Monday, October 26, 2009

book 2 environmental studies- the painted wall

This is an old house...1905. The structure is wonderful, solid fir. In this small upstairs bedroom the lathe and plaster walls are thick with decorating ideas manifest- layers of paint and paper. I began scraping it off then realized it was very stuck on. Rule of life #1 -work with what you have.
I applied a coat of high grade primer. a wash of turquoise and various green latexes. The final organic looking texture was acheived using sheets of plastic over the thickly applied sap green final coat.
The rose stencils, symbols of the House are used like the modern new fangled wall paper. It works with the spirit of the place.

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