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post #81 of 122
Oh wow~!! I am getting ready to plan and purchase supplies for the kids' walls. I actually asked about lazure long ago with little response, so finding this thread is very exciting and encouraging!
I am thinking of shades of green...
Wondering if anyone has considered a mural? We are thinking of perhaps a treehouse of some sort...
post #82 of 122

Lazure brush

I'm trying to find a cheap lazure wall brush. Does anyone have the website that I can order for cheap one? I have found several brushes, but they are expensive.
post #83 of 122
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Originally Posted by fmwamg View Post
I'm trying to find a cheap lazure wall brush. Does anyone have the website that I can order for cheap one? I have found several brushes, but they are expensive.
I used a tack brush, the kind you use to brush horses. It cost about $11, is made of horse hair, very soft.
post #84 of 122
Pardon the bump...

But i SO appreciate this thread. I've learned so much here, WAAAAAAYY more than what i gleaned from googling the technique. And it sounds far more simple.

I was going to mix the paints (store bought latex) with a glaze, but what it sounds like is it's not really necessary if you just water it down with plain water?

Do you apply the lighter colors first or the darker colors (if you're not doing a straition effect, but and all over watercolor effect)?

Thank you so much ladies, you have no idea how much of a Godsend this has been!
post #85 of 122
When I have done similar techniques with latex paint, I have just used water and a rag to wipe on the color and get the "watercolor" effect. I also use a spray bottle on the wet paint and the wipe it around with a rag.

And always work lighter to darker. You can always build up paint to make it darker, but it's harder to take it away.
post #86 of 122
Wow - perfect timing finding this thread! I'm moving into a new house (well, actually it's over 100 years old ) and I think this will be the perfect way to paint many of the rooms. I was also hoping for more of a water color effect with regular latex paint....thanks, CorbinsMama, for the advice - just what I needed to know.
post #87 of 122
I'd actually heard lighter to darker on this one... because the darker colors would cover up the lighter ones, you want the lightest layer on top so it shows more. Maybe within each individual color start light and build up till the shade is where you like it?
post #88 of 122
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I'd actually heard lighter to darker on this one... because the darker colors would cover up the lighter ones, you want the lightest layer on top so it shows more. Maybe within each individual color start light and build up till the shade is where you like it?
Maybe that's true in true Lazuring, I don't know. In my experience, a lighter paint color is not going to show up on top of a darker color, especially when it is watered down, as it will be somewhat translucent.
post #89 of 122
Chasmyn,

Would you say that the paints you bought were worth the money for the effect they gave? Do the colors look waxy and very well blended, better than you imagine they would if just using a different medium?

I am ready to paint my sons playroom, but I can't make up my mind what technique to use.

Also, where did you get the bruch you used?
TIA
post #90 of 122
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Originally Posted by elight23 View Post
Chasmyn,

Would you say that the paints you bought were worth the money for the effect they gave? Do the colors look waxy and very well blended, better than you imagine they would if just using a different medium?

I am ready to paint my sons playroom, but I can't make up my mind what technique to use.

Also, where did you get the bruch you used?
TIA
I found them to be worth the money, yes. The beeswax glaze combined with that we mixed the colours ourselves - gave us all the control.

I imagine better, yes. Not having used anything else, though, I cannot truly say

We used a tack brush, actually - like for brushing a horse? We bought the horse hair one - the softest they had. It was about $10.
post #91 of 122
The colors that you used to get your 'sunset' effect are just what I am looking to replicate. For that room did you use anything besides lemon yellow and ultrmarine red - and a combination of those two colors?

Can you please tell me where you found your brush?

Thanks for sharing your informtion!
post #92 of 122
Another lazure-painting want-to be. :
post #93 of 122
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Originally Posted by elight23 View Post
The colors that you used to get your 'sunset' effect are just what I am looking to replicate. For that room did you use anything besides lemon yellow and ultrmarine red - and a combination of those two colors?

Can you please tell me where you found your brush?

Thanks for sharing your informtion!
Do you mean in the upstairs? You must. No, I also used English Red at the bottom. I did a lot of mixing them, as well. Like the yellow...straight lemon yellow is practically neon, so I mixed it sometimes with ultramarine red, sometimes with english red to make it less so. And we did LOTS of layers, using just a touch more red each time as we went down the wall. HTH

The tack brush can be gotten at any tack store - there are a few in your area, just Google "tack store (your area)", you'll find one. I think there is one right near the Home Depot, in fact.
post #94 of 122
Did you find you paints in this area too? I have only been able to find them online from a place in Or. Shipping will be high because of the heavy weight.
post #95 of 122
Hi Chasmyn,
ohhh, sounds so lovely, and you must have just done this in your new co housing. thanks for the ideas! i'm going to get onto this after camping this week.
post #96 of 122
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Hi Chasmyn,
ohhh, sounds so lovely, and you must have just done this in your new co housing. thanks for the ideas! i'm going to get onto this after camping this week.
Yes! You're welcome to come and visit if you like
post #97 of 122
Did you use a figure 8 type patern to get the pigment on the walls? I read thats what some do. I guess it's probably trial and error. I bought my brush from the tack store - I hope it's the right one! - and my paints are in the mail.

I'll post a picture when I'm done!
post #98 of 122
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Did you use a figure 8 type patern to get the pigment on the walls?
Yes
post #99 of 122
Also, you want to make sure that there is as little liquid as possible on the brush, because the liquid will run. I found it useful to have a rag handy whenever we were painting to wipe away the drips. No matter how dry the brush is, it will still drip, so just make sure to go back over everything you paint to catch the drips/ This may well be the most important thing I can tell you - we have a lot of little areas where we didn't catch the drips and is sort of a pain to do it once it's dry. You CAN, though - just use a wet rag and rub GENTLY.
post #100 of 122
Thanks for that information. Here is a link to a picture of a brush that looks like the one I found for $11 at the tack store. Mine looks sort of like the brush on the left - with the blue bristles. It is a synthetic finish brush, but it is soft. It is not as soft as the goat hair face brushes, but i tried to find one from the store you told me about that was about $11.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

Is yours natural and super soft with short bristles or similar to the one I bought?

Thanks so much Chasmyn. My paints came in the mail today and I can't wait to get started!
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