Thursday, May 26, 2011
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Scroll Design on a Vaulted Ceiling
|I just finished this project, in which the client wanted me to create a scroll design on this vaulted entry ceiling. The ceiling is about 15' high, and measures about 15' diagonally from corner to corner.|
|The idea began with a pencil drawing for the client to approve.|
|The next step was a painted sample for the client's approval. We decided not to incorporate any metallics, but to accent the bronze tones with a faded blue reflected in her fabrics.|
Once the design and colors were approved, I made a full-scale image of the scrollwork that could be transferred to the ceiling. With a few quick measurements and chalklines, I was able to layout the design relatively quickly. The ceiling isn't exactly square, so I had to "pinch" and "stretch" the design here and there to fit symmetrically.
|Here's a shot of my work platform with the design halfway complete. My neck was angry with me for several days!|
|Up close. The design has varied light and dark areas to give it a worn feel. The blue accents bring in a touch of color. The thin outline helps to give it definition.|
|The completed painting...just need to install a matching fire sensor cover and hang the light fixture.|
Thursday, February 10, 2011
American Clay 100% Natural Earth Plaster:
"Quite Possibly the World's Most Beautiful Wall Finish"
|The understated beauty of American Clay's Natural Earth Plaster and their stunning line of earth-rich colors are the perfect backdrop for any room.|
What is the future for interior wall coverings? While the 80's and 90's "more is more" mentality witnessed the dominance of the faux finish, the 21st Century has taken a more minimalist approach.
Savvy homeowners want simplicity and comfort. They want innovative products that push the boundary between art and function. They want softness and texture, while using natural products that enhance their homes.
So, are homeowners limited to the choice between paint and wallpaper?
Though low odor, low-VOC paints have made significant advancements and wallpapers have made a dominating comeback, are there other options that allow them to bring texture, softness and color into the home without becoming "fussy?"
The answer is yes:
|The subtle texture of American Clay's Loma imparts a softness to the walls without being fussy.|
Here at HoldenArt Studio we offer a beautiful solution. American Clay's 100% Natural Earth Plaster, applied by our certified applicators, is an organic wall plaster made from natural clays and reclaimed natural aggregates such as sand, mica and seashell.
The organic clay plaster's natural matte finish is simple and beautiful, adaptable to most any design style. The plaster's luxurious texture is irresistible to touch. Because the organic clay "breathes," it improves the air quality of the home and resists dust and mold. Best of all, it is easy to clean and touch up. I believe that it is the most innovative wallcovering product on the market today.