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Old 05-09-2016, 09:19 PM   #1
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So,I started this in another thread, asking about the primer.^^^^^^^^^^^^

Since then, it's been primed, gouges filled with FPOE Swedish Putty, three coats of BM Aura applied in Super White.
Next, I used Faux Effects Gold Label faux creme with tints,lamp black, white, thalo blue and maybe some raw umber. Got my badger brush, rags, water, no squeegees,though.


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First I applied a very thin layer of glaze with white,black and the tiniest bit of thalo blue. I left some parts unglazed.

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After that dried I went back in with a bit more color laying in some direction with these drifts. In researching this style of surround, it would have been carved from one piece, except for the mantle, so the drifts need to make sense.

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This is where I left off today. Tomorrow I will be laying in some sharp veining......yeah and I had to add some putty to some of those gouges,willhave to catch up those areas.
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Thanks for posting this. As an old straight painter, I like seeing the steps you artists take.
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Lookn like an awesome start! Let us know how many hours your at when your done.
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i wanna paint like you when i grow up... my stuff is BORING!
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Hmmm,this is day four.Twelve hours so far. Off to a good start today,using tube acrylics,tiny amount if faux creme and lots of water. I need things to dry super fast today.Carrara Marble Fireplace Surround-img_20160510_095752356.jpg
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Hmmm,this is day four.Twelve hours so far. Off to a good start today,using tube acrylics,tiny amount if faux creme and lots of water. I need things to dry super fast today.Attachment 76538
What do you prefer for your tube acrylics? Windsor newton?
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Amazing work! that really does look like carved marble. And it's ten thousand times better looking than before!
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Amazing work as usual!


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When it comes to skills, there is nothing faux about you Lynn. Beautiful work, as usual!
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What do you prefer for your tube acrylics? Windsor newton?
I use Golden tube acrylics. It's just what I was taught with, so why not? They're technical department is outstanding, you can ask them anything. For oils I use Winsor & Newton.

End of day four, up to 18.5 hours. I'll probably mess with this a little bit more before I clear coat it....have to make sure there aren't any unintentional mickey mouse ears, penises, birds,etc...

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Hmmm,this is day four.Twelve hours so far. Off to a good start today,using tube acrylics,tiny amount if faux creme and lots of water. I need things to dry super fast today.
I use Goldens Matt Medium if I want it to dry fast.... And a hair dryer...
You should give Breakthrough a Try for your Basecoats....

(Is that my tape there on the wall Lynn ?)



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So, do you leave intended penises for customers who are deserving of such artistry some times? LOLOLOL I'll prolly get modded, but eh--to funny not to try.lololol

I can just see it now, ya get a real jerk customer and finally get out and paid, and about a week later as they're entertaining their mom or (add important business guest here) they realize a giant uh------anomaly-- in the artwork. ROFLOLOLOL
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You truly do very nice work lynn...I gotta say, all joking aside, you're quite talented!
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