September 12th, 2007

Florence Tile Floor

One of our decorating projects in Florence next month will be to do a large floor area (250 sq. ft) in Alison’s studio with an aged tile treatment that we will accomplish with SkimStone and Modellos. I had shared some of the tile treatments we did in a recent SkimStone class and these four samples build on that idea.

Modello tile samples for Florence art trip

With the exception of altering the blue color slightly these all use the same few colors, but they are layered a little differently. I am always amazed at how many different looks can be achieved with the same pattern, product and colors. The advantage of creating your own “tile” floor, of course, is that you can make it look any way you want. You can’t get that at Home Depot folks!

5 Responses to “Florence Tile Floor”

  1. Mélanie Says:

    Florence Floor ..Waouh !!!I love it

  2. Bonnie May Says:

    Bella! Exciting project for the painting tour. I look forward to helping, guess I might pack the knee pads! :) Bon

  3. Rhonda Canales Says:

    You guys are going to have a great time. I am so bummed I cannot not get away for that long in October. The work you are going to be doing and learning looks amazing.

  4. Melanie Says:

    Thanks all! Yes, Bonnie, knee pads are in your future.

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