Annie Sloan’s chalk paint Mix your own colors www.wackygoose.se Hello! I have something really exciting that I want to tell you now and it is that I have been given a mission of styling! !!! I have been away, and talked with the owner of a cafe here in Gothenburg a very cozy cafe and she has decided to give me a free hand to give a make-over to her and her husband’s cafe! It’s super fun, and as with everything else I naturally brainstormed, I have been looking around on Pinterest, I’ve Googled around, and then I peeked around in various interior magazines also The first thing I want to decide for now is which colors who will have the upper hand It will be a very rustic /farmhouse cafe it should fit in the area it is located in, which is quite old, it is many wooden houses and a bit like that … And I found this color I just think is so darn delicious It is as a dull blue color But I can’t find that color… Therefore (!!!) I have invested in Annie Sloan’s Mix Mat Because Annie Sloan’s paints contain as little black pigments they are very grateful to mix yourself I do not know, it feels a bit like silicon, like that little rubber It’s very, very easy to clean so here you can mix colors wildly and then you just have to wash it off, or wipe off the paint Super Smooth! Plus (!) Annie Sloan’s color wheel is available on this I’ll read a little more about color theory, I think But… Now, to get to this particular color or in this direction anyway a dove blue, gray …… semi-dull color, hehe So I have thought that I need: Aubusson, and I thought to try mixing it with French Linen and then, if I would like to Light it up a bit so I actually selected Old White I personally am not very fond of Pure, which is pure white, it does not feel like a color really so I prefer Old White So… What you do then when to mix paint is of course shake the cans properly first and I have made this kind of small paper labels that I thought I would paint with all the colors then so that I remember how they look, because this Mix mat I will surely wash So these, I also have ready now Let’s see… What you do now then when you want to mix color, is that you take your finger and so I dip it once, and smear it on the carpet, it means that it is 1 part So if I take a finger of French linen, and a finger of Aubusson it becomes equal parts. Kind of… It’s pretty easy to keep track of it all in that way So I take anyway, to begin with 1 part Aubusson and so I take 1 part French Linen now it is kind of equal parts So you can remember easily and so I mix these together and I see what it will be and it actually looks like it will be very, very good against this blue, as I wanted So then am I doing this then I save this mix Really nice color! I love it! Now I take 1 part Aubusson, I take 1 part French Linen and then I take 1 part Old White instead … and so I smear it out here and see what I come up with now I mix it pretty well And this was also one super delicious color! I think I can actually say that this was a bulls eye indeed! And then I want of course to save this color as well This was really spot on, it was just the color I was looking for! And then I know of course, very simple … If I had wanted even brighter I can just take 1 more part of Old White and so there are 2 parts of Old White, 1 part French Linen and 1 part Aubusson And this is super delicious colors! Here I have 1 part French Linen and 1 part Aubusson Blue and here I’ve just added 1 part Old White Now I see how it will be if I add a tiny bit of green in this … So then… Pouring it into the lid so this is not quite optimal on these small jars the paint will dry in to this now… But anyway, I take 1 part Antibes Green here too! … So we’ll see how it goes … I was not completely 1 part, so a take a bit more … And this is also one truly delicious color And I want to save this color too This is how easy you can mix your own colors with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint it’s just kind of going all in and like … Well, do it. The key is to remember; one finger is 1 part so you keep track on your recipes of the mixture you have done!