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Chinoiserie Grapes on Champagne Metallic Faux traditional

Chinoiserie Grapes on Champagne Metallic Faux

Chinoiserie – style mural with monochromatic grape vines with gold leaf accents by Megan McKeithan with coordinating champagne faux finish created by Karen Lutz of Wall Expressions. The mural's grape vines were first painted in white then lined and shaded in monochromatic raw umber then accented with gold leaf and sealed. The design of the mural coordinates with the crystal and antique gold chandelier and provides a sophisticated backdrop for the dining space that reflects the changing out door light and glows beautifully in candle light and soft chandelier lighting.

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December 5, 2012
sunnycb02 wrote:
Love - How is the "champagne faux finish" achieved? Beautiful.
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Karen Lutz of Wall Expressions created the metallic faux finish with Modern Masters Metallic paint. She has developed a technique of rolling it on but pouncing it out to make it sheer. I think she did two or three coats, I cannot really describe it well because I have not seen her do it, only seen the beautiful results. I believe she actually calls it a metallic stain. As I am sure you know, getting metallic paint to be sheer without any movement is very difficult. I recently used Modern Masters on a door and we first primted the door with tinted primer to match the metallic then used soft china bristle brushes to scumble on many thin layers of paint, softening them with badger softener brushes and drying the layers with a hair dryer.
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