Matisse Products Website | Store Locator | site map | Contact Us | language: ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPANISH LANGUAGE FRENCH LANGUAGE GERMAN LANGUAGE JAPANESE LANGUAGE CHINESE LANGUAGE
matisse product range derivan artist range derivan student range derivan mediums range derivan challenge acrylics fabric art derivan kindyglitz range Face and Body Derivan Liquid Pencil Derivan Block Ink Derivan Screen Ink Derivan Ink range

You are here: Home > Techniques > Antiquing

Stay Connected Quick Links                
Matisse Derivan facebook   Matisse Derivan twitter   youtube Matisse Derivan channel   Matisse Derivan pinterest Derivan HealtheClean Site Derivan
HealtheClean
anticrib website Derivan
Anticrib
download colourcharts Colour
Charts
download msds documents SDS download image resources Images app store download android app download Derivan Apps
Downloads

section divider

Antiquing & Distressing

This finish works perfectly on wooden furniture and picture frames.

 

Derivan Marbling Workshop

Watch the video

Distressing is the process of making the project look old and time worn… so aggressively "bash" the project with chains or objects like a hammer or other pieces of wood, making sure you use a variety of "tools" so the piece does not look too contrived. This process is simulating the day-to-day dents and marks that would usually take some years to accumulate on the piece.

Once the project has been sufficiently "time worn" or distressed, the next step is the antiquing process. This is basically just putting a glaze of colour on to simulate time gathered dirt and dust. Therefore we use colours like Raw Umber or Burnt Umber to do this.

 

info The Matisse MM20 Water-Based Patina works exactly in the same way as the (now discontinued), Derivan Oil Based Patina except you use a water-based colour (e.g. Matisse Flow Burnt Umber) instead of oil-based paints. MM20 Water-Based Patina only takes 4 to 6 hours to dry.

 

Directions for using MM20 Water-Based Patina:
  1. Clean project of all dust, grease and oil.
  2. Moisten your product all over with a cotton cloth soaked in MM20 Water-Based Patina to prevent the surface from absorbing too much colour.
  3. Dab Matisse Flow Burnt Umber or Raw Umber on the moistened cloth and spread your project beginning at the outside edge and moving into the centre.
  4. Wipe back excess colour to desired effect with a clean cloth.
  5. If you have made your item too dark, apply MM20 Water-Based Patina to a clean cloth and wipe over to remove colour.
  6. Allow antiquing to dry at least 4 to 6 hours, depending on the weather and how heavily the project was antiqued.

Note: You might find it best to apply a coat of Derivan Pre-Antiquing Medium before antiquing to create a layer between the paint and antiquing so as not to move any of the under-painting.

Antiquing and Distressing Video Presentation