GIVING A NEW LEASE OF LIFE
TO PIECES OF THE PAST
- TANIA BEATTY, GREAT OUSEBURN, HARROGATE (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
"I enjoyed working with Clementene immensely. She painted all of the pieces in situ over the course of two weeks. She really understands her clients’ needs and the quality of her work is beautiful. She was also great company whilst working in my house. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Clementene's client had a bespoke wardrobe made and painted for her large bedroom, but she hated the final
finish (which she thought looked like a giant fondant fancy!). She called upon Clementene to transform the wardrobe into an authentic looking, Baroque French-style rustic armoire. Clementene lightly sanded, primed and painted the piece using a specialist artistic waterbased chalk paint in a French linen colour on the outside and a deep purple on the inside. She used her signature brush technique to add texture and tone to the paintwork and she applied a paint-wash and a hand-mixed antique wax glaze to create a cloud-like effect and naturally aged patina. She sealed the piece with
clear wax before adding gold leaf gilding to the details.