Wednesday, June 27, 2012

PAINTING TECHNIQUES

Sponge for pouncing!!
This sponge can be used over and over and over...
First the wall is painted white and dried completely. Then I put equal parts of yellow paint and glaze. About 1 cup of each, in a bucket and mix well. Depending on large your wall is. It goes a long way! Then you dip your sponge in the paint and pounce it on the wall. Again, if you want a lot of coverage pounce hard and close. A gentler look pounce softer.

note: You purchase the glaze and sponge in the painting supplies at any good hardware store.






This is a ceiling in a child's room. It's painted blue and pounced white with a sponge. It is supposed to replicate the sky. You could also place neon stars that glow in the dark. You can make constellations or just beautiful stars!
An example of Rag Rolling.
Instructions are below.


This technique is called 'Rag Rolling'.

This wall was first given two coats of beige paint. Just make sure your wall is covered well. It may only need one coat. Let paint dry completely.

Then pour some white paint in a small bucket. You will only need a couple of cups of paint in the bucket. Then you put an old wash cloth in the paint and wring it out. Then you roll it on the wall either as delicately, or boldly as you like! This one is quite delicate and feather like. The brown one I am posting is bolder.
Happy painting!!









This technique is called 'Rag Rolling'.
This wall was first given two coats of dark brown paint. Just make sure your wall is covered well. It may only need one coat. Let paint dry completely.
Then pour some white paint in a small bucket. (Or whatever color you desire, have fun with it!) You will only need a couple of cups of paint in the bucket. Then you put an old wash cloth in the paint and wring it out. Then you roll it on the wall either as delicately, or boldly as you like! This wall is quite bold.
Happy painting!!



An example of the plaster and paint.
Instructions below.
This is my ALL TIME FAVORITE WALL!!!

I don't think I will ever change it. And I love to paint!!!

First you get a trowel and some plaster. (Like for sheet rocking.) You put it on your wall as rough or as smooth as you desire. Mine is kind of in between rough and smooth. Let this dry completely.

Second I painted the entire wall with grey paint....Yes, grey paint. Let it dry completely.

Now get ready for a real work out. I dipped my old wash cloth into the medium brown paint and scrubbed the wall with it. You have to get the brown down in the little holes and grooves you made with the mud. Let it dry completely.

Next get another old wash cloth and dip it in a cream color and scrub your little heart out. But don't use so much paint that you cover all your work. You want the different colors to show through.

I did this in my boy's room and we all love it!! I did it in pink and purple in my daughters room and it has since been repainted. But your imagination is the limit.

Enjoy!!!


This wall is painted a 'Hunter Green' It has two coats for complete coverage. After it is completely dry I used a sponge roller and sponge rolled white on the top of the green. The sponge roller is sold in any good hardware store with all the paint supplies. It fits on your roller just like a regular paint roller.
It's so fun to paint in color!!

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