Artists & Gilders Decorative Studio News

Volume 1, Issue 2 August 2002

Calendar of Events for September

All Classes are held at Artists & Gilders Decorative Studio

3459 Finland Road, Pennsburg PA 18073

We are about 45 mile west of Philadelphia.

Phone 215-679-4064

email rossfaux@erols.com

View class calender

 

Fresco textures and Aged Finishes

date: September 4-6, 2002

TIME 9:00 am to 4:30 PM

Cost: $750.00

Materials and Supplies Included

3 Day class designed for the professional and those wanting to know more about traditional and aged finishes.

 

Fresco Textures and Aged Finishes 3 days $750.00 class will develop traditional textures used in decorative painting and bona fide techniques and recipes of traditional materials. We will also cover modern materials used to achieve the look of traditional medium. We will make a couple different types of distemper in the class to use. We will cover aging techniques of finishes and the making of fresco look finishes.

Metallic Faux Techniques, Architectural Gilding and Chemical Patination

date: September 8-12, 2002

Time 9:00 am to 4:30 PM

This is for those professionals who want to take an intense 5 day program. This combination class can save you money.

Learn to lay Dutch metal, Copper, Silver and Gold leaf from the book on to sized sample boards. Plus cutting and tipping leaf on ornament and furniture. You will learn to use different methods of applying the most popular chemicals to create interesting patinas on Dutch metal, Copper, Silver leaf. You leave this course with a portfolio of gilded and toned molding samples, a complete portfolio of many different patina leaf samples and numerous metallic faux samples.

This is a very poplar course; metallic finishes are one of the hottest looks on the market!

Course is designed for beginning to advanced gilders who have little or no experience working with oil gilding. This combination class will take you above what you ever thought could be accomplished and will send you on your way to being one of the elite gilders in your area. This course is limited in size, paced to your skill level and very in depth. You are provided a Manual for this course, so you don't have to spend a lot of time taking notes.

 

Chemical Patination of Gilded Surfaces

date: September 10-11, 2002

2 Day class designed for the professional

Time 9:00 am to 4:30 PM

 

This is for those professionals who want to learn to chemical patination of different types of leaf, course covers Dutch metal, Copper, Silver.

 

Learn to lay leaf from the book on to sized sample boards. Plus you will learn to use different methods of applying the most used chemicals to create interesting patinas on the different leaf types. You leave this course with a complete portfolio of at least 12 different patina leaf samples.

Metal Leaf Chemical Patination is designed for beginning to advanced gilders who have little or no experience working with patinas. This class will take you above what you ever thought could be accomplished and will send you on your way to being one of the elite gilders in your area. This course is limited in size, paced to your skill level and very in depth. You are provided a Manual for this course, so you don't have to spend a lot of time taking notes.

 

Metallic Glazing Techniques

date: September 12, 2002

Time 9:00 am to 4:30 PM

Cost: $250

1 Day class focusing on the use of metallic glazing techniques for surfaces.

Decorative Painting Level 1 & 2

date: September 16-20, 2002

Time 9:00 am to 4:30 PM

Cost: $995.00
This class is designed for contractors or those who wish to start a faux finishing business that have very little or no experience in faux finishing. This class will touch on proper surface preparation from repairing surfaces, testing previously painted surfaces for latex paint or oil base paint, proper surface primer, and also what type of masking tape, paper and equipment that will be needed to prepare your surface for painting. These are the most important steps for any finish to be applied, from your normal painting, hanging wallpaper, or doing a faux finish.

The course includes a Manual of Finishes with step-by-step instructions for all the finishes we will cover. Plus several others you will be able to complete on your own with the instruction you will receive in this class. The manual includes formulas for the wood grains, marbles, special glazes and effects.

Day 1 includes broken color techniques also known as glazing

Day 2 & 3 marbling

Day 4 & 5 wood graining.

 

You can take any part of this class the cost.

1 day $250.00 for glazing techniques

2 days $495.00 for sections of wood graining or marbling.

 

In class we will experiment with traditional mediums, distempers, acrylics and oils. So you get a good overview of how the different mediums work. If you were not familiar with the different mediums it would be best to do the entire course first.

 

 

 

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New Products Ronan Paints

AQUA FAUX TROPICAL GLAZING LIQUID - (clear, water based)

Aqua Faux Tropical Glazing Liquid is a water based transparent color-blending agent and wiping glaze. It is designed to be mixed with Hills 888 Universal and oilier universal colorant systems, artist acrylic colors or high
quality latex house paint. It is used extensively by furniture refinishers, specialty painters and scenic artists to create a variety of decorative special effects i.e.. A faux paint finish on walls, furniture, art projects, textured
surfaces - virtually any type of interior surface. Used for aging, marbleizing, antiquing, wood graining, sponging, combing, marbling and rag rolling. Used to make stains or glazes for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic
effects, including but not limited to dirt, age, smoke damage and simulated marble and wood grain.
Lab Testing Results - the following arc results achieved in tlie T. J. Ronan Lab. The actual working time will
depend on temperature and humidity.

1. - With 8 oz. of Huls 888 colorant added @ 84 F. 7(1% relative humidity - sealed surface.
Working Time - 25 minutes.

2. - With 4 oz. of Huls 888 colorant added f(7).74 F. 55% - 60% relative humidity - sealed surface.

Working Time - 55 minutes
Recoat Time - Minimum 24 hours
.

Working time and Recoat Time will be longer under colder or more humid conditions and shorted under warmer
or less humid conditions. Coating can be removed with isopropyl alcohol up to 2 hours after application. Do not exceed 8 fl. oz. colorant per gallon. For additional protection top coat with Ronan Decorators Varnish (water based).