First I painted the whole thing with chalk paint in Old White.
After the chalk paint was dry I mixed some glaze with raw umber to age the piece. I mixed about three parts glaze to one part paint.
I used my old gelato plastic tubs that I saved to mix it in.
I used an artist type paint brush to paint the glaze on being sure to dab it in all the nooks and crannies.
Then I took a rag and started dabbing it back off.
Here is the whole piece finished with the brown glaze, but there is more.
To achieve the look I needed I mixed chalk paints Paris Gray and Old White about half and half to age the piece further.
I did a dry brush technique for this part. I just dabbed the brush on this paper towel to remove most of the paint from the brush. Then brushed over the piece and repeated until the entire piece was done.
I love the way this turned out. You can see part of the piece I was replicating beside it. Pretty close, huh?
So what do you think? Really looks old doesn't it? patting self on back