I have another layered technique to share with you. I was asked to paint a brass chandelier off-white with a little gray thrown in. This was the outcome:
I started with this:
First I painted on a couple of layers of home-made chalk paint in off-white. Be sure to apply it kind of messy:
Then I started randomly applying several different colors of gray:
From there I just kept applying the off-white and different grays until I had applied several layers. Then I did a little sanding and little dry brushing here and there. Here are several close-ups to help you get a better idea of the final look:
Now the client has a nice off-white "aged" chandy for her beach house.