I’ve managed to work out how to prevent bleed through when stenciling – add some wax to your paint and mix into a paste (akin to the consistency of toothpaste) and then dab onto the stencil, using as many coats as required (allowing to dry in-between coats). This tray was painted with Graphite, waxed and lacquered and then I applied with stencil with English Yellow mixed in with wax. My trays are available to purchase.
at the Victoria Foundation UK Winter Ball 06.12 at Twickenham rugby stadium to help raise funds for those who require medical assistance.
I recently saw a post on FB whereby someone printed out an image (reversed) and transferred onto a wooden object. Ever keen to give these things a go, I tried it out on the back of a tray that I had already painted with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in Old White and Paloma. Firstly, I inadvertently used the wrong glue and will use mod podge when I experiment again. I left it overnight and then wet the paper, rubbed off the excess and the transfer had ‘transferred’ onto the tray. Unfortunately, some of the image has rubbed off but since this is my first attempt, I am fairly pleased with the result and it lends to the shabby chic look!