Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lil' Birdie

"Lil' Birdie", 6" x 8" acrylic on masonite, sold

My lil' experiment...
Isn't this background cool?  
I bought some "Annie Sloan" chalk paint from an antique store and painted over some gesso that I applied really roughly on masonite. Then I sanded it with a sanding block like you would furniture. 

If the paint wasn't so expensive, I'd get the whole line of colors to play with.  I love this color,  "french linen", of course!.   :)


Valerie Weller said...

Oooo- Diana~ just love your little birdie. what a great idea to play with chalk paint that way. I adore your work as always! Also wanted to say a huge thank-you for the kind comments on my blog. The last one meant so much to me- you made me smile from ear to ear! You are such an inspiration~ hugs!

Carol Schiff Studio said...

The bird is adorable and the background is very creative. Love your blog.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Hi Diana! I love your sweet little birdie. I am in love with the French Linen color too. I am dying for some Annie Sloan paint to redo some furniture. I have heard raves about it, but it is SO expensive. Good to know that it looks FAB on backgrounds too. :)