_ For so long, the standard basecoat for dry brushing has been black or something very dark. However If you are Wet Brushing or Dry Brushing and your desired goal is a soft White or lighter shade, consider using a lighter base coat.
Let's just use the Doc Holliiday Lynx in my Photo Gallery as an example.
The log the Lynx is sitting on was base coated in black because I wanted a rich look with texture and depth. However, I wanted a softer finish for the animals and obviously the snow, so the rest of the pierce was base coated in White. Then, I antiqued with Black Translucent and wiped back. This still gives depth in the crevices and yet I don't have far to go with Wet Brushing to achieve the soft light shade desired for the finished outcome. Be sure to let the antiquing dry completely so you don't muddy your white brush while Wet Brushing.
You don't have to base coat a piece all one color, this combination gives interest and contrast. Consider this approach when you run in this situation in the future! Don't Forget to Click on the RSS Feed on the right of the page to get notified when a new tip is added here or a technique packet is added to the store.
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