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Looking back at photos on my camera of 2019 makeovers and these ones in particular were a lot of fun. Using Frenchic Chalk & Mineral paint throughout my upcycling projects (I'm a stockist, of course!) has made it a pleasure. Adding Iron Orchid Design products into the mix now is really getting my creative juices flowing and I'm looking forward to bringing new workshops to the studio in 2020. If you are interested in seeing what workshops I currently have on offer just take a look HERE
I'm constantly being asked for perfect stencilling tips, so here goes . . . • Firstly, seal your piece and allow to dry. Sealing first will allow you to wipe the stencil off easily without damaging your paintwork if you make a mistake. • With your stencil in place (I use a low-tack masking tape or spray mount to secure) dip a soft, small, short bristle stippling brush into the paint and knock most of the paint off onto paper towel. • Hold your brush at a 90-degree angle (straight up) to the stencil and gently stipple. Work your way...
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I was delighted to be approached by The Piano Shop, Bath to work on a shabby chic collaboration with this oak, barley twist piano. We decided to keep it quite neutral, to appeal to the largest market, and plumped for one of the Frenchic greys with a white wax finish to enhance all the fabulous detailing. It's been great working on something a bit different and I'm looking forward to further collaborations with the Piano Shop. Maybe, we'll go for a shade braver next time!