Saturday, 9 July 2016

Annie Sloan Workshop

Well, today dawned cold and misty but the sun soon burned off that mist and it turned into a real scorcher! Fortunately, I was indoors most of the time, doing a workshop with Jay at Mon Chic Cottage.  It was all about Annie Sloan products and was a fascinating day.

This is what I made, learning lots of techniques...

Workshop result

We learnt how to découpage a paper napkin and paint a stencil...

stencil, découpage and craquelure

...how to transfer images in a couple of different ways...

image transfer and craquelure

...and how to apply metal leaf - the loose leaf sort and a transfer one which was attached to paper on one side, making it MUCH easier to handle...

Metal leaf

Then we learned to wax with both clear and dark wax and finish off with a craquelure glaze for an 'aged' look...

Craquelure finish

Now I just have to find the time to practise the techniques...

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