Faux Finishing For Today’s Designer’s
Has a new look with a contemporary flair
Well, here I am up all night again doing the things that I really do enjoy doing, but I just wish there were more hours in the day to be able to do all the things I need to do so I can fall flat on my face more often due to lack of sleep, but it must be done….and so it goes…….
And yet another powder room finish in which I have discovered, or rather truth be told the idea was passed on to me from another artist friend of mine, Lin Lam, for this tissue finish technique.
Although I would like to lay claim to this, it just wouldn’t be right not to give credit where credit is due in my opinion, which is more like a code of conduct and a respect that we all have for one another as artists……..or at least most of us do…..
It seems that modern day faux painting is really taking quite a foothold in today’s market and I am starting to see some formulated product lines coming out that reflect this for use with contemporary and modern designs.
I know color is color when it comes to an artists stand point but lets face it, most of the products that where made available in the past where all designed for Traditional and Old World techniques so you really didn’t see a lot of the bright cadmiums, thalo and a number of others for reasons other than just what I speak of
When Lin showed me a sample of this finish it blew me away because of the vertical application and it so happened that I had a client that was interested in a grass cloth look but didn’t want what everyone else had.
So after adding my own twist to the finish the client fell in love with this look which actually turned out quite subtle to my surprise
I like how it’s some what sporadic in the movement which leaves a lot of room for different looks and ideas, for instance when I look at this I think of Birch trees in the mountains and I suppose you could even use this idea for a canvas piece….hmmmmm
Maybe I’ll get on that idea as a relief ……to continue the