Joy will undertake many different types of Paint Effects, such as:
|Rag Rolling - basically the 'rolling of a rag onto a surface'. A
background colour is applied, then scumble glaze is mixed with the top
colour. The rag is then rolled on the surface. The variations which can
be achieved depend on the colours you choose, the type of cloth or material
used, and the way you 'roll your rag'. A very versatile finish which
can be applied to many things ; walls, furniture, doors - almost anything!!|
|Sponging - is as it sounds - using a sponge, but not the one from your
bath!! You have to use a natural sponge (which has come from the sea).
As with rag rolling, the
base colour is applied, the top colour is mixed with scumble glaze and
'sponged' on. Again the variations, effects, and sponging mediums
are almost too numerous to mention!|
|Graining - to make something look like wood. The item may be made
of plastic or painted etc.. Graining is the application of scumble
glaze and pigment colours, then a graining tool is used to achieve the
Marbling - it helps if you think of fake 'faux' marble in two ways - the
first is to recreate, painstakingly, the effect of 'real' marble.
This is achieved
by long study and practice. My aim is to fool the eye into thinking of real
The second approach is to think of marbling as 'fantasy' - which
means you can basically make any sort of marble, no matter how abstract,
to fit in with any decor.
Faux marble is perhaps the most effective where real marble might have
been used, such as a table top or a fire place surround.
Alternatively you could transform a filing cabinet, an old piece of
furniture or kitchen cupboards into something quite spectacular!