Decorative Techniques: step-by-step


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Keep that sponge texture:
When sponging a surface, the spottiness created by the sponge is desirable. Keep a light touch during application.

Hand-painted Delft tiles

The loose un-even quality of this faux technique makes painted Delft tiles an ideal decorative effect for the beginner or inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.

Irregular lines and hand painted renderings add character and old world charm, easily achieved without any prior painting experience.

more decorative treatments

 

 
 

Sponge Techniques

Category: Decorative painting: Tools

Color washing and softening techniques are best performed with the proper preparation of the tools you work with. The rounded edges of your sponge allow for easier handling and smoother color transitions. Transforming an ordinary house hold sponge is quick and easy when following this simple procedure.

Moisten and hold sponge firmly.

Trim edges.

Continue on all sides.

Your sponge ready for use.

 

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