Saturday, June 9, 2012

Frenchy chair

Berry blush and antique gold!

Chelsea Village Framers & Curiosity Shoppe opened their doors on 1 June and Zeki the store owner asked me to re-do a chair that was previously painted with an acrylic enamel paint. The chair had no seat and he did'nt want it upholstered. So I asked hubby to cut a seat from wood!

Instead of spending hours trying to remove the enamel paint, I used some home made chalk paint in Berry Blush. When the chair was painted, I decided to give it a lux feel and used an antique gold paste, Goldfinger, to highlight parts of the chair. Distressing would have shown up the white paint underneath and i did not feel

Then what to do with the seat?!

The Graphics Fairy came to the rescue with this French Crown Image. Using the graphite method again, I transfered the image and used a gold paint pen to outline and fill in. I also rubbed some goldfinger in the open spaces of the crown!

To finish her off I gave her a coat of my spray on artist varnish!

She looks quite at home now amongst her cousins!

I am linking up to the graphics fairy's brag Monday! create a -new! 

Rustic signs

Loving rusric, weathered signs!

I made 2 quick signs for a customer who already had the pieces of wood with their authentic chippy paint. You can't quite create the same weathered look that only time can achieve!

The Green Grocer sign I made by typing the words in Word (can't remember the font). I used the graphite method to transfer the words; I used a paint pen to outline and fill in the words. I distressed the letters to give it a time worn look!

Then I went over to  Knick of Time for some antique graphics and I found some lovely advertisements. I was spoilt for choice, but decided to use the 'Breakfast Cocoa' and the 'Fresh Butter' images. The typography is amazing as well as the pictures. I used several layers of podge to fix them to the wood; then I distressed the images. I then used some artist spray on varnish to seal it.

The Live LOVE Laugh image I transfered using the podge method. This is a digital download that I purchased from Grasphiquesepia on Etsy. I bought several images, planning to use them on pillows, totes, etc. I think the combination of chippy paint, wood peeking through, the lovely grain in the aged wood and the imperfect transfer of the typography looks just great!

I am linking to Knick Of Time Tuesday Link Party!

 Thanks Angie for all your amazing graphics that you share with us!!!! create a -new! 

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