VIDEO: How to Dry Brush, What You Need to Know

 

In this video, I’ll show you how I apply a dry brush (dry brushing) technique to create focus on a nearly finished piece of furniture by adding shadows and highlights.

My video tutorials are easy to follow and great ways to learn how to paint furniture with Chalk Paint. You can access all(18) of them by clicking on the Tools tab. They are also available on my You Tube Channel. If you like them, be sure to click on the subscribe button.

We are in the process of planning our next 20 (yikes!) tutorials, so let me know if there is a particular subject or technique you would like me to cover and I will be sure to include it. And you can see how I originally painted this mirror by clicking on this post, Mirror Image, and also more posts featuring the Dry Brush technique, Chair of Many Colors, Light it Up,  and  The Blues

13 Comments

Cheryl

Thank you so much for your tutorials – they are very helpful. Would you mind letting me know what brushes you use – I believe the right tools render the best results. Thank you again!

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Cheryl,
In the video’s I’m using brushes that I bought from http://www.LeeValley.com They are made in France and I have been using them for years. Supposedly they are for oil-based paint, but I love how they stand up to Chalk Paint( I’m hard on brushes) They are available in 1″, 2″ and 3″ sizes, I think the 2″ is around $18. For wax I use the Large Annie Sloan wax brushes. I have the original brushes, one for dark wax, one for clear wax, I bought years ago. Well worth the investment.Thanks for asking.
Cheers,
Leslie

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Kay

Hi Leslie,
I am a decorative painter and have really enjoyed expanding my techniques with Annie Sloan paint using your blog and tutorials. I’d love a tutorial on the brushes you find most useful. (Maybe you’ve done this and I missed it?)

Thanks!
Kay

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Leslie Stocker

Hi Kay,
Thanks for following the blog. Lol, I don’t think anyone reads the comments but me:) I will be addressing some of my favorite tools in the next round of videos in February. Let me know what you think of them.
Cheers,
Leslie

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Dee Butts

Love your work! Thank you for sharing so that we, too, can make our homes Beautiful!!!

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Christine

Watched a number of your videos this afternoon. Really enjoyed the one, on shading with three colors

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Marlene Larson

LOVE your sharing. Maybe you’ve covered it already, but I need to learn more about color washing, getting that whitewashed finish. I use Annie’s paint, sometimes too cautious about trying new things.

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