Just finished editing all the pictures for today’s post, what a job! This post is most interesting for those who love Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP), and also for the few that think the colour chart does not offer enough to choose from.
Most of you know you can create a huge range of colours by mixing ASCP. While I was in Oxford at the course with Annie Sloan, I took pictures of all the extended colours she created by mixing them with Old White. When I returned home I downloaded the pictures and to my frustrations they were totally hopeless. I couldn’t read the colour name, nor could I recognize them due to the poor resolution of the pictures. The pictures couldn’t help at all.
So I ended up mixing the colours by myself and created my very own ‘extended colours book’. Now that I have it, I treasure it so much. To be able to look at all the new colours gets my creativity almost out of control.
This simple exercise of mixing the colours has also helped me to learn a bit more about every colours properties. Some of them change a lot with the 50-50 proportion, some of them almost don’t change. Now I understand why in some cases Annie adds 8 times Old White to achieve a paler version.
I am sorry this post might be heavy in content and just exhausting to look at. But I insist this is a great help, even if the colours don’t look exactly the same on the screen, you can still get a good sense of how different every colour reacts to the Old White, and therefore it will give you an idea of what you need to do to achieve the tone you are looking for.
I mixed 27 of the current 31. I didn’t mix: Pure White, White Linen, Old White and Graphite. Another note: some colour names are different in continental Europe. Coco is called Old Linen, French Linen is called Grey Linen and Original is called White Linen.
Here we go!!!
Until next post!!