Saturday, May 31, 2014

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Inspiration

If you are interested in improving your painting skills and learning more about achieving different techniques and the use of layered colour, then a great blog to follow is Colorways by Leslie Stocker.

Annie sloan chalk Paint ASCP inspiration
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Leslie's blog is full of inspiring pieces of furniture and the corresponding Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colours to achieve the look. I love the French Linen/Country Grey/Paloma/Old White mix above. It's very authentic of an aged patina. Unfortunately Australia's Country grey looks nothing like the above  - ours is much more mustard beige. Actually the Australian version of Country grey is a big disappointment for me. I adore the colour that it in in the swatch above and in Annie Sloan's books but there's obviously a manufacturing colour drift in the paint we get in Australia and it's such a shame.

Annie sloan chalk Paint ASCP inspiration
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Annie sloan chalk Paint ASCP inspiration
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Leslie also has a fabulous colour swatch book that she has painted different colours and tints. She has then scanned the different tints on her blog. It's a great resource if you want to check some colours accurately.

Annie sloan chalk Paint ASCP inspiration
BTW another tint mixer resources is the Paint Online Mixer from The Purple Painted Lady.

But I warn you, make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and settle in before clicking over to Leslie's blog - you will be there a while.

Enjoy
Fiona xx



2 comments:

  1. This is such a great share! Leslie has an amazing eye for detecting the colors in a aged, patina piece. She has opened my eyes to seeing colors in a different way! Now if I can only learn the techniques to replicate those finishes! :)

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  2. I'm surprised your Country Grey is different. Your paint should be the same as Leslie's since Annie Sloan Unfolded manufactures paint in their US factory for both the US and Australia. Your furniture is beautiful!

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