Friday, August 2, 2013

Making more Beautiful! Frottage, Classes and Accessories


Would you like to learn how to do a paint technique called Frottage?
The entire wall along one side of the shop is our vignette wall. 
This is where we do certain paint techniques, like Frottage.
My sons were busy creating a vignette around this Paris Grey dresser,
and the next space would be done using a technique called Frottage.
First get some newspaper!
This technique, Frottage, is from Annie Sloan's newest book, Colour Recipes.
 The guys did a base layer of Coco Chalk Paint. 
Very quickly they rolled on a thinned out layer of paint.
The first coat was on the wall. 
We wanted to have a green color and a two tone layer, 
so we started with Coco Chalk Paint.
 Then a layer of Chateau Grey Chalk Paint was applied. 
 I told Colin to put on gloves as I thought it was going to be really messy,
however it was not. So you don't need gloves to do this!
 While the Chateau Grey was wet Justin took sheets of crinkled newspaper 
and rubbed it all over and then pulled it off. The paper pulls off some of the 
paint revealing the under layer.  It was a quick and easy technique that gives 
a rustic look~just what we were looking for!  
 This is how it came out after we added the furniture and some accessories.
 Justin kept adding pieces until he got the Vintage Library look he wanted.
How about putting old books in a garden planter?
We loved how the Gilded antique frame turned into a chalkboard
 looked against this Frottage wall! 
 We have a fantastic space for our classes and our first
 Chalk Paint Introductory class was held last Sunday with a sell out group. 
Learn how to make your pieces more beautiful!
Its fun and exciting and I have seen amazing results from my students.
(Note: Maison Decor is no longer open for business)


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