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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Painting The Floor.


So far i have given the floor tile several coats of paint to try and build up the stone texture. Not totally happy with it yet and will try and bring it more to life later today.
I started off with a light grey using acrylic paint, then started building up darker shades of grey with raw umber (dark brown) and black mixed in. I kept adding a little bit of raw umber and black each time to take it a shade darker, and kept stippling with a medium to firm brush, and dabbing with baby wipes.
I started my light grey base off with white, buttermilk and black. I find adding buttermilk improves the colour and tones it down slightly, while also adding an aged look. Seems to warm the mix up a little too.
For the gaps i used the same mix but added a lot more brown and black. I just brushed it in and wiped of the the excess with baby wipes.
I have also done the same with the table and will post pictures tomorrow when complete.

23 comments:

  1. Nikki I think that you've done a lovely job on the floor. It looks great in this picture. xxx

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  2. I think like Debbie. It´s a wonderful floor.

    Everything what you take in your hands becomes greatly. You are a "Goldmarie" ...

    Lotti

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  3. it's great! really...I just can say WOW!
    ^_^

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  4. Your stone floor is looking great!! :o) How did you get the rough stong texture/look? I will be making my stairs in Hogwarts look like stone....I've already done a stone look before, but I'm interested in your technique.;o)
    Michelle xxx

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  5. The texture looks perfect that medium really worked well. Can see Michelle working wonders on her steps with that too! Think the colour looks great as it is, look forward to seeing the table top, would look smashing with wizard books, wands etc on top! Thanks for that link Nikki, love the Snow white things, Im going to add names to my twig beds somehow! Kate

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  6. I think it looks very stone-like, Nikki. Beautiful work!

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  7. is looking great! if you want the greytone light up more you can use some pale winterblue too, like I did to the base of beastly deer...

    love, Andrea

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  8. Great job on the floor, Nikki!

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  9. It's okay, I missed a post! Have now found out the medium used it‘s by DecoArt! I can't believe I've missed this on my trips to Hobby Craft! Seems like one of the best/easiest options that I have seen and I have lots of stone work to do too. :o))

    Michelle xxx

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  10. Hi Debbie. Not totally happy yet and will try adding blue as suggested by Andrea below.
    I used blue on the potting corner and it worked well, so perhaps that is whats missing.
    I see you give away is going well so far.
    Nikki xxx

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  11. Thank you Lotti. You're so sweet!

    Nikki xxx

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  12. Hi Eva. Lol, wish i was happy with the colour. Need to dab some more!

    Nikki xxx

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  13. Hi Michelle. I see you have gone back a few posts and found the medium. Have a look in the pro art section too and open all the tubs before deciding which you like best. I always do this much to hobbycrafts disgust, lol.

    Nikki xxx

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  14. Hi Kate and John. I thought you would like that link. You could make the name plates with tiny stamps or just score the letters into clay.
    Cant get the table right so wont post about it until im happy.

    Nikki xxx

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  15. Hi De. It looks like stone but still want it a little more realistic. It will eventually happen, lol.

    Nikki xxx

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  16. Hi Andrea. Thank you for reminding me about blue. I used blue for some other stonework and it brought the stone to life. Will have a dab here and there later and see what happens.
    Thank you.
    Nikki xxx

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  17. Thank you Kat. Just a little more to do beofe its right.

    Nikki xxx

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  18. This is looking fabulous Nikki. Interested to see what the blue does. Jainx

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  19. Looks great Nikki. I use that medium a lot on my flowers to add depth and texture...I love it.

    I love paining stone effects...takes some time but the end result is well worth it.

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  20. Its all looking great Nikki. I have just read back over all the posts and congrats once again on KDF. I havent had much access to the PC with Steve and the kids getting on it all the time so I have fell right behind with my blogging. I love all the ideas you have come up with and I am sure you will bdo very well at the show.

    Debie xxx

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  21. Hi Nikki, you have done a great job. The stone effect is coming out really realistic!
    Hugs,
    Karin

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