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« on: December 09, 2004 07:45:59 PM »

I did this project awhile back, I don't even live in the same state as this apartment anymore! The apartment was kinda underground, when you looked out the front windows, you were looking at the grass outside. It felt like a dungeon. So I decided to paint it as such. There was a half wall-bump out thing going on that just begged to be stone. I painted the walls in the room a medium grey and dry-brushed a lighter grey over it. It looked great. Sorry the pics are so terrible but all I had at the time was a crappy webcam to take pics with.

detail of the faux stone effect
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004 03:43:37 PM »

Holy crap, awesome idea! I'm doing my dining room in an outdoor style (it's called "camper", it's been my brainchild for three years now, and I finally own a house to put it in! yay!) and I was wondering if you have any tips on how you painted it like that. I may fabricate some rocks out of foam and/or fiberglass, but faux painting will definitely work for now! Any painting tips? Tx.
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005 07:01:53 PM »

That is so amazingly realistic!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005 08:31:03 PM »

Holy crap, awesome idea! I'm doing my dining room in an outdoor style (it's called "camper", it's been my brainchild for three years now, and I finally own a house to put it in! yay!) and I was wondering if you have any tips on how you painted it like that. I may fabricate some rocks out of foam and/or fiberglass, but faux painting will definitely work for now! Any painting tips? Tx.

I'm not sure how I missed your reply to this, I'm so sorry for not getting back to you sooner! I think the key to painting a realistic rock is to use warm and cool colors in the rock. If you inspect real rock up close, you see both. I also paint "dirty", as in I don't rinse my sponges when moving from one color to the next. I only rinse them when the color is too mixed and you are getting "mud" so to speak. For this wall I used 5 colors, 3 cool greys (bluish) and 2 warm greys (brownish). Imagine your light source, lighter colors on top and the part that you want to appear like the stick out, darker on the bottom and parts you want to recede. After I was done painting the blocks and removed the tape, I dropped shadows under the blocks with a wash brush. The veins and some highlights were then put in with a script liner and watery light grey paint. Stand back often while working too. The overall effect gets lost up close so back up and check your work. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask me. Your "camper" idea sounds like fun.

That is so amazingly realistic! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005 08:43:59 PM »

wow, that's very realistic!   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005 08:28:40 AM »

That is a fantastic faux stone job.  Goes really well with the theme!  Great idea.

You should dress stage sets for a living - you're great at that kind of thing, obviously!

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2005 02:31:07 PM »

I LOVE IT!!! a totally unique decorating theme, esp for a bathroom, but it is totally awesome! i really like all of the accesories that you put in there too!! great job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005 05:15:41 PM »

That's freakin awesome....I love dungeon-y things.
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