Emily Smith specializes in faux painting, fine art, decorative finishing, trompe l'oeil and murals. She describes her faux painting techniques and decorative finishing techniques. She also displays her faux painting techniques and decorative finishing techniques through the examples below.
encaustic paint – a paint made from pigment mixed with melted bees wax and or resin, often applied to walls by means of a trowel in order to create a mottled or gradated effect of colors.
faux brick - a faux painting technique in which the illusion of brick is created with paint and glazes. Low adhesion tappe can be udsed to mask off the grout lines. Brick texture can be using joint compound. Let dry and remove tape. Apply your choice of paint and glazes for the bricks and grout lines.
faux granite - a faux painting technique in which the illusion of granite stone is created with paint and glazes. A gray colored glaze is applied to the surface, a mutton cloth is used to stipple and soften the brush marks. A lighter and darker tone of gray than the base coat is then sponged on one at a time, then spatter on the darker tone of gray over the entire surface with a fitch brush to complete the illusion of a textured stone.