Salon 2016 Salon 2016 was held in Russia this year in the cultural center of St. Petersburg. This annual event for the International Decorative Artisans League was hosted by Tatiana Rugers. The theme for Salon 2016 was “Art in the City” and below is a part of a panel someone did of the city. This was the main showroom […]
Yellow ochre and red ochre are two of the oldest pigments known to man. YELLOW OCHRE Color: Yellow ochre is an earth pigment that contains hydrated iron oxide. Much of it is found in Roussillon, France. Otherwise, mostly in parts of Italy. It’s a cool, greenish-yellow and varies to orange, slightly. Opacity: […]
Fissures are the ‘cracks’ that occur a few thousand years after the marble is formed. These veins can run in a different direction than the marble and are often white. To see more on painting marble, click here.
Breche (breccia) marble is a type of marble in which angular fragments of various sizes and colors are embedded. The greatly random gaps between the fragments are the breche. Marble breching is the action of painting the ‘filled gaps’ surrounding the fragments. When painting breche marble, you always paint the breche and the fragments fall […]
Rouge Royal Faux Marble created by Pierre Finkelstein For more information on the brushes or paints used in this “how to” please visit www.fauxbrushes.com as seen originally on www.fauxforum.com And for the proper brush holdings click here for helpful tips. Paints used are from the Proceed Paint line: Black White Raw Umber Red Ochre Yellow […]
Pietra Dura created by Pierre Finkelstein For more information on the brushes or paints used in this “how to” please visit www.fauxbrushes.com as seen originally on www.fauxforum.com And for the proper brush holdings click here for helpful tips. Step 1 Step 2 Then wet I am adding veins. Using a mixture of white peins gray, […]
One of our NYC designers commissioned my company, Grand Illusion Decorative Painting, Inc., to paint faux marble on all molding in a newly renovated living space. The Spanish, mission-style house is nestled in the hills of northern LA in a well-known part of town. The designer was going for an Italian-French 18th century interior, right […]