After my previous post, Shelley suggested me to try using Walnut Ink to get a better aged look. It seems like walnut ink is such a nice paint to use for aging but unfortunately, I could not find it here… So, I wanted to try shoe polish.
I first painted with a brown shoe polish. On my other hand, I had a piece of paper towel and wiped spots where there was too much paint. Before brown is dried, I painted with black shoe polish only the parts I wanted to be darker. Then I took a large, clean, dry paint brush and brushed all around to get a more natural look. The last thing was taking a small amount of white acrylic paint and rubbing the parts with a piece of foam where I wanted highlights . Here is the result… what do you think?