Thursday 29 January 2015

Steam Punk Shabby Chic Chair and A Pie Crust Table

Morning all, thanks for stopping by, I have the first of a few chairs to share today. In the build up to CHA UK I am working on lots of samples for the Decoart booth, Part of that involves painting several chairs for people to use whilst Andy Skinner and myself do our make and takes at the stand.
The chair was first painted with Decoarts chalk finish paint in Relic.I used a candle and rubbed aling the edges to act as a resist for my top coat. A couple of coats of Primitive over the top for a nice solid coverage.Once dry I took a medium grade sand paper and very lightly sanded the areas I had applied the candle.
To finish I applied 3 coats of decoart's clear cream wax.When the wax is dry you can buff it up for a really soft to the touch, light sheen.


The Pie crust table was painted with Rouge and Delicate with the stencilling done in Carbon.
Rouge was painted first and then heavily distressed with my black and decker mouse.the Delicate was next and again heavily distressed.
The script stencil is from the Chalk finish range and was sanded back by hand to give a very distressed look to match the table. A couple of coats of Decoarts  Ultra Matte varnish were applied to finish the table off.
xx thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Up-Cycling Shabby Chic Class with Decoart Chalk Finish Paints


Thanks for stopping by, another quick post, I just wanted to share some pics and some of the finished pieces that were made in my up-cycling shabby chic workshop I held at the Artistic Stamper towards the end of last year. I would like to thank all of the ladies who came along, I had a great time and loved seeing all the different pieces coming together.
Of course we used the Decoart chalk finish paints and I think you will agree everybody's pieces came out great.
I am happy to say I will be back at the Artistic Stamper a little later this year and I am pleased to say I am holding the Up-cycling workshop with Lisa in Eastbourne at That Craft Place, If you are interested you can find all the details at the top of the page.

Monday 26 January 2015

2 More Shabby Coat Hooks.

Thanks for stopping by, I quick post today but more posts to come very soon as I am currently gearing up for the Uk CHA trade show where I am going to be demonstrating the Decoart Chalk Finish Paints for Decoart, if you are at the show please stop by and say hi.
This post really follows on from the previous post with the step by step on how to get this finish. You can find it HERE.
Again I have used the Decoart Chalk Finish Paints.
For the Fleur De Lis I used Legacy and Escape for the blues and Everlasting for the Fleur De Lis, I used a stencil from the chalk finish line.
For the owl hook I used Enchanted,cammeo and inheritance with carbon for the stencilling, the stencil is also from the chalk finish line. Both coat hooks were given a couple of coats of Decoarts soft satin varnish.
Thanks for stopping by, Ill be back soon with some pics from my up-cycling shabby chic workshop I held at the Artistic Stamper at the end of last year, I will be back there a little later on this year and I will be holding the up-cycling workshop with Lisa in Eastbourne at That Craft Place.
If you are interested you can find a full class schedule at the top of the page.
Thanks for stopping by xx