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


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I’m delighted that my revamped #African #basket has been featured in @your_home #chalkpaint @AnnieSloanHome #design #upcycle

http://www.yourhomemagazine.co.uk/showandtell.php?id=3826&title=emma-mapp%27s-basket

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Upcycled blackboard with #chalkpaint #AnnieSloan #Paloma

I bought this in a charity shop and wanted to keep some of the flower and bird detail at the top because I thought it was quite well done.  I repainted the ‘green’ board with blackboard paint and the rest in Paloma.  I lightly distressed the frame, waxed with dark wax and then with clear wax.

Blackboard Before Blackboard After


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Revamped bedside table #stencil #geometric #pattern #chalkpaint

Revamped (again!) bedside table.  AS Graphite chalkpaint with gold & silver craft paint used for the stencil and the stencil has been printed off on my Silhouette Cameo. Finished off with dark wax.

Before After


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Revamped African Basket with Annie Sloan Paint

Ever since I went on an Annie Sloan chalk paint course run by Dulwich Trader in London, nothing has been safe from being painted, decoupaged, gilded or waxed!  This is my latest project:  painted with English Yellow and Violet Grey.  I will seal it with clear wax once the paint has fully dried.

basket after Basket before