I was in a painting workshop all day yesterday learning about this wonderful Chalk Paint developed by world renowned decorative painter Annie Sloan...FABULOUS ! I loved every minute of it, as did all the other decorative painters who were in the workshop...we soaked it up and didn't want the day to end !!!
The workshop was hosted by Melanie Royal at her Royal Design Studios in Chula Vista. Melanie is an internationally known stencil and decorative paint artist with and amazing selection of stencil designs and ideas in her studios...I could have spent the day just looking at and being inspired by all the painted walls, floors and ceilings there and called it a productive day! The class was taught by Kari Saupstad and Anne Skougard who made it fun while encouraging us to play with this paint and make it our own. The two of them did a wonderful job of putting this class together and making it a much worthwhile day.
|Royal Design Studios|
We did eight different finishes that we all know and are familiar with, though it was a whole new experience with Chalk Paint & Waxes. I cannot believe how wonderful this paint is and how much fun and workablility it offers...can't wait to share it with my clients !
|Chateau Wall Finish|
|Stencil Over Waxed Finish|
|Crackled Wax Finish|
|Two Colored Paint and Colored Wax|
|Lime Wash Over Oak|
|Color Over Dark Wood & Dark Wax|
|Two Colors Exposed & Wax|
It's so easy to get comfy in what your doing...though you can forget to learn new things. Yesterday was not only a great class and learning experience...but it reminded me to keep it fresh, explore new things, do it different, mix it up...
that may have been the real lesson !