Malachite-Effect Table Top
by Annie Sloan
Malachite is a gemstone characterised by vibrant green hues and organic curves. Annie Sloan shows how to replicate this in your own home with Chalk Paint™!
This malachite effect table is featured as one of the step-by-steps from Issue 3 of Annie’s Bookazine, The Colourist. In order to create this effect, Annie used Chalk Paint™ in Florence, Old White and Amsterdam Green.
Annie mixed Chalk Paint™ in Old White with Florence and applied as a base, then sanded using a Fine Grade Sanding Pad before applying Gloss Chalk Paint™ Lacquer to give an extremely smooth finish. Working in sections, Annie brushed a mix of Amsterdam Green and Lacquer over her base then dragged a stiff piece of corrugated cardboard through this layer in semi circles. Mixing Chalk Paint™ with the Lacquer here is essential; the paint on its own won’t hold the pattern created by the cardboard. Using the end of a paint brush, Annie emphasised some of the wiggly lines created by the cardboard for a more organic effect.
Once dry, Annie then sanded with a Medium Grade Sanding Pad and applied two coats of Chalk Paint™ Lacquer with a Large Sponge Roller for an authentic high-sheen finish.
For more detailed instructions, pick up a copy of The Colourist Issue 3.