I was first introduced to Annie's paints through Miss Mustard Seed and I was very anxious to learn various techniques and put them 'to work'.
'Back in the Day' I sold hand-painted furniture in the cultural district of Fort Worth (a hobby really - preMom years). I am anxious to work with 'today's cutting edge materials' and pick up my brushes again.
Annie loves color! And teased when someone asked if she might be coming out with a true black paint (currently chalkpaint comes in a beautiful graphite that can be darkened when used with the dark wax) . . . part of her response was that she sees so many painting their furniture black in America -- I blame Pottery Barn. She may be right!
I attended the workshop alone, but made many friends and contacts throughout the day. The hands-ons portion was fantastic, especially since I haven't worked with chalkpaint before. These classes were kept small enough so we could all go around and see each other's work -- and everyone's finished projects turned out differently, since we put our own spin on the techniques being taught. Fun!
There were many professional designers, interior decorators, hobbiest and homemakers from all over Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas in attendance. Everyone was very forthcoming on their experience and I left feeling like I spent a long weekend in the company of women who create, though it was just a day.
'this is girls' paint, (but boys can use it too)'. The paint itself is wonderfully creamy, highly pigmented and perfect for painting on furniture -- but it seems to sticks to everything! Many talked about their experience painting floors, upholstered furniture (leather and fabric), metal, appliances(!), stone, brick and more!
If you’d like to get to know Annie better, you can follow her on her blog, Paint & Colour, or connect with her on the ASCP FaceBook Page and pick up a couple of her fabulous books!
Some of the material she presented in her seminar will be included in her new workbooks. I for one cannot wait! Stay tuned as I post some of my ChalkPaint Projects -- there will be many to share :)
I would love to hear your experience with chalkpaint and if you are considering giving it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by :)