22 September 2015

Jelena Pticek's Scalloped Cabinet

The first project from my Canadian Painter in Residence Jelena Pticek is this fun, contemporary cabinet painted in my paint, Chalk Paint®.

The cabinet came from a friend of Jelena's, who asked her to give the tired piece of furniture a make-over – the cabinet was scratched and beaten, and didn't suit the style of her house. Jelena was given free-reign to work with any technique or style she wanted, but her friend wanted the cabinet to use green as a base colour.

Jelena chose to work with a traditional and sophisticated palette of Olive, Versailles and Country Grey. She created a gradient colour effect by applying the darkest colour – Olive –  to the top section of the cabinet, working down to Versailles, and then Country Grey. To add a modern touch she used scallop shaped masking tape to create an interesting border where two colours met.

Inside the cabinet Jelena used Graphite, which is both neutral, and dramatic. She then finished the piece with my Clear Soft Wax.

Yours, Annie

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  1. Absolutely lovely. Canadian know-how eh? :)

    1. Yep! You Canadians certainly have that 'savoir faire'! Jelena's work is so elegant and contemporary and I'm very proud to show her work off through my Painter in Residence programme!