Step by Step Process of One of our most popular Faux Effects
"Can you tell where the Faux ends and the Real begins"
Begin...Saturday morning (12:00 pm, "artist hours")
We started by applying clear vinyl tape in the area we were focusing on.
This clear vinyl tape can be bought at most walk-in sign shops.
If they do not have it in stock they can order it for you.
All in all it is not that expensive and comes in quite handy.
So we are going to make the existing wall
look like it has been applied over an aged wall.
After drawing we used a razor knife to cut the break-away
After it is cut, we peeled the excess tape off and the shape is there,
and the existing wall we didn't want to paint was protected.
For an extra added Trompe L'Oeil effect,
I painted some Ivy draped over some of the broke pieces.
PROBLEM: What to do with his odd wall in the entrance.
Now that the tape is in the area we need it,
with a grease pencil Tim draws the broken wall pattern.
The shape of things to come.
We applied a multi- colored wash and distressed faux
with coordinating colors from the room.
Now Tim used and Airbrush to shade the broken wall...
the tape is still in place to protect the existing wall
(painting without a net...we didn't have any touch up paint)
After airbrushing the shadows, we added highlights with a brush.