Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Fun with New shades of Chalk paints - 1

Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi here & its a pleasure to be back with some decoupage inspiration using the new shades of chalk paint. In all there are 24 shades, perfectly selected for a decoupage lover like me to make shabby & distressed projects. Thank you Itsy Bitsy for introducing the first Made in India chalk paints.

These were the 14 shades launched earlier this year - 

The10 new additions to the matt chalk paint range are -

When it comes to decoupage these paints score over acrylics because
  • they give very good coverage
  • are easy to blend & sand to give a super smooth finish
  • Consistency is just right for use with a roller, sponge or brush
  • they work on glass, wood, metal, mdf & acrylic too
  • being lead free they are also eco friendly
    I have a few projects to share today using these 4 shades in my post - sand stone, whipped seafoam, wild wasabi & muted teal.

    Lets begin with a quick reverse decoupage tutorial on an acrylic coaster.

    1.Select the tissue & tear the design you want to use.
    2. Decoupage the tissue on the backside of the coaster (right side facing the coaster). Remove any air bubbles/wrinkles & let dry.
    3. Apply another coat of decoupage glue to seal the tissue. Let dry completely.
    4. Next, stencil a pattern over the tissue, using a sponge blender.

    5. Paint the coaster (whipped seafoam). This is the final layer of paint. Once it is dry, seal with several coats of varnish. Sanding in between layers for a smoother finish.

    6. Now the coaster is finished & this is how it looks.

    I was not able the capture the subtle stencilling on camera but I loved the muted pattern.

     I love the ease with which I can paint over a metal surface with chalk paints. Sharing a metal planter, in which have used sand stone, this shade was so close to the tissue background.

    Next I have a tray with a distress finish. in which I have used fortune cookies, not from the recent release but nevertheless my favorite shade.

    Distressed base of the tray.

    Stay tuned for my next post where I share an easy tutorial to get this distressed look.

    Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!


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