Monday, June 9, 2008

Communication is key

Here we go!  I'm beginning this blog in an attempt to communicate with previous and future customers about my business, faux finishing news, and new finishes I'm learning.  I plan to include ideas for custom finishes, tips for saving money, pictures and links, and anything I think will be of benefit to my readers.  
I'm excited to be attending the SALI convention again in July, taking classes in cabinet finishing (one of my favorite new things to do that saves thousands over buying new cabinets), unusual finishes using unusual mediums,  and finishes for countertops (cool!).  I can't wait to share what I learn with you!
Last month I learned how to use paint to apply layers of color with a trowel, creating an "old world" look with inexpensive materials.  The rough look is very attractive, and some blending of color naturally occurs.   This is a picture of my sample boards from class - my favorite is the blue and yellow one.  Notice that on the one to the left there are two effects, a striae on the left side of the board but not on the right.  I was experimenting!  :)  A colored wash looks awesome over either of these boards, also!
 I'll be back with more thoughts in the near future!  


morningDove said...

i think i agree - i love the blue one. very interesting and welcome to the world of blogging.

Christy said...

Glad to see you blogging. Love the effects you achieved with this technique. I can see this as a beautiful accent wall.