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Old 12-02-2001, 03:36 PM
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Here's what I'm working on now. It's a stairway being given a stone wall look. The golden looking thing is the hand rail. Everything else is painted on the wall.
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Old 12-02-2001, 03:37 PM
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Hi Ruth

those stones look great, very realistic, I like the lizard

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Wonderful, Ruth! The lizard is PERFECT for this!!!!

I have an upcoming job where the customer wants me to paint an adobe brick archway around a doorway. I've only painted regular brick so far, so I will post my work when I complete it. I will also be painting a lizard next to it.
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Love this, Ruth!! Sure looks real ... and that little lizard makes it even more so!! Love it. We've got stone down the one side of our hall and I love the effect of it ... not good though if you bump into it however! This is a safer way to go!!
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WOW some of that looks so real. Well done Ruth
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Wink Ruth

Yet again, you amaze me - this is just GREAT!!!!!

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Yet again, you amaze me - this is just GREAT!!!!!

Ditto! Incredible work Ruth!
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Excellent picture, good job
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Old 12-10-2001, 09:21 AM
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Wow,
Your stone wall looks terrific. I really love the little lizard. Here in Phoenix I did a show on T.V. for a stonewall segment. Got lots of responses. Did it a bit difference though. I first masked off the grout lines then applied Stonefx plaster then removed the grout tape 1/4 in. tape and they glazed with a 3 color glaze. I was able to shadow around the edges for depth then took an artist brush to highlight my light sources. Lots of work though. Again, yours looks wonderful. Yippy!
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Old 12-10-2001, 10:37 PM
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Fauxgoddess, can you post some pics of what you've just described? I have a 21 ft long wall in my house that i'm planning on doing something with. I have been studying Ruths pics here because the stone look is what i'm wanting to do. I was also considering brick. I'm trying to accumulate all of the ideas and info that i can. Time factors don't really matter, as it's something i plan on taking my time with and working on when i have spare time (yeah, right.. ) Although i'm really leaning towards something similar to what Ruth has produced here i like the idea of adding some texture! It's not a wall that one would likley bump into. I'd like more info on the plaster and the glazes. I've never used the glazing products but see them in Home Depot. Is this what i'd use? Can this method (plaster) be used over semi gloss interior latex paint or do i have to prep? Any advice from fauxgoddess, Ruth or anyone else would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-11-2001, 10:29 AM
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Hi there,
If you refer to my designer finishes one class you will see a sample of the faux block with plaster. If you want, you can also email me your mailing address and a pic is on my brochure. The stonefx by adicolor will stick to a semi not a problem. As for the glazes , yes you can use Home Depot for this treatment. However, personally I do not. Reason why, the glazes at Home Depot are not very translucent and you do not have the best open time. I do not want to sound like I am pushing product however, I tell my students if I liked Behr I would have it in the studio. I test products all the time for various manf. and I really love the glazing medium by Adicolor the best. It runs 34.95 a gal. Small price to pay for a terrific product. So, let me know if I can send you a brochure. I would be happy to.

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Old 12-12-2001, 02:13 AM
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Well thank you so much! Your truley are a goddess! I'll send my email address! Thanks again!
Cheryl

PS Ruth! Mind if i use your lizard idea? We get them crawling about the house from time to time and i'd love to see how long it takes Phil to realize that he's painted on! lol!
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Thank you for posting these, Ruth.

Your work IS amazing, just wonderful!

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