Greetings friends, I’m Maria Revollo, an interior designer and the creator of this fun and amazing technique I called Bermuda Blending. I’ve done dozens of amazing pieces over the year with my technique and now I would love to share it with you. The Bermuda Blending technique it’s a fun way to play with different colors and textures that gives my pieces life and movement.
One of my favorite products to use besides Pixie Dust is another amazing product called Unicorn SPiT Natural Stains. Both of these products allow me to use custom blends of colors I want at a more affordable price and allows me to enhance my projects in a way no other paint or stain allows. Unicorn SPiT it’s a non-toxic natural water base gel stain and glaze in one with a wonderful aroma (think blooming jasmine on a spring day). I love to use it directly as a stain or to enhance the colors on a chalk paint base surface.
• Unicorn SPiT Navajo Jewel.
• Unicorn SPiT Phoenix Fire.
• Unicorn SPIT Zia Teal.
• Unicorn SPiT Blue Thunder.
Dark Wax from Annie Sloan (or dark wax of your choice)
Use your trusted brand of sealer, I personally like to use Minwax Polycrilyc Clear Satin finish, but there are several waxes and sealers on the market that will all achieve the same results. Use what you are comfortable with.
Get one soft paintbrush for the blue colors and one paintbrush for the orange color. I always like to start with the lighter colors, so let’s start with the turquoise color bottle #1 from the left. Start painting on the easiest part to get comfortable before you start Blending! The first color should be applied in a long light stroke in a small section, then the second color from the edges so that it starts blending but not covering the first color in its entirety. Even though you are blending colors, each color should have an area where it’s just that color.
Use a dark blue to create drama (Bottle #4 from the left) as well as The bottles #2 and #3 colors in different spots, blend with more turquoise #1. You will get original shades of blues in every blend, that’s why it is important that you always give the original colors their own spot.
To add the contrast color (Orange Color bottle #5 from the left) choose strategic areas on your furniture, like corners and small areas surrounding the Orange with your favorite Blue combinations.
Keep blending until you have covered the entire piece.
Note: Let it dry for at least an hour.
Now that all the colors are dry, we can appreciated them all together!
To create a brighter and more vibrant effect, we’re now going to SPiT! YES SPiT!!! You just have to try it!!! You can apply SPiT with your hands (fingers) or a brush.
NOTE: I typically use the brush from the paints above. Remember we are “BLENDING” so it’s ok to use one brush for multiple colors as long as they are all in the same family. Blue SPiT with Blue paints and Orange SPiT with Orange paints! I think you get the picture! Randomly, enhance your original colors with the SPiT. For example, in some areas where the orange was applied, brush the “Phoenix Fire” SPiT to get a brighter Orange.
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Maria A Revollo
Founder & Designer
M&B Furniture Décor LLC