July 17th, 2008
Cool Canvases Series 3
Here is the last in the series of new panels I’ve been showing you in the two previous posts. This first one is my favorite of the bunch, I think. I don’t want to make the other patterns jealous, but I just am REALLY in love with this one.
It started with this inspiration-a tabletop photographed at ABC Carpet&Home in NYC, a veritable treasure trove of inspiring things to photograph (and maybe to even buy!)
I did an “embroidery” version of one of our new Architectural Panel patterns to get the look of the lines that seem to be carved into the surface (one of my new little tricks). I am going to add this finish to my Boho Modern Workshop and will be doing some new Modello Master Method instructions for many of these.
I can tell you that it is done with Fresco Paint from Safra. This is a paintable and trowelable product that doesn’t have any binders in it, allowing you to easy rub back through top layers to reveal other color layers below. Once it is sealed with wax or water-based varnish, though, it becomes totally durable. I think our Break Room kitchen cabinets are going to be getting treated to this!
This Fabric Damask pattern is blown way up. Each repeat is about 4′ high. I think everyone is loving the larger-scaled designs right now!
We used some new metallic plasters on the market and layered HiLite (interference) colors over it. Then, a good healthy layer of stain to patinate it. I’ll be sharing more of this later….
This one uses one of our new Silhouette patterns along with metallic foils, paints and embedded lace. I’ve never been brave enough to tackle an embedded lace treatment on a whole wall, but limiting it to a smaller design area makes it pretty darn easy.
I love the little birdhouse detail. Wouldn’t this be sweet in a nursery??
July 17th, 2008 at 9:08 am
I can’t believe you got all those boards done in such a short time! I couldn’t imagine the end result on some of them from their humble beginnings. They are beautiful! I would have had as much fun helping with those as I did at Disneyland. Outstanding job as usual. Have a nice time at convention.
July 17th, 2008 at 9:49 am
So you admit it, Vicki-you were doubting me, LOL. Thanks for your help! I couldn’t have done it without you and Kari.
July 27th, 2008 at 12:54 pm
These are so much more inspiring in person. They looked GREAT in your booth at IDAL in Charleston! It was good to see you again. ~gwen
July 30th, 2008 at 1:34 pm
Thanks Gwen, it was great to see you too. It was a really nice show and Charleston is someplace I would like to go back to. If I evern took a real vacation, that is!
August 9th, 2008 at 9:31 pm
I love the architectural panel board. Will this one be taught at your next BOHO Modern class?
August 11th, 2008 at 9:33 am
Why yes, my dear. It will be a perfect addition. I actually tried to get it ready for the first class, but ran out of time…..
August 20th, 2008 at 5:55 am
Wow. I am speechless, you have been doing so much since I last checked this sight. Where can I get the Fresco Paint? I would love to play with that within the Modello designs, it looks so chalky and beautiful in the picture. Thanks, Jennifer