Shabby french chalk painted bottles
One again, I saw bottles being painted and "shabbified" on Pinterest by distressing and using water slide decals. Well since I love shabby french decor, I kept my eyes open for some bottles to try this technique on. I found several same size/type at an antique mall, and decided to get three of them.
I got my water slide decal paper from www.world-paper.com after doing a google search. They have the instructions for using it online for you HERE.
So basically it's pretty darn easy. I happened to have some spray chalk paint from Krylon...yes you can buy spray chalky paint!! Woohoo! So I decided to use that for the cream colored finish. But first I painted the bottles with a couple coats of black craft paint. I suppose any kind of paint would do for the undercoat, but it should be dark so when you distress it will show through. I saw a tip for rubbing a candle over some of the areas of the dried black paint before doing your top coat to make chipping and distressing easier, so I did that too. After that, I sprayed the chalky finish paint several light coats and let it dry thoroughly. I actually didn't do the decals until days later.
I used awesome french graphics that I had been collecting from the Graphics Fairy. She offers free downloads, and lots of tips! I opened up an 8.5x11 (standard printer paper size) image in photoshop and filled it with as many designs as I could so as not to waste any of the decal paper since it can be run through the printer only once. I used 3 of them for this project and still have a bunch left for my next projects!
That's pretty much it!
Give it a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by......Sylvia Share
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