Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Book A Place On Our Autentico Chalk Paints Workshops At A Special Offer Price

Are you looking for a new hobby? Do you want a special gift for a friend who likes crafts?  Or do you have a favourite piece of furniture or heirloom that needs a new look?

Then you will be pleased to hear we are now taking bookings for our Autentico Chalk Paint Workshops at ShabbyAnd…. 35A – 35B Barfield Road, West Mersea, Essex, CO5 8QX.

All of our workshops are fun, lasting three to four hours, and you may want to share this enjoyable experience with a friend or family member.

They usually cost £65 but you can book a place for a limited time at the special offer price of £50. This offer expires on 28th February 2015

Our very own Shabby Chic expert, ShabbyAnd…’s owner, Ann Beament, who developed a business from a hobby, runs the workshops to show people how to reinvigorate their furniture and achieve that fashionable, distressed look for themselves using Autentico Chalk Paints.

We have workshops running throughout the year for beginners and advanced workshops for those who already know the basics, but are keen to learn more. It’s a great way to develop a new interest or you may want to buy an Autentico Starter Kit and a gift voucher to book a workshop place as a present for a family member or Valentine’s Day gift for that special friend.

At the beginners’ basic workshop, you will learn how:
·      How to prepare your piece of furniture
·      What equipment you will need
·      Techniques for applying the paint
·      How to use layering techniques to create various colour patterns
·      How to create special effects using Distressing and Autentico waxes
·      And much more.

At the advanced workshop, you will learn how to:
·      Cover Crackle Glaze effects
·      Use the Craquelure system
·      Create 3D effect using stencils and Terrapieno embossing paste
·      Apply Art Medium. 

Spaces are limited to four people at the Basic Workshop and six at the Advanced Workshop (greater numbers for parties can be accommodated by special request on booking).

Our popular workshops offer a hands-on experience. Simply bring along your piece of well-loved furniture to learn how to upcycle it using Autentico Chalk Paints and waxes. We would recommend that you bring a small item such as a stool small table, cabinet, shelf or mirror. If you do not have a piece yourself to bring along, then we can assist with this as we have pieces you can purchase to paint or just paint and leave with us.

Our workshops do not end when you leave, members from our team of experts will be available by telephone to give you help and advice.

We have also set up a special forum to create an on-going active community for our workshop participants, where you can ask questions, share ideas and show off your handiwork by uploading pictures. Ann will also use the forum to answer your messages and share tips. You will be invited to join the forum via email after the workshop.

All materials, lunch and refreshments are included and you will also receive a 10% discount on all Autentico products purchased on the day.

Sheila Staveley said on our Facebook page: ‘I really wanted to say thank you for all your advice and help last week. I came home inspired and it is now a matter of 'if it doesn’t move, paint it'.

‘I have tried a sample on my kitchen cupboards which now look amazing.’

For more details about our Autentico Chalk Paints Workshops, call now 01206 618920 or contact us via . One of our friendly staff will be ready to answer your questions or book you a workshop place at the special offer rate.

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