Tuesday, 25 February 2014

3 Shabby Chic Hearts And A Distressed Plaque

Afternoon, Thanks for stopping by, A quick post today with more samples from the CHSI show.
All three of these hearts came from the range in a set, they started life as plain grey moulded stoneware, almost cement really.
I decided to use the three most common finishes on these.
The new Chalk Paint from DecoArt needs no prep work and covers pretty much any type of surface.
For the top heart I used the Vaseline resist technique.

For this heart I used the wax resist technique

and finally I used the new crackle medium specially formulated for the chalk paint range.
I will go into these techniques in more detail very soon, I am just catching up with sharing everything from the show first ;)
Only one more post to come, honest ;) and then I will get into explaining things with a couple of simple tutorials xx

For this plaque I used the Vaseline resist technique and finished off by using one of Decoart's new stencils.
Thanks so much for stopping by, It's always great having you here and means a lot to me. xx


  1. Great techniques Mark, look forward to your tutorials now! Anne x

  2. the weekend is getting closer and I will soon be at Michaels getting my chalk paint and mediums... this taunts me ..they are beautiful...oh the agony of waiting to try something..
    thanks for sharing :)
    susan s

  3. The wax resist and the crackle are my favourites (no surprises there I guess)... you're selling this paint very well, Mark - I'm itching to get my hands on it!!
    Alison x