December 12th, 2006
New favorite thing!
At least until the next favorite thing comes along, which will probably be tomorrow. This is a tile design that we just did this past weekend in the 3-day SkimStone class. It was a great class with a diverse mix of people. In case you don’t know, SkimStone is an integrally colored concrete resurfacer (or a resurfacer for any other hard surface when you utilize their Bonding Primer).
This design, creatively named OrnTile 136 is one of our more recently released designs from Modello Designs and it seemed perfect for one of our class projects to cover a 4′ x 4′ square. At least 8 different people had their hands in completing this, but you wouldn’t know it!
This detail shows the texture that was achieved by using small Japan Scrapers to trowel on quick, random, successive layers of three colors that were then back-filled with a tight trowel of grey. I love the way it plays against the blue background. I would love to see this design/colorway done in a coffered ceiling between heavy distressed beams (possibly stenciled). Unfortunately coffered ceiling are in short supply in my world. Maybe someone out there??