Sunday, April 1, 2012

French Baskets created with CHALK PAINT® in French Linen

I have been on a roll lately and trying really hard to
keep up with the sales at my new "Patina" space.  
I found a set of 3 boring baskets
at Goodwill not too long ago, they are even lined
with plastic if you wanted to put flowers in.

I mixed up a 1:1 ratio of Annie Sloan CHALK PAINT®
French Linen (my favorite color) and water to thin
it down so I could paint a wash onto the baskets.

This is a great trick to "grey" vintage picnic baskets, too!

Thanks to Debbie at 'Round the Coop and her awesome
Pinterest, I found this tutorial about how to print on burlap. 

When I was in Oxford, England visiting Annie Sloan
at her shop, I scored a grain sack from France.  I framed
the front and had some amazing remnants from the 
back of the sack.  So, using this tutorial...
'Round the Coop DIY board on Pinterest
I used my basic Canon inkjet to produce this
image on my French burlap with an image
from The Graphics Fairy

Affixed it to the front of my new French basket
and added my latest obsession, Cotton Bolls (not a typo!)

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