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 […]

Real Faux Stone

This a real faux stone because it mimics cut stone and not just a textured surface, which is a common mistake when creating faux stone.  This may look ok, but it isn’t realistic.  Real, cut stone would be smooth to the touch but pitted (recesses). To start, a tinted (off-white) primer was applied. The texture […]