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Bronzed, fibrous ceiling rose

Discussion in 'Showcase - show us your work.' started by Aggie, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Aggie

    Aggie PPS Master Craftsman

    Gabe's post inspired my to post these pictures of 'Bronze' ceiling roses.

    These appear on another forum, but hey! it's good to share.
  2. RCP

    RCP PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    That looks great, what is the material and process for the "rose"?
  3. TooledUp

    TooledUp PPS Master Craftsman

    You should post up some more of those Aggie.  I like to see your work  :thumbsup:

    For those of you that don't know Aggie, he does some brilliant specialist effects stuff (faux to the foriegners  :lol:).  He also does signwriting too.

    Post up some signs Aggie whilst you're at it  :bubblegum:
  4. Timhag

    Timhag PPS Time Served

  5. TooledUp

    TooledUp PPS Master Craftsman

    Just fyi, and if you didn't know, you can click on the pics to enlarge them :smile:
  6. Aggie

    Aggie PPS Master Craftsman

    :blush: :blush:

    OK, It is in a small grade one listed gatehouse in Buckinghamshire, England, originally designed by the famous architect, Sir John Soane.
    I was tasked by the owner {also an architect} to create the decorative flavour of Soane. The ceiling is not original, as the building itself would not have had such an elaborate interior - being just a gate house. The main plasterwork was completed by specialist contractor, I installed all the ball beading, which are actually wooden balls threaded onto an 8mm dowel. I fixed them into the ceiling using wooden dowel also & then decorated it. The paint used was Dulux flat Matt emulsion in yellow & 'dirty white'. The bronzing on the rosettes was achieved by using Matt emulsion, {latex} two brown colours, two coats opaque dark & then one light brown colour wash over. The  highlights were done using Liberon gilt cream. {not sure if you have this in the states}The center of the main rosette was done in yellow flat Matt & then gold leaf on the 'buds' I did all the relief plasterwork first, completing all the gilding etc, & then cut in with the 'white' ceiling colour. It was much easier to do this way, as the 'leaves' are under cut quite a bit.
    The picture with blind arches, again, achieved by using pale cream emulsion & sponging on with natural sea sponge, a dark grey emulsion, followed by a mid brown colour & then washed over withe dark grey! The joints were all done by hand with the pale cream colour used in the beginning.

    OK TU, I'll stick the signs up as another topic
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  7. aaron61

    aaron61 PPS Time Served

    Dude that's not painting,you're an artist. What are you doing hangin out with us :notworthy: :notworthy:
  8. Workaholic

    Workaholic PPS Tradesman Bar Member

    Very nice Aggie.  :thumbup:
    You got the skills, i volunteer myself to be relocated and become an apprentice.
  9. n8r

    n8r PPS Master Craftsman

    yeah Agg that stuff is nuts man!  Great work man!  And yes, more pics man!
  10. Aggie

    Aggie PPS Master Craftsman

    Again, 'missing' pictures, now updated.

    Attached Files:

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  11. chris spence

    chris spence PPS Master Craftsman

    This is why i try so hard to do what i do in the hopes that one day before i pass i can acheive something as beautiful with my two hands and a brush, spectacular, just beautiful
  12. Welsh Decorator

    Welsh Decorator PPS Master Craftsman

    I now know why people don't get this work.

    AGG'S get's it ALL! :hysterical:

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