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Friday, June 12, 2009

Creating a Fresco Look


There are so many different designs and styles you can create with faux painting techniques. They can be fast and fun and an easy way to cover up damaged walls. Do not be afraid to jump right in and give it a try. If you do not like, all you have to do is paint over it. It really is just that easy to do!

There may be different variations of the same technique, which will create a different look once complete. You can use a variety of items even found around you home. Creating a fresco look may be done by using a sponge. These too come in a variety of size, shapes, and materials. They can even be man made material or fabricated. A sea sponge is one of my favorite types of sponges to paint with.

In this technique we will be removing the paint with the sponge to create the look. Often you can do this or actually use the tool to place the paint on to the surface. It is a matter of preference and which look you like best.

You will begin by base coating your surface in a light color, such is Ivory. Your will want to be able to work with your paint, so a glazing medium will be needed in the next step. This will allow you time to move the paint around, achieving the desired look.

Work in small irregular areas when you are doing this technique. You want them to overlap a little and be random, so that you will not have definite beginning and ending lines. You will apply the clear medium over the surface you are working on before beginning with the darker colors. You will use a flat brush and randomly place the three different shades of color in the space you are working. It is best if the are in the same color scheme, but just different shades.

Once you have done this part, you will damp sponge and go over this surface pulling the paint off. Use an up and down pouncing move. Make sure to turn the direction of your sponge, avoiding the same pattern for the entire area. You may also use a rag or paper towel for this technique instead of a sponge.

If you feel you made a mistake and removed too much paint, you can repeat the beginning steps. It really does not matter how many layers you do. This is up to you!

Amy

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