I just finished a project for a client that wanted a timeless patina with french influences for a bedroom in her home. With touches of gilding, painted canvas and washes of color, the illusion began....
First, I painted panels for the head and footboard on canvas.
Then, the distressing began...washes of color and sanding aged the design giving the illusion of a rescued antique!
The canvas was beaten, crumpled, even abraded with a rasp to get the effect of wear over time.
Soft garlands and ribbon with a touch of lattice gave it a European feel.
A palette of french blue, cream and soft pinks with touches of gilding gave the soft look needed.
Small berries and olive leaves were used on the mirrors.....
With the flick of a brush and attention to detail, any era can be created in a home. There are many qualified artists just waiting to complete your dreams! The only thing limiting you is your imagination!