We start at 10.30 to cover the basics of your project plan. How to prep where necessary. Some colour mixing and design ideas. Then sleeves up and we set to work.
It’s good to understand all that Chalk Paint will let you do before you decide on the finish you are going to work on. We explore all from a light washed (sometimes know as limed) look to a deep textured finish (great for disguising dodgy surfaces!) Sometimes adding a second colour for a two tone colour layered look.
Once the painting is done we look at ways to use Annie Sloan Finishing Wax to both extend a design finish and protect your work. So that is the Clear, Dark, Black and White Wax.
The afternoon brings some good ideas to decorate your piece, creating stunning finishes that others have to buy in the shops! These include a start on gilding work using metal leaf and gilding waxes How to apply printed images subtly to look like a hand painted design. A simple approach to stencil work. Some ageing techniques which give your work extra depth. This versatility means that you are able to recreate a design you might have spotted and enjoyed. The techniques can be worked on pretty much any surface from gift cards to a full blown chest of drawers.
We do all the paintwork on wooden boards for you to take home. Some of my students were so pleased with them they hung them on the wall like a piece of artwork!
There will be a short break to refresh and recharge when you can enjoy a light lunch and refreshment. Tea and coffee are also served.
All materials are included so just come along ready to enjoy a day of painting! The cost is £130.00 plus we offer a 10% discount on all Annie Sloan paints and products on the day. Spaces are very restricted so that means plenty of time for questions
Fancy coming? then email or call my direct line 07837442837 to book your place and learn the whys and wherefores of your visit. Numbers are restricted so be sure to book your place!