Realism on the walls

When we thought of decorating a wall of any room in the house, we always thought the wallpaper as an alternative to classical painting, but now also begin to “become fashionable” the realistic murals . Murals completely occupying the wall of a room with a motive, quite realistic drawing or photograph, while sometimes it seems that you can put into it.

Although the reasons for this type of murals are as varied, it is clear that the most prominent are the reproductions of cities. Imagine having background London or Paris in your own living room. In these cases, sometimes can help to give a feeling of spaciousness to a room , for example, as there are murals that seem to continue to the bottom of the wall and that feeling is inevitable.
Centuries ago, artists were hired to paint the illusion sometimes chandeliers and elaborate domes on cathedral ceilings. This hyper-realistic painting technique known as trompe l’oeil, is often carried out to save money. Today, artists who specialize in trompe l’oeil faux painting can still be hired to paint the illusion of brick or stone in a plane otherwise empty wall.

Choose the colors of the stone. You need a base layer (this will also be the color of the grout), then two shades of darker paint for the glaze on the stone.

Paint the base coat on the walls and let it dry. Use a roller for large areas and a brush for corners.Cover the edges of the stone with masking tape. When the masking tape should be is where the grout will be in the finished wall.Dip the sponge in the darker colors of paint, apply the sponge to remove excess paint and paint the outer edges and the inner parts of the individual stones in the walls. This process is known as glazing. The sponge should start creating a shadow effect, creating the appearance of a rough texture on the stone.

Dip the sponge in the paint color that has not been used, remove the sponge to remove excess paint, then drop of paint on the stone areas left glazed .

Smudge and mix together fresh paint the stones with a cheese cloth, to decrease the contrast between the two colors and to soften the sponge painting effect.

Remove the painter’s tape on the walls.

Choose an imaginary light source – ideally, in the direction of a real window in the room – and imagine the light that reaches each stone you just paint in the room. An edge of the stone would be lighter and darker edge would. Paint Paint a strip light (possibly the base layer) in the edge of the stone closest to the imaginary light source, then painting a strip darker paint on the opposite edge of the stone to represent the shadow. This stone will give the three-dimensional appearance you need.