Matisse Derivan - Proudly Australian Owned and Made
ANTIQUING & DISTRESSING
This finish works perfectly on wooden furniture and picture frames.
Distressing is the process of making the project look old and time worn so aggressively "bash" the project with chains or objects like a hammer or other pieces of wood, making sure you use a variety of "tools" so the piece does not look too contrived. This process is simulating the day-to-day dents and marks that would usually take some years to accumulate on the piece.
Once the project has been sufficiently "time worn" or distressed, the next step is the antiquing process. This is basically just putting a glaze of colour on to simulate time gathered dirt and dust. Therefore we use colours like raw umber or burnt umber to do this.