We still haven’t figured it out, but we’re getting closer. The client wants one wall finished – it’s a half wall, above the dining room.
We thought about crackling the whole wall, but I think it will leave the foyer feeling unbalanced . Another option was to softly glaze over the existing gold, and then pick a modello design to focus on – even doing the modello in some type of crackle finish. Worked up this glaze sample using a left over modello and realized if we went this direction the modello finish needed to be dark, with light cracks, not reverse like below-
Then I played around with a few more samples-
Knowing the client’s taste, I really liked this one –
Yes,the client liked the vertical looking one. Now we’re considering using a modello as a frame, and having this finish inside it….
Or, what about doing a two-part modello, where the base shape is finished with this vertical finish, then the pattern part would lay over that and we could do that in an old metal kind of finish….