Know more about your paints - II
Here are some of the effects of the paints
that one can create apart from the flat surface , but one should be aware of
the effect , one desire to create.
COLORWASHING : Colorwashing is among the group of finishes that
have their beginings in fine are, they are often known as broken-color
technique. Specifically , it involves the application of thin washes of
glaze in which the brush marks are left apparent to give the finish texture
and depth. It provides an interesting alternative to flat color and can be
used to decorate period or modern , town or country interiors
SPONGING : Sponging is a modern broken-color techniques. Natural
sponge , moistened with water or soaked in glaze and used over the opaque
base coat to produce a softly mottled effecteither by removing or
adding color. Usage of sea sponge create more interesting textures that
normal household sponge.
STIPLING : Traditionally stippling entails the reworking of newly
applied paint to create a finely textured , matt finish. A well prepared
surface is essential and a steady hand. An elegant effect which adds subtle
ageing to a room , it looks good on wood panelling , furniture and frames.
DRY BRUSHING : In this technique , the brush is kept relatively dry
as glaze is applied lightly over a base coat to create a cloudy effect. It
can be subtle if applied in soft tones with soft strokes or bold if you use
hard bristed brushes and strong colors. An easy way to give texture to
modern interiors , it is also used to create an aged finish for period
settings. It is ideal for highlighting architectural mouldings and because
it is extremely resilient , for furniture.
MEDITERRANEAN LOOK : The word mediterranean gives us a impact of
wonderful chalky colors of sunbaked , painted house. It gives a very country
look kind of the atmosphere. Random brushing and hard rubbing create the
characteristic roughness and depth of tone. It can be used on a variety of
surface but is natural suited to uneven plaster and textured surfaces.
TEXTURING : There are many different ways to texture paints. The
obvious advantage of texturing is that it is a wonderful disguise for
imperfect wall. But it can bring character to any surface , or a tough
finish to a garden room or exterior wall.
WOOD FINISHES : Paint finishes on wood can be as authentic and
fantastic as you wish. Color is the determining factor but with todays
wide choice of colors , the scope for experiment is enormous. Paint effects
can also age new wood quickly. This is a important period
setting , where new wood is often ill at ease. Stairs , handrails , floors
and frames can also be aged to add a period feel to any home.
BORDERS : Borders are nowadays becoming very common and people are
having a keen interest in them. Painted borders are a neglected way of
bringing additional interest to wall surfaces. Borders painted by hand are
essentially individual .One can choose color and patterns one wants and can
make them as simple or as complex.