Being a fairly new participant in the blogging community, I continue to find my niche. However, I do know that rather than using this forum as a tutorial on my techniques, I hope to present an overview of the creative process and what and whom inspires that process to continue.
That being said, our job as decorative painters, artists, surface designers, take on so many layers (literally) from start to finish that I thought it would be interesting to document a few of the steps that go into a job. Even within each step, it is hours of planning, mixing, organizing, ordering product, specifying base paint color, creating samples…the list goes on. And then there is the actual work onsite to get it to come all together. To get to the end you have to start from the beginning. So, here goes:
The beginnings of projects always start with an onsite visit, talking with the client, getting a sense, showing samples, taking photos. The creative juices start and off we go to the studio.
This large foyer already had a finish done by a previous artist on some of the walls which the client did not care for. The initial photos were with that finish.
A preliminary "sketch" from Photoshop
Color pallette , fabrics, trim
Sample from studio
Studio prep work, design, cutting out pattern
Staging set up and Sherwin Williams Silver Pearl Quartzstone Finish applied. My partner/contractor built the wood platform. Much better than that shaky metal scaffolding that the painters were using.
An unusual application of the design using custom cut masking vinyl with sprayed back adhesive
Lastly, silver leaf and patina stain applied to the custom molding and panels
A gift from the the client!
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Avery Masking Vinyl
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Silver Foil from RDS
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