Sky Ceiling Mural and Old World Plaster Finish in a Great Room
Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art
May 27, 2013 in Before & After
Sky Ceiling mural with ironwork, mosaics, and doves. The walls were done in an old world layered plaster finish. The artwork was completed in a 24,000 square foot home in Leesburg, Virginia by Tom Taylor of Wow Effects.
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Brenda
what a huge undertaking.
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 28, 2013 at 1:44AM
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Diann
its fabulous
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 28, 2013 at 1:46AM
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I had eight projects throughout the home and it took me approx. seven months to complete.
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Thank you for the nice compliment Diann. :)
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Art by Veni
I am inspired....
0 Likes   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 28, 2013 at 4:08PM
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Thanks Veni, likewise, I'm a big fan of your work.
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Eagledzines
It's breathtaking.
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 28, 2013 at 5:31PM
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Thank you eagledzines, I appreciate the compliment very much.
We had an earthquake in Virginia while I was completing the ceiling. It's about 30 feet to the top so it was a little scary. :)
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aimran
gorgeous
0 Likes   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 29, 2013 at 4:04AM
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Reico Kitchen & Bath
Beautiful!
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Thank you to everyone for the nice compliments, this was one of my favorite projects.
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domaria
Gorgeous- absolutely incredible and awe inspiring
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 29, 2013 at 11:27AM
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Hi Jameite, nice job on the hand painted canvas. We don't call it wallpaper over here. Muralists and faux finishers cringe at the very sound of it. Wallpaper=NO Canvas=YES. :)
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Hi domaria, thanks so much. :)
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L Star Murals
What a great idea and stunning execution!!
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    May 30, 2013 at 6:25PM
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Hi Lauren, thank you for compliment. I love your drive-in theater mural, I've wanted someone to ask for something like that for the longest time. Maybe some day soon. :)
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aimran
how was teh ironwork made to 'set' so well? there is no shadow..
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Hi aimran, I'm not sure I understand your question, but the all of the ironwork and everything else on this ceiling was painted by hand. It's just an illusion or Trompe L'Oeil. www.TrompeLoeil.com
1 Like   May 31, 2013 at 6:46PM
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aimran
LOL! Well, i fell for it! Haha i thought the mosaic & ironwork was real at least! :p and was wondering how can anyone achieve those whorls in iron that too on an arched ceiling :p what with 3d printing becoming real and stuff.. You guys are surprising us everywhere. ;)
Reeeally love your work here. Truly amazing!
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Thanks aimran, I really appreciate the kind words. Funny thing is even my own brother didn't know that I did the wrought iron detailing and mosaics and he knows what I do for a living. :)
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aimran
lol!! welcome! :)
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Thanks guys! Here's a few more
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LM Designers
Absolutely beautiful! Your work is amazing.
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aimran
Btw how does this work affect your neck?
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@ LM Designers, thank you so much :)
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aimran
i think i should be more clear in my query, i mean would you not have to crane your neck alot to carry out this type of ceiling work? and therefore tire your neck muscles out?
i, as a kid, have dreamt of the night sky being painted on my bedroom ceiling...
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HI aimran.....Yes, the first couple of weeks it's very hard on the neck and back. You start to get used to the pain by week three. The good thing is that I do about 4-5 ceilings a year so I have a break from that sort of pain. Well worth the effort though. When all is said and done, it's nice to create ceilings like this because you rarely see this type of work. Vegas is probably the last place I have seen something done like this to this degree. I wish I could bring potential clients in this home to show them what a difference it would make. It would be an easy sale :) I did a night sky for my daughter's bedroom. I used glow paint and it looks so real that you feel like you are laying in a field gazing up at the stars. Take care, Tom
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tauranga
Absolutely stunning:)
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@ tauranga......a huge thank you, I have been humbled by such positive feedback regarding my artwork :)
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aimran
Thank you for your reply, Tom! :)
lol lucky girl (your daughter), her very own night sky! :)
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Thank you :)
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
You've done it again! Amazing, simply, amazing! A true artist!
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    September 13, 2013 at 11:02AM
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Johanna Annable, Old World Fine Artist
Oh my gosh, stunning, beyond words!
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    September 13, 2013 at 11:08AM
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@Paradise, thanks for the compliments. You are artists as well, you create beautiful landscapes ;)
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@Johanna, compliments always mean so much more from a fellow artisan. Really love the Italian bathroom you painted :)
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mamadubbs
Gorgeous!!!
1 Like   Thanked by Wow Effects-Murals and Fine Art    September 19, 2013 at 11:26AM
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Thank you mamadubbs :)
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