For her second Painters in Residence project, Jelena Pticek transformed an old, heavy-looking piece of furniture in to a wonderfully modern piece – using my paint, Chalk Paint®, and a handmade cardboard template.
Jelena applied French Linen – a cool neutral, khaki grey from the Chalk Paint® palette – using one of my Flat Brushes to create a smooth, neutral background that works beautifully with bright, rich colours.
She created her template and began to play around with the size to make certain it worked with the scale of the furniture. Using the template Jelena created the layout of the triangles – outlining each triangle with masking tape.
The new handles that Jelena had sourced for the sideboard inspired the colour palette for the geometric design. Using a palette of: Barcelona Orange, Duck Egg Blue, Antoinette and Scandinavian Pink she painted inside the marked-out triangles – making sure the four colours were spread out evenly across the sideboard.
To keep things fun inside the cabinet, Jelena painted with Scandinavian Pink. She then finished the piece by removing the masking tape (once the paint was completely dry) and applying my Clear Soft Wax to make the piece really hard-wearing.