Thursday, 7 August 2014

Fernli Designs August Guest Designer Project 1: Chalkboard

Hi everyone, today I have for you a little late I am afraid, but I had a terrible time with my video editing software which unfortunately comes over in the video, so it is not my usual standard. Hopefully this will be resolved before my next video is due!

Throughout August I am a guest designed for the amazing Fernli Designs. Everyone is so lovely and Lou has been treating me like a queen! I don't want it to end and it has only just begun!! Anyhow onto my project!

My first project is a chalkboard, I really adore how this has come out, being given free reign to do what you want and use what you want really let my inner Steampunk come out!

I tool the largest of the Oval Plaque shapes and gave it a good coat with Gee-Sso Good. I then sanded it and repeated, in total it has been sanded twice and has 3 coats of the black primer on it. The black primer from IndigoBlu is actually a wonderful surface for chalking on and I am now addicted to making chalkboards, so beware.......

I painted all the Fernli cogs and gears and the flowers (from stash) with the same primer. Added different colours of Treasure Gold furniture wax with an old dry brush. Coloured a piece of cream ribbon with walnut stain distress ink and inked the edge of the plaque with the treasure gold also.

Glued the whole lot down with heavy gel medium and then done!

I really enjoyed the process and it really didn't take as long as I imagined it would, or maybe hoped it would haha!

Here is the aforementioned fateful video, I hope its not too bad to watch!

Thanks for visiting, and let me and Fernli know what you think!



Linda Jones said...

Love it Clare! Having a look at the Fernlidesigns(?) website after I type this. Hope to see you at Indigo Blu on the 31st ;-)

Nikki Killinger said...

This is gorgeous Clare, love the chalkboard using GeeSso good, and the steampunk and flowers.
Nikki K. x

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