You know what an orb is, right? We have all seen them or possibly have them. They are those round, concentric circles that form an open ball of sorts. They are usually made out of metal but I’ve seen them in wood or woven like a basket. Anyway…… I had some and I found them boring. So they sat in a closet until I was inspired! (yeah, you know how that goes…..)
So, it was a rainy day and I was painting some books. And I figured that while I was painting stuff, I should paint some more. So I dug out these orbs from the closet and grabbed the white chalk paint and a fresh brush. I wanted to dry brush on the paint so that it wouldn’t turn these orbs completely white. It would show the brush marks and not have complete coverage.
Dry brushing is called just that because you try to keep the brush very dry. I only dip the tips of the bristles in the paint. If you want more of a whitewashed effect, keep another brush close by and dampen in with water. Then drag it through the paint after you dry brush it on.
I managed to give these orbs a new life. They certainly aren’t boring any more. They actually have a very prominent place on my bookcases.