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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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 across the stencil replenishing your paint...

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A quick mirror chalk paint upcycle!

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A quick mirror chalk paint upcycle!

So, you've got an old gilt mirror that you've had for ages but doesn't really go with your colour scheme? Don't despair, change it up using Frenchic Chalk Paint! I bought this pretty little mirror back from France but it didn't really shout 'French' to me! So, this is what I did with it...took less than half an hour and not a lot of paint. You could do it too! Step 1. Sugar soap to clean Step 2. Base coat of Frenchic Lady Grey Step 3. Over brush with Frenchic Panther Step 4. Once dry, use Frenchic White Wax straight...

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Image Transfer Tutorial

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Image Transfer Tutorial

One of the fabulous Frenchic products that I sell is the Finishing Coat. It is an eco friendly, water based varnish that is used to seal chalk paint. It can also be used in many other ways though, and this is one of them - image transfer! If you'd like to learn how to do this in a relaxed, friendly environment then register your interest with me for my upcoming workshops! The paint and products are available from me at Banbury Antiques Centre and Second Time Around, Banbury. If you'd like to join a workshop to learn this technique then...

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