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Leopard Print Batik Cabinet

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Annie’s Painters in Residence shed eleven created a textured leopard print design on this cabinet using a batik technique.

Batik Leopard Print Cupboard by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® in Scandinavian Pink

Annie’s Painters-in-Residence, shed eleven, used layers of paint and candle wax as a resist to create texture on this piece. They were inspired by batik printmaking.

Batik Leopard Print Cupboard by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® in Scandinavian Pink steps 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Their first step was to apply a base coat of Chalk Paint® in Graphite, before applying melted candle wax in the outline of a leopard’s rosette spots, to areas which they wanted to stay Graphite. They then applied a second coat in Arles, adding more melted wax over the areas which should remain as Arles (the centre of the leopard spots). They then applied a third coat in Scandinavian Pink. Next, they softened the candle wax using a hair drier then lifted it off using a palette knife or an old credit card. Each layer of wax removed reveals a different colour paint! Finally, they protected their work with a coat of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.

The scene is finished off with a quirky circus poster and measuring stick, both painted with Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green, Scandinavian Pink, Arles, Graphite and Old White.

Batik Leopard Print Cupboard by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven circus posted painted with Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green
Batik Leopard Print Cupboard by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven measuring stick painted with Chalk Paint® in Amsterdam Green
Batik Leopard Print Cupboard by Annie Sloan Painters in Residence shed eleven painted with Chalk Paint® in Scandinavian Pink
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