Lynn TXP 0369 wrote:
I did a base solid color by using the first color listed in my painting guide. I then misted the other colors that are of a slightly different shade of the main color or others to darken/lighten it up the main, all over the area on top of the base color any where from 10-15" away give or take using short bursts of paint. you just want to tint the base color, not really cover it completley.
No, you won't get a mottled look if the misting is done evenly, but it gives you a nice worn paint look that is not a solid color, THAT is the effect that you want when using the misting technique. Although a mottled look may give it an interesting worn look as well, hhhmmm, I may have to experimant with that one. It is a night and day difference from a paint job that is a solid color, to one that has been misted, it looks more realistic and gives it more depth.
Best thing to do is practice, practice, practice on some paper, plastic, card board or what ever before doing it on your main piece.