Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fun with Chalk paints

Hello Crafty Friends!
This is Tanvi & it is such a pleasure to be back here with an inspirational post for the newest addition to the Little Birdie family - CHALK PAINTS!

Available in 14 shades, the consistency of these paints is perfect for use with either a brush, sponge or brayer. The matte finish gives a chalky appearance & is used for creating an aged, distressed or shabby look in  projects. Can be used on glass, wood, ceramic, metal, walls & more.  These paints are Made in India & being lead free are also eco-friendly.

Sharing a number of projects today, so sit back & enjoy!
I could not resist using the paints as soon as I received them & here is a quick project - a small wooden decorable decoupaged with rice paper & chalk paint (butternut squash) . My first attempt with chalk paints & I was in love with the coverage & matte finish - fantastic!

 Next I wanted to try the paint on glass. Here is a candle jar decoupaged with a tissue napkin. Used two shades here - fortune cookie & dabbed them over the bottle. Please note I have not used a primer or base coat in any of my projects here! TIP - Chalk paints dry quickly, so remember to wipe off the extra paint on the mouth of the bottle before closing, else the paint dries over the mouth making it difficult to open. 

I had a metal tray, slightly worn out with use & this is how I salvaged it using chalk paints! For the background I used tattered lace and  forest moss chalk paint & Mont Marte 3D gold for the edges. What a transformation! Do you agree?

The entire family of fourteen colours are so tempting, but I found Drift wood to be a captivating shade , it reminded me of a chocolatey cake! This led to my next project, a fridge magnet -

If you are a fan of chalk paint like me, you are going to love the "charcoal". The matt finish is by far the best I have ever seen! A ceramic pickle jar got such an elegant make over with minimal stencilling -

And finally I have a shabby frame. For this one I first gave a base coat of charcoal black, rubbed a candle randomly on the surface & painted over it with fortune cookie. Chalk paints are easy to distress because the paint can be easily removed just where you want it  with a sanding sponge or sand paper. Once dry, sand it lightly to reveal the base coat & viola you get the best distressed & shabby look.

                   Can you guess what material is this frame made of?

                           Now will believe this was a plastic frame! 

I enjoyed playing around with the chalk paints & had to stop here, to publish this in time!
Thank you Rashmi love, love, love these paints & hoping we have some more shades and larger packs too!

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

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  1. Lovely post Tanvi, very informative, all are gorgeous but love the pickle jar and the metal tray the most !!

  2. Tanvi u make me go crazy for yr decoupage creations!!! Loved the metal tray sooooo much!!!!
    Excellent projects...

  3. Wow what a beautiful work done with these chalk paint's loved them all

  4. hi.. do chalk paints rub off easily..can it be used to make recycled jewellery made out of PET bottles

    1. They do not rub off, surely will require varnish for longer life.

  5. Awesome projects Tanvi..that tray is super...have to try chalk paints soon...

  6. Loveliness! All of ur projects are so gorgeous!

  7. Such a delight to see your creativity. Excellent.

  8. You have created magic with the Chalk paints Tanvi! Such elegant creations!

  9. Each project is stunning Tanvi!!

  10. Beautiful works. Loved the chalk paint finish