Learn how to use acrylics and metallic paint to create a tarnished background while using paper towels and wax paper as the painting tool.


Using How to Create a Tarnished Metallic Background

Supplies Used

Substrate:  140lb Watercolour Paper


  • DecoArt Americana Premium: White Gesso – DATM07
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics
    • Ultramarine Blue – DA225
    • Traditional Burnt Umber – DA221
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Phthalo Blue – DMFA23
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallics:
    • Shimmering Silver – DA070
    • Bronze – DA073



  • wax paper
  • paper towels
  • palette knife
  • palette paper
  • flat brushes


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