I know you can't see it from this shot, but there are lots of "holidays"... spots where the paint didn't cover the white below. And I was using a roller to apply the paint. Where I was trying to get the paint into the crevices, I spread it thinner than other areas, so the whole wall looked very splotchy. Last night, I started thinking about maybe trying some "Faux Finish" techniques, and decided I would look at the store today to see what they had:
Now, I had pretty much already decided that I would apply a second coat to the wall before deciding if I wanted to go to all the effort of using faux finish, and I have completed the second coat and am pleased with how it looks now. But I absoloutely had to have this kit! It's a Martha Stewart product, but I don't really car who made it... what I'm excited about is what I can do with these to create Complex Cloth! Woo-hoo!!! When I took Melly Testa's class in 2007, she suggested picking up faux finish tools for creating Complex cloth, but I never found any until today... I will definitely post pix when I have time to play with these! In the meantime, I may also use them somewhere in the house on wall decor, but I'm thinking the texturized walls might be a bit of a challenge! Anyone know how to remove the texture from walls? Just kidding!