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How To Break A Wall

PROBLEM: What to do with his odd wall in the entrance.

Begin...Saturday morning (12:00 pm, "artist hours")
We started by applying clear vinyl tape in the area we were focusing on.

So we are going to make the existing wall
 look like it has been applied over an aged wall.

Now that the tape is in the area we need it.
With a grease pencil Tim draws the broken wall pattern.

After drawing we used a razor knife to cut the break-away

   After it is cut, we peeled the excess tape off and the shape was there,
 and the existing wall we didn't want to paint was protected.

The shape of things to come.
We applied a multi- colored wash and distressed faux
with coordinating colors from the room.

Now Tim used and Airbrush to shade the broken wall...
the tape is still in place to protect the existing wall
 ( painting without a net...we didn't have any touch up paint)

After airbrushing the shadows, we added highlights with a brush.

For an extra added Trompe L'Oeil effect,
I painted some Ivy draped over some of the broke pieces.

Finished by 5:30 pm

   Just a little something in the corner.

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