To help everyone appreciate the versatility of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I run a workshop which basically demonstrates how to achieve certain finishes. It's a great opportunity to use the paints and get used to using wax and how you can affect the paint very simply but effectively.
Yesterdays workshop was good fun and all who attended worked very hard, I am a slave-driver don't you know! Unfortunately, due to my incompetence, the camera didn't store the photos taken over the afternoon, so sorry to all who attended.
Skills learned were how to achieve an aged and textured look, works brilliantly with Antibes or Emperors Silk.
We painted candle sticks using a cracked-effect which we then waxed, aged and then applied a little bit of paint-tinted wax. The results were all great. Everyones came out slightly different. It's a tricky technique but all managed, no problem!
Applying the wax can be a daunting prospect if you've never done it before so the workshops are an ideal opportunity to gain confidence.
We also managed to do a distressing technique, stencilling , decoupage with a crackle finish AND even a bit of gilding, phew!
I do allow a break for a well deserved coffee and a cake. But only for 20 minutes, lots of painting to be getting on with!