Create decorative effects in painting

Create decorative effects in painting

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Lacquers, glazes, aging paints, tadelakt offer us creative possibilities to do yourself. When creativity holds us, let room for imagination.

A palette of decorative effects

There was lime paint, for an old matt effect, sponge paint for a southern sunburn effect in the house, make way for paint with decorative effects. - The metallic effect reproduces metal with its subtle and precious reflections. It can be weathered, textured or even corroded. It is found in the form of gold leaf, at Libéron for example or in the form of a metal effect paint, as at Pébéo. The metal effect paint will restore style to a table, a stylish armchair or small decorative items. - The glaze effect lets you play on transparency effects. It can be used tone on tone, or on an old-fashioned painting to shade it up and create a very authentic effect. It is ideal for kitchen furniture, bathroom or children's room. - The limed effect gives objects the charm of the old. It is an ideal effect for the family house style. It is obtained by superimposing two paintings, in monochrome or in contrast of colors. The top paint is wiped with a natural sponge on the areas you want to highlight; it is the technique of painting called "wiping". Anti-stain protection can then be applied. At Pébéo, in particular, beautiful shades like figs are available in their Color to wipe range. - The crackle effect is a technique borrowed from traditional Asian decorations, ideal for restyling a small piece of furniture brought back from Asia. This effect has the effect of earthenware porcelain. It is obtained by superimposing a cracking paint and a cracking gel.

Essential tools and accessories

If you want to personalize your objects and give them their full effect: the paintbrush, the straightening brush, the decorative pencil, the sponge are some examples of practical tools. For more technique, the wax stick and the decorative pencil are used to decorate and emphasize a piece of furniture or an object. Finally the stencils, the imprints and the writing technique on the walls will delight little hands!