Hello Crafty Friends!
Today I am at the Itsy Bitsy blog with an inspirational post for the newest addition to the Little Birdie family - CHALK PAINTS!
Available in 14 shades, the consistency of these paints is perfect for use with either a brush, sponge or brayer. The matte finish gives a chalky appearance & is used to created an aged appearance, distressed or shabby look to projects. Can be used on glass, wood, ceramic, metal, walls & more. These paints are Made in India & being lead free are also eco friendly.
Sharing a number of projects today, so sit back & enjoy!
I could not resist using the paints as soon as received them & here is a quick project - a small wooden decorable decoupaged with rice paper & chalk paint (butternut saquash) . My first attempt with chalk paints & I was in love with the coverage & matte finish - fantastic!
Next I wanted to try the paint on glass. Here is a candle jar decoupaged with a tissue napkin. Used two shades here - fortune cookie & & dabbed them over the bottle. Please note I have not used a primer or base coat in any of my projects here! TIP - Chalk paints dry quickly, so remember to wipe off the extra paint on the mouth of the bottle before closing, else the paint dries over the mouth making it difficult to open.
I had a metal tray, slightly worn out with use & this is how I salvaged it using chalk paints! For the background I used tattered lace and forest moss chalk paint & Mont Marte 3D gold for the edges. What a transformation! Do you agree?
Drift wood is such a yummy shade in the family, it reminded me chocolatey cake! This led to my next project, a fridge magnet -
If you are a fan of chalk paint like me, you are going to love the "charcoal". The matt finish is by far the best I have ever seen! A ceramic pickle jar got such an elegant make over with minimal stencilling -
And finally I have a shabby frame. For this one I first gave a base coat of charcoal black, rubbed a candle randomly on the surface & painted over it with fortune cookie. Chalk paints are easy to distress because the paint can be easily removed just where you want it with a sanding sponge or sand paper. Once dry, sand it lightly to reveal the base coat & viola you get the best distressed & shabby look.
Can you guess what material is this frame made of?
Now will believe this was a plastic frame!
I enjoyed playing around with the chalk paints & had to stop here, to publish this in time!
Thank you Rashmi love, love , love these paints & hoping we have some more shades and larger packs too!
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