Something new I tried out with the CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay Paint. This is not my idea, I must admit, I learned about this technique from Debi's Design Diary. This girl is a super creative, high energy character that will teach you great techniques in a very simple (and hilarious) way.
(Debi I love your videos and I hope my fish do you proud!)
OK, first I cut some scrap paddock fence boards into the shape of fish.
I am using CeCe Caldwell's Chalk and Clay Paint (we sell it in the shop, Sea & Green, a little shameless promo)
So anyway, the paint needs to be a little thick, like when you leave the lid off when working outside. About the thickness that can be spread with a putty knife.
Spread a thin layer of paint on the fish using a spatula or putty knife. If you have neither of those and are desperate to get started, try using a piece of thick cardboard.
Let that color dry and pick another one
I started with Carolina Sun Yellow.
Next I used Destin Gulf Green
I went on to layer Main Harbor Blue then Spring Hill Green for my final color.
(This next picture is not the same fish but only for the scraping technique.)
So when the last coat of paint is smeared on, wait until it is 90% dry and begin to scrape it off. Dig down in some areas going to the wood. In other spots just dig in a few layers to reveal the under colors.
Let the paint dry thoroughly and sand with an orbital sander, (palm sander). Finish it with a coat of CeCe Caldwell's Endurance.
Scraping away the layers.
Great layers of colors!
Not sure if it looks like boat paint but I think it just looks really cool!