You will need:
- Plascon Cashmere in Petite and Perfect (O4-B2-2) and Morning Clay (R7-C2-1)
- Medium paintbrush
- Piece of rectangular plastic, like a Tupperware or ice cream container lid
Paint the wall with two coats of Petite and Perfect, allowing it to dry between coats.
Combine 1 part Petite and Perfect and 1 part Morning Clay, put some of the paint mix onto the edge of the plastic lid.
Apply to the top of the wall, then work the piece of plastic in a downward motion, fading out the texture halfway down the wall.
While the paint is still wet, apply Morning Clay in the same method, working mainly along the top of the wall to create a fading effect.
Soften the edges of the textured paint effect by dabbing with a sponge until the colours are blurred into one another.
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