HAND PAINTED FURNITURE
Posted 16 May 2006 - 07:47 AM
Anyway comments on the table would be appreciated - good or bad
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Posted 16 May 2006 - 08:15 AM
sorry we can't see the "before" photo but I'm sure the table looked rather
simple in comparison with what you've done, now it's charming.
Client will definitely love it
Posted 16 May 2006 - 09:17 AM
How did you forget Denise! Now you must redo the table
I know I could kick myself when I forget to take the 'befores'
Btw, I see your site decorativeideas.co.uk is back online
Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:31 AM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:59 PM
Thank you DeniseJ
Thank you for the advise Neo - you may slap my wrist now I know decorativeideas.co.uk is back online - god knows what went wrong with this I don't think it was my week !!
Hi Deco - no I won't forget as I have already taken the before ones of the windows when I was doing his wardrobe doors etc I shall be out all day tomorrow again chatting with them to see what they would like and I also have to take the swatches back that I picked up today so busy busy
Hi Stickmaker - thank you for your comments. OK I will try and talk you through
Stage 1 - is to 'prime' the piece of furniture you are working with - I put three coats of this on which being such a small piece of furniture can get done in one day but larger furniture and more pieces would probably take two days. I have to leave this primer to dry overnight.
Stage 2 - I put a 'base coat' of 'eggshell' on - sometimes it will be white or sometimes it will be cream - all depending what type of marble effect I want - as you know there are loads and loads of different marble effects. This particular table I used cream. Then you leave this overnight too.
Stage 3 - I put a coat of 'liquid clear' or 'marbling glaze' (which ever I have to hand) which must be applied using a lint free cloth - this is so the oils can 'move' and gives you extra 'working time'. You use whatever colours you think looks good - perhaps something that will blend with something in the room that it is going to be in. I use a slightly damp 'sea sponge', to 'dab' the paint in 'clouds' across the surface to create a rough 'W' shape and will perhaps use about three different colours - say a 'mid-tone, a 'pale-tone' and a 'darker-tone' mix these colours with the liquid clear or marbling glaze.
After applying these three different colours I use another crumpled lint-free rag and use a light patting and twisting motion to blend the colours together, leaving some of the sponged tecnique visible, but introduce a fragmented shape with rag. This gives the finished marble added texture. Then I look at it and pick out the darker glaze and wrap some lint-free rag around the end of my thumb and using the end of my thumbnaile, run the rag through the glaze in 'vein' shapes. I wriggle and fidget my thumb as I move through the blaze quite randomly. The lines must not be too straight and formal.
Then I use a Hog Softener and 'tickle' over the vein lines very gently, with the tips of the bristles working in a 'cross-hatch' motion over the surface and soften some areas more than others to vary the appearance of the depth of each vein or 'pattern'.
Then I pick up one or two other colours - only using a minute amount and dip (like a signwriters brush) into both these colours together but not blending too thoroughly as the brush will depsoit some of each colour randomly giving a more natural appearance. Hold the signwriter's brush like a conductor's baton, not like an artist's paintbrush. The object is not to create a controlled line. Roll and twist the brush slowly from side to side, at the same time follow some of the other lines you have created and use 'shaky movements'. Then you 'soften' again - some areas more than others. So every stage of putting some colour on you soften each one just gently passing over the surface with the tips of the bristles only slightly brushing the surface to softly blend the colours together.
Finally when you are satisfied with the finished look you use a Badger Softener this is the final softening and this actually 'polishes' the surface and obliterate any previous brush marks.
So - just to get this marbling effect can take you about 2 hours just on this small table !!!
Well I hope I have explained this enough for you and Mrs Stickmaker WILL get you having a go Naughty Naughty me
Posted 17 May 2006 - 09:38 PM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 10:16 PM
Actually I always say you never know what you can achieve until you try it. So I would say to anyone - have a go - you might well be very surprised at the results and I bet Mrs S would be delighted if you tried. Get an old piece of board or chipboard or something and have a go before you start on any furniture or anything else. That is how I started
Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:43 AM
Because it's been such a long time - hope you will bear with me of getting of photos on here - hopefully I won't have too much of a problem!
Would love to hear the thoughts/critique etc on here of anyone who has the time to comment.
Well, that was shortlived - unfortunately I cannot see how to attach some photos - therefore can you please assist me Deco/Neo?
Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:57 PM
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