|Cait Whitson from Carte Blanche|
|Karen & Gail working on their charger plates|
We worked on a variety of pieces. I thought it would be fun to paint on useful objects rather than just produce sample boards. This was a bit of a time challenge as we were aiming at having 3 finished items each at the end of the class, but as Cait is such a brilliant tutor, it all worked out perfectly.
Everybody produced a candlestick, a peg rack and either a small tray or a charger plate. It is great to see everyone's different ideas and how someone will choose a paint combination that you would never have thought of and it looks amazing!
|Dark wax being applied|
When you work with the Annie Sloan paints you quickly realise that the idea you had for your project can quickly change! Sometimes you reach a point where you are happy and don't want to do any further effects or sometimes it's the opposite. Each piece has to be taken on it's own merit, and go with the flow!
Susan in the picture painted her pieces with the same base colour, this gave her a truly individual "set" of hand-painted pieces and looked extremely professional! Clever girl!
Her tray was decoupaged with fab French hens. She is also a star as she took along extra aprons for everybody, love her!
Another Miss Smarty-Pants ended up with a lovely set of pieces, hmm, kindamakes me think that the Ladies Wimbledon Trophy could do with a make-over?
I didn't get everyones finished items photographed but I can assure you that each & everyone was worthy of 10/10! Thank you so much to all that came and of course a HUGE thank you to the talented Miss Cait who, by popular demand, WILL be coming back soon!