Examples – aged clothes and props
Examples of ageing are shown below. All were ageing using Dirty Down ageing sprays. Click on an image to enlarge.
The plates after applying Black, Grey and Khaki ageing spray. The darker patches are created by applying several coats, (the shade darkens with each coat). It’s best to apply several coats to build up different depths of shade and colour rather than to apply a single heavy coat. For a dull, matt finish apply a fine coat of dulling spray first.
Props: Ceramic pot
Ceramic pot: Dirty
The pot after applying Black, Mid Brown, Dark Brown and Ash Blonde ageing spray. The darker patches are created by applying several coats of ageing spray.
The basket after applying Black, Mid Brown, Dark Brown and Ash Blonde ageing spray. The darker patches are created by applying several coats of ageing spray.
Handbag aged using Black ageing spray.
Cushion aged using Grey and Mid Brown ageing sprays.
One or two coats of Grey, Black and Dark Brown ageing spray have been applied to the shorts. In many cases this is all the ageing that would be needed.
Shorts: Very dirty
These are the shorts after several coats of spray have been applied. This demonstrates how the shade/depth of colour darkens with each coat.
The jumper after several coats of Mid Brown, Black, Ash Blonde and Grey ageing spray have been applied.
Captain Jack Sparrow costume
Captain Jack Sparrow costume aged using Dirty Down ageing sprays. With thanks to Simon Newton, a fantastic Johnny Depp / Jack Sparrow act. Simon was the only credited photo double for Johnny Depp during the UK filming of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Take a look at Simon’s web site here.
Clothes: Other Jackets
Jacket: Dirty and aged