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Fearless Faux / Magic Murals

Hello everyone, Debra here again. Welcome back to my "Coloring Book"

Below are some images of a mural I did that incorporates both Mural and Faux finishes. As and artist I want to share techniques with you on a monthly basis, a different project each month starting with a simple one color faux technique and gradually moving towards more innovative and complicated treatments. I may post only pictures of each step and later go into videos ( I admit, I just don't like to be in front of a camera but, yes, I will overcome that fear as well down the road ). I will alternate each month between faux finishes and murals unless the mural is something that requires series of steps that need more detailed instruction. I may post weekly or even daily at that point so you can benefit from the process at a better pace.

Today I am just going to post a couple of examples of what to expect which illustrate many of the techniques used in one project.

I chose to show the before picture of this bedroom and then sketched in with charcoal the mural. Next step was adding a sepia wash for value and placement. Painted in the sky color added a basic faux finish background, embellished with a broken faux stone wall and finally completed the mural surrounded by a faux stone window. The reason I chose this project for this post is because it encompasses so many of the elements of both faux and murals and how it changed a plain wall into "magical" Tuscany view. Thank you for joining me on this creative journey and I hope you fill your "Coloring Book" with many magical projects.

Before - Blank wall
Day 1 of Tuscany Mural

Day 8- Tuscany mural

Completed mural 2 weeks- Tuscany mural


 August 2022 

Coming soon!

Shop Nutcracker Ornaments, Equestrian Product line, Floral Product line and various product lines with original artwork.

Artwork on City of Temecula Utility Boxes.



 METALLIC PLASTER by Modern Masters 


Metallic Plaster from Modern Masters was used to create this amazing finish in a circular stairwell.  It is a creamy consistancy that easily blends with tints to create shades and hues that meld into eachother for that one of a kind finish.



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