Mixing standard colors in different amounts and combinations is a great way to create a diverse and unique color palette. To see some the custom colors you can make from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, see my posts, Mixing for Green,Mixing for Purple, and Mixing for Orange.
While looking through the new Restoration Hardware catalogue, in the wall decor section, I found these Wall Carvings made from resin, plaster, and metal.
I also found similar pieces at Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs.
I love the look of real antique architectural ornaments, but these are very expensive reproductions and way over my budget. Being an avid DIYer, I saw this as an opportunity to be inspired to create my own work of art.
All you need to attach the Efex™pieces is contact cement.
After the pieces were dry, I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Paris Grey mixed with Artisan Enhancements Fine Stone.
In order to give it a more aged patina, I dry brushed Graphite Chalk Paint in the crevices and Old White Chalk Paint on the high points. Since it will be hanging on a wall I didn’t feel the need to seal it.
I would love to know what you think. Is my Efex™ hand crafted frieze worthy of display? Considering how easy and inexpensive it is, would you make one? Here is a list of the Efex™ pieces I used, but honestly you could use any of the pieces in combination for your own work of art.
Efex™Pieces: R61, SC14, SC16, L2, P13, 2 Rose 1, 2 Rose 2
Patina and verdigris come in many color combinations. For more ideas see Architectural Patina on an outdoor ornament, a lusciousTurquoise on a cabinet drawer, a faux Verdigris painted with one color on an outdoor light, and a Weathered Zinc finish on planters and flower pots.