July 16th, 2008

Cool Canvases Series 2

OK, it’s time to introduce round 2 of the new canvases of finishes I created in the last couple of weeks for the SALI show. Barring any Fedex disasters, these will return to hang in the long corridor that separates the two sides of our building. I have always envisioned it as a “gallery” space, so am looking forward to that….

Modello Pattern Samples 2

I call this one “Rusted Renaissance”. I was trying NOT to do old world in favor of more contemporary looks, but I love this pattern and thought it would be good for something “simple”. Simple being relative.

Modello Pattern Samples 2

It IS pretty simple, really. Metallic foils with skip-troweled Ebony Lusterstone in the pattern and a couple of layers of stain on top after the Modello was removed.

Modello Pattern Samples 2

This one IS a bit more modern. I love the effect of putting pattern into shapes and REALLY like the way this turned out.

Modello Pattern Samples 2

It doesn’t photograph too well, due to the subtle color sheme, but it’s very pleasing in real life and I think the idea can translate to many other options.

Modello Pattern Samples 2

Aaah, finally! I have been planning to do a treatment like this in my home office for a LOOOONG time. I am actually writing this from the dining room as the home office has been dismantled for over a year now, just waiting…..

Modello Pattern Samples 2

Now that I know how easy this Kimono Collage look really is (once it’s all worked out on the computer) I think I might actually try to tackle this one here at home. Not that the dining room isn’t lovely…..More to come!

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4 Responses to “Cool Canvases Series 2”

  1. Lindy Says:

    Love love love the Rusted Renaissance!!!!! That would be so awesome on a ceiling in a small home library. Old World will no go “out” with me…. Such talent you have.

    Have a fabulous time in SC – wish I could be a penny in your pocket and tag along.

  2. Carol Says:

    Ooooh…all wonderful, Melanie! Thanks for this teaser! Can’t wait to see your booth this year at the Sali convention and to take your class! Now, take a little break and REST before Convention! You do sleep, right???? :-)

  3. Melanie Says:

    Your right! That WOULD be a fabulous ceiling treatment. Carol, the night after I shipped those canvases off I slept a good 10 hours. The following night, too!! I would LOVE to be one of those people who gets by on 4-6 hours but my body needs LOTS of sleep!

  4. Karen Jorgenson Says:

    I love this new version of the circles, way better than last years. I think it’s the color scheme. It’s also very sellable. So jealous I wasn’t there to witness the process.