finished with 3 coats polyurethane|
Finally, I put on a base coat of white to spruce up the cabinets that were in the bathroom and we plan to reuse.