Workshop antiekeffecten / antique effects


So, last weekend I went back to Margriet van Eijk. I did the workshop antique effects. I learned lots of fun stuff and Margriet tried to give us as much information and examples to go home with. These couple of hours were overwhelming. I discovered, tried and saw all kinds of products/materials usable to age your walls, furniture, wooden floors and framework.
I went home with a spinning head :-) and tons of ideas for in my home. Now I have to find the time to realize them.
I really liked both workshops, so now I'm thinking of another one......Margriet is very high on energy and passionate about her work and that makes me want to come back.
Want to see Margriets website?

Margriet is showing us one of her samples.

A testing sheet for the craquelemedium and cloth technique.



A piece of framework (already painted) ready to be patinated and wiped off with a stockinette (cloth)
This is how it turns out.

Multiple colours of paint sanded.

A washed piece of wood.

Purple painted wood with a chalkpaste layer.
A sanded test sheet with craquelemedium.

Different ways to paint over the craquelemedium.

Sanded wood.

Workshop decoratieve verftechnieken/ Decorative paintingtechniques

Hello all! Last weekend I went to Amsterdam to improve my knowledge and skills on decorative painting. I had fun and learned a lot. I followed the workshop at Margriet van Eijk. She is a very bubbly personality wich also shows in her explanation and the way she shows the painting techniques. Her enthusiastic approach makes you feel free to ask, try and explore.
The techniques are usable on walls, furniture, wood and even on tiles, steel, synthetic material and plywood. After the workshop you can immediately get to work on your own projects.
Next weekend I'm going for a second time to learn about old antique effects. I'm excited :-)

Do you want to do a workshop yourself? Click link below to see what Margriet has to offer;


Margriet in action.

My testing sheet.

Some of the materials we worked with.

The results.




old oak cabinet part 1.

First thing I did ; remove all parts, the door, drawer, the back and the keys. Take pictures so you remember how to attach the parts when they are finished. I took an old t-shirt and wax remover to remove the wax layer. After that I used tepentine to remove left over wax or dirt.  Then use some sanding paper and sand all the pieces. Remove the sanding dust from the pieces so you can primer the parts.

Sanding the cabinet after removing the wax layer.

 The parts on an old news paper and primed.

Sand the primed layer slightly.


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