so....how do you know if it's good or bad distressing? How do you judge the quality of your work? If it looks bad, it's good? Or does it depend completely on whether the check clears or not?
Hahaha yep ;p. She’s in the creative area so its subjective to the artist & clients tastes. Its difficult to navigate sometimes & takes self-confidence (& thick skin). Most art is made & then sold to whomever likes it enough to pay...in this field they pay & then you create on-site hoping the result is to their liking. In other words, its freaking nerve wracking & can cause you to have a mental breakdown if you over-think things!
BUT...distressing furniture/cabinets correctly (vs walls) takes skill & knowledge of natural wear pattern areas.
Its become HORRIBLY common for ppl on the chalk painting bandwagon to “distress” furniture & cabinets until they look like a strip in progress. Has made the word ‘distressed’ feel dirty to a lot of finishers because that’s what ppl picture when they hear it :0