There are a few tutorials available around blog land showing how
to achieve a subway art look, so why am I offering another?
I wanted a certain finished look and was able to achieve it using
some of the unique qualities that Chalk Paint possesses.
I used vinyl letters creating a reverse stencil on top of white chalk paint,
The letters were made with commercial adhesive vinyl
left over from my contractor days.
I used my PC and Printer to get the size and shape
then cut them out by hand.
I did not want all that extra white coming through areas that were going to be distressed.
Because Chalk Paint is water soluble (before it's waxed)
I scrubbed the extra white off as seen in the photo above.
The remaining steps I took are:
#1 painted over everything with graphite
#2 remove the vinyl letters once the graphite was dry
#3 wax your complete drawer face
#4 distress with sand paper
#5 wax and buff to a shine
Coming soon to an email near you ...
For those interested in what it says I've translated it.
specially distilled by
Giraud Son Paris
Saigon - Hanoi
Here is a sneak peak taken late at night while the elves are working.