Crackled Faux Finishes
Urban Revivals will work with you to determine how large or small you want the crackeling, and whether or not you want to emphasize the cracks with additional wipes of colored oil glaze. Pricing for glazed finishes are roughly based on surface area and number of layers and the speed of the technique.
Crackled finishes do not always need to be accomplished via glazes. You can use gold leaf (or the far cheaper composite leaf as shown here!) to create your finish dating from Byzantine times - gold leaf over red bole. For more on gilding and iconography, visit the Besty Porter website. This same finish has been applied to an Armstrong ceiling tile, and it can look fabulous when installed.
More on Gilding
This newsletter focuses on new videos, new faux finishes, and free step-by-step procedures for how to create them. We'll also feature links to other artisans, new product releases, and links to e-books intended for do-it-yourselfers.
Gold leaf over bole (in any color of your choosing, but red and green are traditional) look fabulous for furniture ornament such as this keystone, reused from a door within a rebuilt floor-to-ceiling fireplace mantel.