Wednesday, March 23, 2016

French Roses Tray

Today I'm featuring another chalk painted tray that I used the Poly Transfer Method on.  The french typography came once again from The Graphic Fairy.  For this piece, I added hand painted roses using regular acrylic (Americana/Ceramcoat) paint.  To see the stages of the creation, please scroll down. 
The first thing I did was paint the tray using chalk paint from DecoArt Americana.  Once that was dry, I transferred the french wording using the Poly Transfer Method.   
I painted the roses using regular acrylic paint.  
The design is a variation of a Ginger Edwards pattern. 
After all the roses and leaves were painted, I added faint layers of green and peach to the body of the tray to pull in the roses.  I then fly specked the tray using dark green and burnt sienna. 
I sealed the tray with poly acrylic varnish and then antiqued and varnished again. Finally, I painted the handles and edge rim gold.  I also antiqued those and varnished.
I am very pleased with how this tray turned out.  The merger of transfer and hand painting created a unique one-of-a-kind piece.  I will be taking this tray with me to sell at the upcoming Davisburg Antique and Vintage Show
Proud to announce that this tray was featured on 
You can read that post HERE

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