An Aqua French Patisserie Bread Box with Image transfer from The Graphic Fairy. I simply adore all things aqua, What a great color for sunny south Florida! Weather it be 50’s retro, beachy cottage, country turquoise, or Caribbean larimar, I can’t get enough of it. Here I used Ce Ce Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise and used it here along with Beckley Coal, and American Paint’s Home Plate. I can’t wait to try American’s other colors.
I fell in love with Karen’s new patisserie graphic over at The Graphics Fairy and knew it would look great on this shabby french inspired bread box. I tried the wax paper technique, but soon realized that I should have stuck with my trusty projector. Personally I get better finished results with that method. I find that wax paper transfer is much harder to position and the ink tends to smudge. When it comes to wood, drawing and painting by hand is the way to go for me.
But you learn and grow as an artist by trying new techniques right?
The smudging just adds to the vintage, worn finish I was going for so its all good in the end, she’s going to look great in my kitchen with all the vintage aqua collectibles until she finds her forever home!