Palette Deco is a smoothly textured shiny material that is used to create a dimensional background for glazed or embedded techniques and as a foreground in contemporary metallic and pearlescent applications. It offers a soft shimmering and glitzy look, but only if used thinly and subtly. Multilayering renders amazing effects as does intermixing colors.
A textured layer of O'Villa provides the underlying definition for this finish. Over the textured veining network, the foreground tinted PlasterTex rests in the voids, filling and leveling off the surface enabling a richly complex effect. Somewhat of an informal look, this finish goes beautifully in many areas.
A textured layer of Lusterstone creates a chunky background used to support subsequent Lusterstone layers. The rustic effect is controlled by the choice of colors and degree of texture skimmed over the first layer, but do not covering up everything. An organic look is achieved by alternating thicker and thinner areas. Lusterstone's natural shimmer adds interest all over.
A textured layer of O'Villa provides the underlying definition for this finish. Over the textured veining network, tightly troweled multiple Lusterstone colors fill in the voids and level off the surface enabling a richly complex effect with reflective highlights and tonal variations. Various color combinations work nicely, however keeping the base texture somewhat dark is the most attractive.
Creating the effect and illusion of tiles in relief (raised) over faux grout is done using O'Villa finishing plaster. After establishing a suitable geometry, tinted O'Villa is applied with texture in order to enable lower layers to express through to the foreground. Finishing with a tight skim layer, wet sanding and wax, the effect is impressive. Works well on walls and backsplashes.
An alternative to skip troweling is the application of a texture underlayer which stands up to the scraping and burnishing of multiple color Lusterstone layers. Notice the occasional voids and accents in the Lusterstone due to the Sandstone.
A textured layer of O'Villa provides the underlying definition for this finish. Troweled Sandstone covers most but not all O'Villa, allowing O'Villa texture to express through. Taking advantage of underneath texture and pushing the Sandstone flat creates the look of an old, crusty garden wall. The amount surface texture can be varied.
A Sandstone underlayer nicely sets up texture among which the glassy Venetian Gem fills in. Repeated layers of complementary plaster colors organically arranged provide interest and dimension. The primary benefit of the texture underlayer is to provide peaks which force darkening of the Venetian Gem when burnished.
Intermixed and blended Lusterstone colors skip troweled over a light basecoat establish depth. More optical than physical, the light and dark effects play off Lusterstone's natural shimmer to create a unique and pleasant look.
Samples of Status Faux's Multilayer Designs.
Multilayer finishes combine various materials and techniques to create effects that are truly unique and inviting. Consider a multilayer finish to emulate a natural aged or Tuscan look. For those who desire a unique and beautiful effect, consider one of our many painted finishes combining not only color but texture and pattern.
Layered and skip troweled Lusterstone layers, with a dark base evoke cloudlike images with significant movement.
A very accurate and realistic brick wall. Tinted Sandstone is used for the grout layer. Multiple layers/colors of Quartzstone for the bricks. Untinted Sandstone for the peeling plaster on top
An old, weathered, peeling wall, patched over time is portrayed using tinted texture materials. Skip trowelling to permit underneath colors to be visible, the effect is unique. While many colors work nicely, finishing with a light finish coat gives a natural look.