I have been a bit tardy with posting,and you already know if I am not posting I swamped. So lets get to the good stuff!
I wanted to make a large piece of art,and my thoughts went right to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
My board was 6’ tall and 4’ wide,did I mentioned I needed a large piece of art! I started with 2 coats of Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I wanted to have an ethereal look to my work,so I worked with transfers. I wanted to create my own transfers so I used Artisan Enhancements Transfer Gel. All the images I used were color copies. Remember if you have images copied and there is writing or numbers on the image request a mirror image copy,so once the transfer has occurred the writing will be from left to right.
Once the first layer of images were down,I began layering the images and this began to create the ethereal look I was looking for.
I loved to watch the faces “appear” as the paper was peeled away!
I was thrilled with how my transfers turned out. Seems I always try new techniques when I am working under a deadline!
I loved working with the Transfer Gel! If your local Annie Sloan stockist does not carry the Gel,Robyn Story Designs not only carries the full line of Annie Sloan Chalk paint,but also carries the transfer Gel and a supper extra bonus,the shipping fees are flat rate! If you happen to visit the Tampa Bay area,be sure to stop by Robyn Story Designs and be Inspired!
Once my transfer work was complete,I buffed in 2 coats clear Annie Sloan Wax. Sanded on the edges,and in spots around my art,and added a little dark wax adding a bit more personality.
Even with this being my first experience with Transfer Gel I was over the Moon happy with the results. Take the time to experiment with the Transfer Gel now, before you “have” to create a 6” x 4’ piece of art!
~~~Living the Dream!