Have You Tried Salt Paint?

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Have you ever tried using salt paint?  Salt paint gives your projects that weathered “beach paint” look without having to be at the beach.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

To begin, measure 3 Tablespoons of plaster of Paris into your mixing cup.

Add 2 Tablespoons of water, and stir until combined.

Mix in 2 Tablespoons of acrylic paint.  

Blend in 1 Tablespoon of kosher salt, stir to combine.

Your resulting paint will be thick, and gloppy, and that’s how you want it.  Mix only as much paint as you’ll use for your current project, as the plaster of Paris will cause your remaining paint to harden.  

Spread it with your widest, coarsest brush to add great texture to your projects.

For outdoor use, I suggest spraying your projects with a matte finish acrylic clear coat to protect your paint.  

How could you use salt paint in your projects?

Happy crafting!

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