Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Faux finishes week: Stone

If some of you are already starting on Christmas cards (yes, some have already started), Neil is thinking ahead for Halloween with is really cool stone technique. 
If you are not into Halloween project, I can really see this faux-stone technique used on a masculine card or on an altered box/ letter.

There is no special offer this week, but there will be a challenge on Sunday for you to try out all the faux-techniques.

I started by applying gesso to a tag using a sponge applicator. Using a dabbing motion gives a lovely rough stone texture. Scratch out the word while wet using the back of a brush and allow to dry.

When this is dry use the sponge to apply some green and blue paint.

Cover the tag with grey paint; add some lighter areas by adding some white to the mix and allow to dry.

Using a mix of black and a bit of white, drybrush to highlight the textures. Rub some black paint around the edges with your finger for stronger detail and use a fine brush to add some cracks. Result is one old headstone; perfect for Halloween!
Americana - Avocado, deep midnight blue, slate grey, snow white, black acrylic paint


  1. Very spooky! Like the scratching... great trick.

  2. Great effect...must try and remember it when the spooky season starts! LOL
    xoxo Sioux

  3. Like the effect the technique gives.

  4. Great work Neil!

  5. OMG this is fabulous faux stone, great for halloween, now I'm thinking of everything else I could use it for.....thanks for sharing


  6. A great technique Neil, looks very authentic! x Michelle


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