Mediterranean Style

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Mediterranean Style

Post by prospero » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 4:24 pm

Just done this Greek touristy canvas and I thought it was ideal for a finish I have been itching to try.

It's a sort-of rough plastered wall effect.
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Came out better than I thought. :roll:
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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by poliopete » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 5:56 pm

Peter, it looks amazing :clap:

I have never seen the like and I would love it on my wall.

Has the customer seen it yet :?: and;

how did you achieve it please.

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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 8:19 pm

I've framed a very similar picture, if not the same. Mine was not a hand finished frame, but probably framed in something that I got in a bargain bundle. I like the palette knife paint effects on the outer moulding. I would say that it's just right for the subject!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Not only that, but I think that style of finish would be something worth having a sample of to show other customers. Is that done with Ripple coat?
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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by David » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 9:00 pm

Where's the like button?

Love the stacked frames especially the off white inner and finish on the outside balanced by the slightly darker more detailed middle frame. Very skillfully done.

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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by caro » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 9:33 pm

Lovely job, suits the painting perfectly.

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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by featurepiece » Tue 05 Dec, 2017 11:14 pm

Another classic :clap: :clap: :clap: :)

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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by prospero » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 2:24 am

:D The design it quite 'retro' - with a twist. Wide flat bit with a narrower raised inner. Very popular way back when.

The rough plastered effect is done with ripple paint, slightly bulked up with some yellow powder paint. Just spread it on with
a palette knife and let dry. I sanded of any uneven lumps and painted it with a buff colour acrylic. When that's dry a light wash'n'wipe
with raw umber brings out the texture slightly. The finished surface is waxed.
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Re: Mediterranean Style

Post by poliopete » Wed 06 Dec, 2017 4:04 pm

Thank you :D

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