As you may know I was recently given a guest spot on Fernli Designs Design team for the month of June ... I will be doing 3 DT makes throughout the month
Here is the first
This is the small Ink Storage unit that Fernli Designs make
I used Cosmic Shimmer Matt Chalk Paint from creative-expressions.uk
These paints are gorgeous to work with ....
I started off by painting the unit with gesso making sure to leave the little joints bare so they would still fit together ... don't worry if you do go over them with paint ... simply lightly sand them with a fine grade sand paper to remove some of the paint.
Next I painted them with the 'Chalkboard' colour which is a lovely dark grey ... I left the outside of the unit in the white gesso. I then put the unit together using 'Art Glitter - Designer Glue' this unit goes together sooooo easy and is so sturdy when the glue has dried ... I then painted the outside of the unit with the 'Natural Stone' Matt Chalk paint. Once dry I used a stencil and a small sponge and the "Saxe Blue - Matt Chalk Paint' which to me does not look blue but more green ... either way I love it ... the strange thing about these paints is the dark colours dry lighter and the lighter colours dry darker ..
My next step was to choose and paint the scrolls from Fernli Designs I use the 'Saxe Blue' on these too ... once dry I then glued them onto the top of the unit. On the back piece I added a smaller scroll onto the top of the bigger one to give a more uniformed look
Before putting the side scrolls on I glued down a stripy ribbon from my stash to add some more interest to the outside, I then coated the whole unit (on the outside) with Shimmer Pearl Glaze (also by Cosmic Shimmer) ... I am really happy with how this has turned out ... I can HIGHLY recommend all the products from Fernli Designs amazing value, high quality products and fantastic customer service.
Many thanks for stopping by .
I have a video on Youtube showing this project