Abitoffthemapp Camera Bags & Straps | Photography

City lawyer who escaped to become an award winning photographer. Now runs Abitoffthemapp Photography, the London Photo Festival and the London Photo Gallery. Purveyor of photography products: leather camera bags, leather camera straps and limited edition prints. My Etsy Shop is: Abitoffthemapp & MappofLondonUK

Another tray experiment! #anniesloan #chalkpaint #decoupage #napoleonblue

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I bought some wall paper online and with most of these things, I didn’t like it when it arrived but decided to hold on to it just in case I could use it for another project.  I have been wanting to revamp a very plain mirror frame to look more like a French gilded mirror and have been racking my brains about how to do this when I came up with this idea & decided to test it out on a tray….

I painted the tray with Annie Sloan’s Napoleon Blue paint (I looovvee this colour!), decoupaged the tray with the wall paper and applied bronze leaf to highlight the brocade.  The gilting was and is a bit messy – it was difficult to keep it from getting on the rest of the tray but I suppose it all lends to the ‘shabby chic’ look!  Finally, I waxed the paint with clear wax and lacquered the gilt to make it water proof.

final halfway wallpaper


Author: Mapp of London

Please have a look around my lovely shop on Etsy where you can buy limited edition prints, camera accessories, notebooks and trays. Mapp of London came about through my love of photography – all the products are either my own photos or designed by me to fulfill my needs as a photographer. I hope you will agree with me that these are unique and lovingly crafted items.

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