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Giving walls rich Tuscan style by applying texture to the surface lends a wealth of depth and interest that paint alone can't achieve. Tuscan texture on walls is similar to Venetian plaster, but offers a raised surface that is more pronounced. Create this look with joint compound to deliver big design impact that ...
Veins and ridges of rocky texture either catch the light or cast deep shadows across this rich marbled tonal. Digitally printed, ombre fades from selvedge edge to selvedge edge, from the 'Stonehenge - Wild Horses' collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott Fabrics. 11 pieces in the complete collection! Quilt Fabrics from www.eQuilter.com
Faux Painting 101: Crumple a rag, then roll it into a worm-like shape. Roll it down the painted or glazed wall surface for a subtle faux effect. For more drama, try adding the paint or glaze onto the rag itself before rolling on the wall. (Note: In this photo, shale blue was rag-rolled on top of a Baltic green base, then antique glaze was sponge-rolled over both.)
Liminal Moment by Bobbette Rose - Encaustic Monotype on Paper. These are paintings done directly on a heated plate with pigmented wax. Paper is laid on top and the image is offset onto the paper, similar to a typical monotype but no press. She does sveral thin layers, each time laying the paper down on the heated plate. In the final stage she often paints back into the image with a oil paint and a brush. Japanese washi paper used for this process, then matt and frame them under glass.
Give the illusion of texture: While touchable textures are nice, often a more subdued look is desired in a room to make the walls blend in with the decor as opposed to compete with them. Faux finishing is a technique by which different paint colors and glazes are used to create walls that appear to be textured with varying hues and highlights.
We are proud to start with a bang and to introduce you to the outstanding work of Paulina Duczman. UK-based photographer Paulina has won multiple awards for her work. Just take a look through the images in this blog post here, and you will know why she is one of the best when it comes to portrait photography. || Image by Paulina Duczman