Tuesday, January 18, 2011

we have a sky.

i did the "sky" part of the mural yesterday...today, i will be adding the vines, birds, etc...

before:
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after only one coat of glaze:
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and, after several coats of glazing...
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i bumped up the contrast a lot so you can see...but it's pretty obviously "sky" in person!

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this is probably the most accurate to real life:
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stand by...i'll be posting the pics of the final product soon!

9 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see! What a beautiful bedroom to start out with though!

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  2. It looks lovely! You work so fast! I can't wait to see your results!

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  3. Oh wow! So cool. :) My friend has a recessed ceiling like that too and she loooves birds. Maybe I can convince her to get something like that done. But seriously, how are you not getting cricks in your neck and tired arms? Did you use a scaffold to lay on?

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  4. Really incredible. You are so talented. I always look forward to seeing your painting projects!

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  5. beautiful work, kdf! you are so inspiring! do you give any secrets away? i'm so curious how you did this... i would have thought just blue and white paint... but what's this glaze all about? is it a white glaze and you paint blue latex over it? or a blue glaze over it? sorry, i hope this isn't too annoying, but i would love to learn some tricks as i'm hoping to paint my kiddos room but don't know much about large scale murals... or maybe you have a book you recommend? okay, these questions are out of control! Sorry!
    Anyway, Great job and keep up the beautiful work!!

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  6. Can`t wait to see the whole ready room, but I Love your sky right now;)
    Lovely greetings...

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  7. jennifer lee - hmm, it's really hard to describe! glaze just sort of waters down paint, but it also makes it spreadable...that way, you get a more realistic cloud look, rather than just a cartoony feel. there may be youtube video tutorials!? good luck!

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  8. okay, so interesting! guess i'll just have to experiment! thanks so much for taking the time!

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  9. I have always wanted to do this in one of my babies rooms! Its part of my "dream nursery" plans :) I love your trim on your cathedral ceiling too! I have a cathedral in my room and its just painted the same color as my walls. Every night I stare at the poor boring ceiling that is just begging me for more creativity. Did you do the trim on it yourself? I would love to know more about it if you did :)

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