Antique Louis

By Vika Viola Krzyżaniak at LTD Vika AstrolabiumArt, PL

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 Wardrobe arrived badly damaged, more than expected. It had plenty cracks, and scratches. It required massive amount of work including filing the deep cracks and sanding. Priming the wardrobe for next steps took a significant amount of time. Finally I could start with varnishing and styling. I knew form the start I wanted it in red, while the top will be checkered, but in a subtle way. I was always fascinated by contrast in art, so I decided to combine red with black and gold. The base colour I chose was Tuscan Red GF. It seemed too dark, so I've added a small amount of Holiday Red GF. I've enriched the cupboards with a template of a checkerboard. Once I've painted the whole thing, I covered the drawers in bitumen mixed with a black Prima Artisan Powder, to darken their sides. After laying a mixture of rabbit-skin glue, chalk, and water on the decors, I've gilded them with gold foil laid onto a bole pigment. I've covered the top in it's entriety in gold foil, drew out the checkerboard and patinated it, this time in patine made from the base paint and bitumen. I gave it a hard wipe, to let it blend into the background. Last thing left to do was to mark fragments of the furniture with a golden shine. I managed this using the gilding paste Treasure and polished the rest, to protect the dresser from damage. I chose  matt varnish.

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Products Used

Tuscan Red GF
Betum de Judea Valleyo
Holiday Red GF
Pime Memory Hardware Arisan Powder-Vansseronk Black
Gold Foil
Pulment Idea Oro Red Maimeri
Patina Al Solvente Per Doratura Verderame Masserini
Treasure Pewter Connoisseur Studio
Treasure Gold Connoisseur Studio
Treasure Brass Connoisseur Studio
Treasure White Fire Connoisseur Studio
Flat out Flat GF

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