As promised I will explain how I get my bubbly paint look on my items. Sorry it took so long, but I have been working a lot lately.
Remember this... no not the spoon the towel rack lol
Ok so I'm not into Amish kids in my home for decoration so I base coated the whole thing black. EWWWWWW look at those chewed finger nails LOL.
Yep it's black alright... yep we can see that keep going Mary... I hear ya!!!
Next my secret ingredient... Wax yes an old candle I was not going to burn. Rub the candle all over the entire thing. Get a pretty thick layer on it. Mine kinda smells good too. LOL. Go to a dollar store and pick up cheap candles I'm sure they will work too. Or use what's left of a candle that is burned to the point where it is dangerous to burn anymore.
Next is your top layer paint that you will see the most of. I picked a grey. I love black and grey. Now this step is important... you can use your acrylic paints, but you will have to work fast because you don't want the paint to dry. I like to use latex for this step because it extends your working time. Paint a small area at a time right over the wax. I don't like to go straight back and forth I like the cross hatch look.
Next is the part I don't like. Yes I am a firefighter, but I don't like flame. Yea I know crazy. But this is where you have to use a flame to achieve the look. My Steve is a plumber so he has a torch we OK he uses to help me. PLEASE be very careful when using the flame I don't want anyone to get burned. Take the flame a get close to the paint until use see it bubble and raise.
I keep adding layers of grey paint until I get the look I want. This probably is like 3 layers. We paint and burn paint and burn. Little sections at a time.
Now while the paint is still warm NOT HOT, you should be able to pick it up and not burn yourself, lightly sand the whole thing so that the paint moves slightly and you can see your base color. Don't forget your edges.
At this point it is cool and dry. You will need to put something over the top or the paint will continue to flake. I suggest either a furniture paste wax, stain, or polyurethane.
Of course you all know me I like stain so this is mine all finished and ready to hang.
Little update... I did finish my chair, but haven't decorated for fall. I have been running short on time recently. So I am hoping soon to get the decorating done for your viewing pleasure. LOL.
Edited... You can use a heat gun found at your local home improvement store.