Stationery - Chiswick

Painted mini canvas frame | Seaside fun with POP Paint.

Posted on 27 Jun 2016

I am always inspired when I get back from a visit to the coast. And on my recent travels even more so.
With all the beautiful shades of blues, browns and creams, shells and water I simply had to create something beachy.
So I Grabbed what i had and used an old book cover as a canvas backdrop for a beach themed frame altered using my POP Paint.

painted seaside framestep 1 – paint your canvas frame in a layer of Latte POP Paint. Leave to dry.
step1step 2 – Paint a second layer of POP Paint in Provence. Leave to dry.
step2step 3 – Paint a third layer of paint in the colour Meringue and leave to dry.
step3step 4 – Use a coarse sanding paper and sand the surface of the painted frame. Distress the edges heavily so
that Latte paint shows through in some places.
step4step 5 – Add a layer of clear wax and use an old t-shirt or cloth to buff it to a silky smooth surface.

The sanding removes all the chalkiness and adds imperfect distressing, while the wax gives the paint
a smooth finish and also seals it in making it waterproof and easy to wipe off dust.
step5This distress look is perfect for a beach theme – have you tried your hand at painting some furniture for your beach house?
POP Paint is the perfect partner to create a distressed and informal look on art and furniture!
detail2Remember chalk paint is available from your local craft store and other selected stores around the country.
POP Paint 500ml-Meringue pp0511
POP Paint 500ml-Latte pp0515
POP Paint 500ml-Provence pp0507

until next time – happy painting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.