You’ll need two brushes for best results. Annie prefers Chalk Paint® Brushes because they hold a lot of paint in their densely packed bristles and allow a lot of control. Starting with your Capri Pink brush, paint over where the two colours meet. Whilst the paint is still wet, take the other brush and work Barcelona Orange into the Capri Pink.
Annie Sloan used two Chalk Paint® Brushes to gradually blend Capri Pink and Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint® together to create the desired ombre effect. The trick here is not to overload your brushes; allow the bristles to pick up excess paint and mix small amounts of each colour together with each brush stroke rather than trying to deposit more paint with every movement. You should always work so one colour is painted on in one direction (i.e upwards or left to right) and the other colour is painted in the opposite direction (downwards or right to left) so they blend together to make a new colour. A light touch is most effective.
Once your ombre is dried, channel Annie’s colour-clashing expertise by adding some Chalk Paint® in Florence (as seen on the inside of this cabinet). The turquoise-waters of this blue-green colour will contrast magnificently with the tropicana warm tones outside and add to the holiday feel. Finish by protecting the whole thing with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax. Ta da!