Saturday, August 18, 2007
There are many different types of marble that one can try to imitate with faux painting. But I have found that on walls, the best type are the simple ones without heavy, numerous viens. It's not because that's the type of marble I prefer, but the kind that has lots of veins just looks too busy when used on large walls. I have one board I show all the time and 9 times out of 10 the customers that want that finish say to me, "Oh, I like that. But without the heavy viens." I guess if I were doing the top of a vanity chest, I would opt for a busy look because you want it to look just like marble. Besides everyone knows that only in king's palaces would one find whole rooms with marble walls. Without the fine grout lines, no one will ever think it's real marble, anyway. So I just use the look as a decorative plus for enhancing the walls of the rooms. Visit my website to see samples of some of the walls I faux painted with a marble look. Bookmark my site as in the near future I plan to make a video showing how to faux paint the walls the way I did. Visit my Faux Painting site and click on gallery at the top. My address is listed in my bio page, too; click on the link.
Saturday, August 4, 2007
There are many methods to faux painting your walls to look like brick. However, many require a lot of time consuming steps. To demonstrate what I believe is the fastest and easiest way to achieve this faux painting technique, I have filmed my 16 year old niece trying her hand at faux painting brick for the first time. She had never used my DVD faux painting kit before and I figured if you can see how easy it was for her to do a faux brick board, you will be convinced that you can do it, also. Keep in mind that this is her first time using the tools, so she did paint a lot slower than you can actually paint. Check it out today. My site has a variety of faux painting videos that will show you other faux painting techniques that you can achieve, too.