Annie Sloan – Create random patterns using Chalkpaint
It’s easy to create your own patterns with Chalk Paint® – you can use stencils and found objects just like Annie did on this beautiful wooden chest.
- First, paint your furniture piece in a Chalk Paint® colour of your choice. Annie has painted this wooden chest with Chalk Paint® in Henrietta.
- Experiment with colour on the Annie Sloan MixMat™, using Chalk Paint® colours in different combinations. Adding Pure to Chalk Paint® will brighten and lighten any palette.
- Now add patterns to your piece. Try using an Annie Sloan Sponge Roller to apply different stencils in random placements. Here Annie has used the Petrushka, Circles and Valeska stencils.
- Patterns can be created from anything. Annie has wrapped string around a rectangle of cardboard on varying angles and painted the string in Barcelona Orange, which she has used to stamp a pattern around the edge of the chest.
- What else can be used to apply paint? Try using a bolt end dipped in Chalk Paint® in Greek Blue, for a random circular motif.
- Once you’re happy with the pattern you created, sand down the painted piece using a fine Annie Sloan Sanding Pad. This will reveal the layers of stencils you have painted, creating a pared-back look.
- Apply Chalk Paint® Wax directly on the paint with the Chalk Paint® Wax Brush. Here, Annie has used her White Chalk Paint® Wax.