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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Paint With a Sponge

This technique can be done with any type of sponge. It does not require a sea sponge, but can be a sponge you could use for cleaning the house or your car. You do not have to spend a lot of money to create a special look in your home.

Sponging is a fun technique to do. It actually is pretty easy to do. One thing to remember, if you do this and do not like it, all you have to do is paint over it.

The type of sponge you use will determine the end results. The firmer the sponge, the more distinct the pattern will be. If you use a soft sponge, your pattern will be softer and more muted.

You can use one or more colors and create a lovely look. You can use the sponge to apply the paint to the wall. You can also roll the paint on over another color and use the sponge to remove the paint.

I would recommend purchasing practice boards from your local hardware store. I would try different sponges and different techniques. You might try colors that are close in hues and others which highly contrast. I prefer colors that are close and do not contrast a lot. You can create a nice look by using the same color but different sheen, such as a semi-gloss and a satin finish. You might think you won't be able to tell, but it really shows up better than you would think.

Remember to work with a wet sponge!

Amy
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1 comment:

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Hey there!! Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by our blog! Boy, what a great blog you have...those sure are pretty painted vases! Feel free to stop by anytime you want to say hi or listen to some tunes or find out about our newest bath goodie! :) Have a fabulous SITS day!

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