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Poster: Keren  (see this users gallery)

Kerens Concrete Marble
· Date: Thu December 7, 2006 · Views: 8349 · Filesize: 80.4kb, 1410.0kb · Dimensions: 2048 x 1536 ·
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Thu December 7, 2006 11:47am Rating: 10.00 

Karen,

I rarely am amazed by a faux finish....this is one of those times, excellent work!
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Thu December 7, 2006 2:53pm

ME too! Looks like petrified wood
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Keren

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Thu December 7, 2006 6:30pm

Thank you-but-it's NOT faux finsh, it's concrete!
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Fri December 8, 2006 1:10am

I know it's concrete, but in my world there's murals......and faux.


You see, faux is a French work used to describe something made to resemble something else. The original French word means false, fake, imitation or artificial.
When manufacturing faux objects or materials, an attempt is usually made to create products which will resemble the imitated items as closely as possible. However, the reverse, i.e., intentionally making them look "faux", is also known, for instance with some faux furs, where it is anticipated that prospective buyers want their fur to be recognizable as faux fur, due to controversy over the use and manufacture of real animal furs.

Faux materials are produced in a variety of ways, for example faux marble (such as Terrazzo and Scagliola) is generally made with marble dust in a plaster binder, yielding a hard material that will take a polish. To imitate marbles, porphyry, and other stones, "faux finishes" are often painted using spatterdash, sponging, and feather-streaking techniques on gessoed and painted surfaces.





just kidding hehehe
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