Thursday, December 9, 2010

Can I faux finish art deco furniture? Sure can!

Apprentice Scenes at The Santa Fe Opera, I can't remember right now what scene this was from, but it was set in the Art Deco Period. My friend Adam McCarthy designed the piece, and I faux painted the wood to look stained, and did those little vignette panels which were based off of these really sweet old Chinese ink landscape paintings. The panels were gold leafed onto Masonite, painted on with some layers of burnt umber glaze, and then covered with a couple layers of Amber Shellac to get a shiny beautiful surface. We lined the back of it with some light weight bleached muslin so it could be back lit.

Here's the finished product:

Left Panel Close Up:

Middle Panel Close Up:

Right Panel Close Up: