Before: Nondescript, blah table:
I like to paint with Annie Sloan chalk paint (old white). The Graphics Fairy has fantastic images. I really like this french stamp image. It was tiny, but The Graphics Fairy has a tutorials on how to enlarge images and various methods to apply the images. The stamp printed out on 6 pages (reversed image)! After cutting it out, I applied Mod Podge on the top of the painted table; carefully placed each piece (face down) on top of the Mod Podged table and smoothed out all the bubbles. After a night of drying, I used a wet sponge and with a lot of patience, gently wet/pealed away the paper until I got to the image. Some of the image pulled away, but I liked the look. After the image dried again, I applied 2 coats of Mod Podge (drying between coats) to the top of the image. Then hand sanding. A dry brush with a bit of Annie Sloan Emperor's Red chalk paint. More sanding. Finished with Annie Sloan clear wax; dark wax, clear wax. <whew>
Monday, June 16, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
On our way to Virginia Beach, I became mesmerized by the lights of the Hampton Roads tunnel.
Not a bad photo with an iPhone and traveling at 55+mph!