I have seen Big Ben, but I haven’t seen the Queen in person (I did see Prince William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry through binoculars at the Olympics whilst their cousin Princess Zara rode), nor have I ridden in a London cabbie (yet!).
This little wall cabinet was bought for the princely sum of £5 in a charity shop. It was rather plain; painted in a plain sage colour with no distressing or other interesting additions. I painted it with DecoArts chalk paint called relic (grey) and then a second coat of everlasting (white). I used a tip from Andy Skinner and put some hair wax on the places I wanted to sand back and expose the grey. This is the best tip ever! Or very close! lol
Lastly, I traced the London with bowler hats from one of Lisa’s London stencils and filled it in with relic chalk paint. Afterwards, whilst walking Scooter, I realised that I should have cut the stencil so that I could get it to lie flat on the cabinet and stencilled the paint – that would have given a crisper edge and the hats would look more like hats! Lisa’s stencil is not at fault here! lol
We’d love to see your altered/mixed media projects over at Altered Eclectics.
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