Painting actual script on furniture - as opposed to adverts or labels - wasn't my idea. I first saw it here and stole it !
I love the randomness of it.
So when I won 25 graphics from Antique Graphique through the Silver Pennies giveaway, I made sure to choose some hand-written graphics.
The table was £10.
I painted it in AS Off White. This is the before picture - well almost before !
It took me about an hour to get the right size on the graphic. I KNEW it was a complete fluke, the first time I enlarged something , and it only took about 10 minutes.
In the end I had six pieces of A4 taped together.
I also had loads of different sizes of script. I used these first, tracing them onto the table with carbon, and then painting them in pale grey.
I knew I didn't want the graphic to completely cover the top of the table, so I did it askew, and then did the second layer at a different angle, in a darker grey.
I added some script to the front and sides, and a little bit to the legs. Then I distressed the edges, and added clear and dark waxes.
I'm really pleased with this piece, I'll definitely be using this graphic again.
And thanks to all bloggers who think outside of my little box and inspire me.
And thanks to Heather and Danielle for the graphics.
And sorry Mrs. C - I know I shouldn't start sentences with an 'and' !!
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