Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli-Tutorial This faux lapis lazuli panel was completed for a specific client.  Lapis lazuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone (not a marble). Most lapis lazuli contains calcite (white), sodalite (blue), and pyrite (metallic yellow).  Since the stones do not come in boulder sizes (the largest sizes rarely exceed 12 sq. ft.), a larger panel like this needs […]

Red Griotte faux marble (part 1 of 2)

Here is a how-to for painting Red Griotte faux marble.  This example is painted on a small baseboard piece.  In this case, we base coated a dark brick color in oil – 2 coats.  After, the surface needed to be degreased with whiting to prepare the surface.  A water-based paint can be used, but it […]