16 December 2016

Annie Sloan Christmas Shelfie: Painted Birds

I found these beautiful wooden birds in November when I was in Cape Town for my stockist conference. They were from this incredible warehouse/market call The Old Biscuit Mill, which was full of little artisan studios and independent shops - just up my street! I took them back to my studio in Oxford and have been waiting to paint them. They were just perfect perched on my shelf, all they needed was a little paint of course!


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With these sweet little birds, I loved the shape but as they were quite small against the other projects I needed them to stand out and hold their own, and not get lost amongst everything else. I chose my bright and bold Giverny as the main colour to paint them, with my black Graphite and Old White used to highlight the wings or the beak and also, as you can see, to just be a little free with the paint, too! I flicked and dripped the paint to create a really fun and rich patina. The whole idea is to be free and have fun, so this is a great little project to do if you have little ones!


Aren't they sweet? I love the way they look on the mantlepiece with the other projects, make sure you have a look on my Facebook page tonight to see them nestled here and there! 

Yours, 

Annie 

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