We've been having an El Nino winter here in Northern California. Although we really need the rain, those rainy-day blues have been keeping us inside. In honor of the rain, I felt the need to paint something blue!
With General Finishes Milk Paint there are so many gorgeous blues to choose from! I decided to do a little ombre using 4 colors: Coastal Blue, Klein Blue, Patina Green and Snow White.
When painting an ombre, colors gradually blend from light to dark. I mixed up 6 variations as a starting point. Using a plastic cupcake-like container, and a measuring tablespoon, I mixed up the following paint ratios:
For the second (touch-up) coat, I added a few drops of Extender to the paint to keep it from drying too quickly while blending. Using a small bit of paint, I worked on blending out any transitions between colors, to make them less obvious.
Once dry, I cleaned up the hardware and handed it off to its happy new owner!
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