Monday, September 3, 2012

Annie Sloan and the Musee du Louvre

Before
I have has this architectural shelf/bookend for ages. In its current state it’s just a bit too...well...gold.


After Annie Sloan Paris Gray
I've been dying to use my sample of Annie Sloan Paris Gray and I thought this would be the perfect first project. Very nice, one-coat coverage. Loved how smoothly it went on.

Musee du Louvre Architectural Detail


Never one to leave well enough alone, I found an inspirational photo of the Musee du Louve and decided that though Paris Gray was excellent start, I was not yet finished.
My first addition was a very thin wash of thinned black artist acrylic.
With the help of my friend the Brawny
dude – yummy in a cheesy sort of way, isn’t he….?
...I removed the black from all but the deepest crevices.
Finally, to get the slightly warmer glow of the stone in my inspiration piece,

Musee du Louve - my inspiration


 I highlighted with a thin layer of toffee acrylic using one of my favorite tools - my fingertip.

Voila! Thank you Annie for the lovely color - and thank you Louve for the inspiration.