Pop Art Tray
by Jeanie Simpson
Painter in Residence Jeanie Simpson painted this tray as an ode to Pop Art using Chalk Paint and the Hands Stencil by Annie Sloan.
Painter in Residence Jeanie Simpson took inspiration from the famous kaleidoscope pattern-repeats by Andy Warhol when designing this colourful tray, which she picked up from a charity shop for NZ$5.
Jeanie mixed Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue and Graphite together to create a navy blue colour for the base of the tray, and used a bright palette of Chalk Paint colours for the design.
Jeanie divided the base of the tray into nine rectangles and painted each a different colour. Using a Stencil Brush she applied the Hands Stencil – loosely painting the design inside each of the rectangles. Once dry, she painted over her original stencil, using a different colour and placing the stencil slightly off centre to create a shadow of the colour below.
The tray was finished with two coats of lacquer for a harder-wearing finish.