I wanted to share what I call the Alexander Method, which I named after me, since I have never seen it used anywhere before. I think it is the easiest way to create a really unique look on painted furniture pieces!
I started painting with this method due to the fact that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and the normal small brushes usually used in furniture painting make my hands cramp.
The Easiest Way to Create Unique Chalk Painted Furniture
I start with a large brush like this - it makes the painting quick and easy!
Then I pick out my pallet of colors for the look that I am trying to create on my piece. Aren't these colors fun? I make four little areas close to one another on a painting tarp.
Next, you dip the brush into the four colors like this!
The brush soaks up all four colors at once!
Next I paint the piece like this....
Making sure to create the pattern I want with the colors I have chosen, like this! Isn't that cool?
It's so easy. You blend it by going over it lightly.
You can combine any pallet of colors to get the effect that you want - imagine light blues and whites/creams - for a heavenly blend of the colors of the sky? Or red, yellow and orange in the colors of the sunset? Greens, blues and whites for a landscape? You could use this technique to create a great weathered look with greys, blacks, and whites! It's too easy and makes painting a breeze!
I would love to see what you all create when you blend your own color pallets! To see more of my work, you can follow me on my Facebook page listed below! Happy Painting!
Published January 26th, 2016 10:31 AM
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