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Textured Papered Drawers by Chloe Kempster

Textured Papered Drawers by Chloe Kempster

This textured-effect set of drawers has been transformed by Annie’s Painter in Residence to have a carved wood effect using just some textured paper, Chalk Paint®, and coloured Chalk Paint® Waxes.

First Chloe adhered paper to the drawer fronts using PVA glue. Once completely dry she applied a base layer of Chalk Paint® in Aubusson Blue and allowed to dry. Next she blended Antibes Green, Florence, and Aubusson Blue to give that undeniable emerald colour. Once she was happy with the colour Chloe used a Wax Brush to apply a thin coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax all over. This protects and prepares the surface for application of Dark and Black Wax, which she applied with a rag to enhance the texture of the paper by emphasizing the crevices of the pattern. Using Antibes Green as a highlighter she dry-brushed the raised surface to finish and create further contrast, thereby emphasizing the detail and adding to the carved wood effect. Finally, she used Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to seal everything in.

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