means fake, and a faux finish is a means of creating an effect with
Marbling is the first example. This
is easily done with a damp sponge and turkey feather. Use Black
Green paint first. With a wet sponge, two medium color greens can
be applied. When dry, the turkey feather can be used to create the
veins in the marble by dragging the lightest green through it. Any
color marble can be created with the same technique.
Sponging is a very simple faux finish.
Paint a plaque light yellow. With a sponge add ivory, light orange,
dark orange, rust and maroon.
Faux age can be added to a project easily
by antiquing and fly specking with Burnt Umber. Antiquing can be
brushed on and then lightly wiped. Fly specking is done with a fan
brush dipped in diluted Burnt Umber then tapped to leave spatters
over the design.
A linen texture look can be created
by making stripes with a “wisp” brush. It was loaded
with very thin paint, and then lightly dragged over the surface
to make stripes.
There are many, many kinds of faux finishes,
and as many tools to do the job. Experiment on your own to see what
kind of effects you can make to use as a background for a project
or to stand by itself on a table or wall.