When you start a painting project, do you map out the steps you will take to achieve the look you're after, or do you just grab your brush and paint from your gut? I picked that term up from Annie Sloan. She's a "paint from your gut" kinda gal and I tend to be as well. Chalk paint suits us follow-your-instincts type of artists. Listen to me, sounding like I'm all chummy with Annie Sloan!
A girl can dream, can't she?
Often times, inspiration hits me mid-project, as was the case with this over-sized wood frame.
A mix of Paris Grey and Old White covered the entire frame in 2 coats.
I frequently get comments from readers who say that they just can't get the hang of the dark wax, or that it scares them! I can see why. This isn't pretty...and I try not to share unsightly images on my blog, but I wanted show how the dark wax looks when first applied, and maybe give those of you who have been intimidated by it the confidence to give it another go!
Because just moments after your project looks like this...
It could look something like this...
I am really pleased with this frame's new look! You will be seeing it again in just a few weeks when I reveal a very special display that I am currently working on!
As always, I thank you for your sweet visit! Have an incredible weekend!
With Best Wishes and Blessings,
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