miscellaneous

Lime wash paint, in the drying process. Lime wash paint is a lime, color pigment and animal glue (usually cooked skin)mix, one of the oldest techniques and primitive paint that goes as far as egyptian times. It has an extremely flat look and depending on the way it is applied reveals physical and and colorful texture. It can be use inside or outside, the color will fade with time because of the lime and that is actually the charm of this painting technique. It is very earthy looking and eco friendly.

Sage colored lime wash paint

Lime wash paint used on a tapio walls and ceiling

Lime wash in white and ochre yellow

Faience tile project for a kitchen back splash, the tiles were made from scratch with the help of Irene de Watteville, an expert in portuguese tile work. Each tile were calculated to fit perfectly in the area designated.This photo is the block of earth before making the tile.

making the tile, before being fired

tile after being fired

applying the first coat of glaze

mixing colors, tile powders are ususally stone and metal powders

a fired tile with color swatches

matching a green that is the kitchen cabinet color

the back splash sketch in full size

Valentine Viannay painting the tiles

the back splash behind the stove, before being fired

completed stove backsplash

the back splash, before being fired

completed backsplash

close up on the right side of mural

faux fabric effect with stripes

Close up

Faux Canvas

Faux salmon color fabric

faux carpet effect on floor switch plates

faux carpet effect on floor switch plates

faux glass tile on switch plates

faux glass tile on switch plates

faux rice paper on switch plates

faux rice paper on switch plates