Monday, November 7, 2011

Illustrating with Chalk Paint

I call this my Chick Chair. I wanted to try the bright looking ASCP Antibes Green because I'd run across a cute grain sack that appeared to be the same shade of green. I had hesitated on purchasing the Antibes Green because it looked too bold, but I was assured it toned down with wax. Okay.


Yes indeed, the green became rich and mellow with some sanding and the application of wax.

 And then I thought, hmmmm .... needs whimsy to go with the grain sack. So I added my "flock."

And that's when I realized ASCP was never intended for illustration. I had to learn to work with it, which really wasn't that difficult, just different from what I expected. You can't blend color on the image or easily add color to wet paint. The technique is more like painting with acrylics using a pallet knife.
Dab Dab Layer Layer.

So let me introduce you to the babies. (I love little chicks)

I might just keep this one.

Linking to these creative folks: 
crafty scrappy happy 
a diamond in the stuff
savvy city farmer


  1. What cute little chickies! Your chair turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  2. Love it!! This may just be my favorite.

  3. did you paint those chicks? cuz it looks like you did...or are they decals? c'mon...share, por favor!

    i'm into the antibes green thing, too and just wrapped up a mirror. it's a "love it" or "hate it" piece...and i'm not sure which i am yet!

    love this chair, though!


  4. Aww how cute I love that chair and that color! Adorable

  5. Your chair came out great, a little wax will always help tame a too bright color. Love the chicks too! Laura Cottage and Broome

  6. that is so cute!!!! love your play on the "purina chick". :)

  7. I love that color and the little chicks are so cute!

  8. Wow, I soooo want this! You are very very talented (and inspiring)! So glad I found your wonderful blog!

  9. That is the cutest chair ever. What adorable chicks. I still want to try this color. Thanks for sharing this at Wow.

  10. This is so cute! Just love the chicks and the paint color goes perfectly!
    I have enjoyed my visit,
    Your newest follower,

  11. This is one of the most adorable things ever! Just found you thru Savvy Southern Style. I'd love you to come link up sometime at Vintage Inspiration Friday, this is just perfect!

  12. Hi Daena! your chair turned out so cute. Love it! I am an Oregon Girl too, just a little north of you :)

  13. I really like the green, and the chicks are wonderful! I love chicks too. Just found your blog today through Share the Love Wednesday. (This is my first week) I so admire your way of using creativity in your battle with your disease. So, I followed your blog today. :D Kathi

  14. What an awesome chair!! I'm here from Kim of Savvy Southern Style's blog and I gotta tell ya, I am loving it. If you're NOT keeping it, how much would it be for sale for? It's really fantastic, love your creativity.

  15. PS.. I'm gonna blog about it today, if you don't like the post, let me know and I'll take it down. All credit to you, ofcourse :-)

  16. Cute cute cute, I love it. The chicks are adorable with the grain sack seat.

  17. How adorable! I love little chicks!! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack!

  18. That's so adorable. I just love your chair. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign's Fall into Fall party.

  19. I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick