rm_silkditty 66F
12408 posts
5/1/2006 6:01 pm

I'm finishing a painting project on my walls that got started when My Big Sister visited.

I'm using a sponging technique that creates a sort of marbled effect, using three different shades of paint.

The Rolling Stones are singing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" to me as I dip one brush after another in the paint pots, slowly, so as not to drip too much, stroking short strokes onto the walls, lathering, slathering one color over the top of another, dipping, stroking, lathering, slathering.

I go up, down, up, down, up, down the stepstool, the muscles in my thighs flexing.

At the top of wall, where it meets the ceiling, I have to push the colors of paint into the crack with my finger, then lightly blend the colors, just so, with my finger, with short, little swirls.

Then I take my wet sponge and with light flicks, just so, I lightly feather the lathered, (sometimes dripping) colors on the wall together, a quick, light touch is all that is necessary, a whisper of the wetness of the soft sponge, a sensitive flick of the wrist, to shade the colors, melt them together, bring them together to create a new synergy of visual sensual delight, a bright burst of color, over my bare walls.

Oh, the wall that stretches before me is so long and bare! I work slowly, patiently, meticulously.

The experience is so different when it's shared.

The Rolling Stones sing "It's just a kiss away..."

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
5/1/2006 11:05 pm

Lordy girl! You make painting sound so sensual! lol....I know it's alot of work!

Passionata88 49F

5/2/2006 3:22 am

I know exactly what you are doing to that wall! I am sure it will look absolutely beautiful. I've always appreciated sponging, rag rolling and textured effects on the walls using paints to varying degrees. It's a very individual look and no two walls can look exactly the same. I love the texture and the depth that you can create with the layers of paint sponged on. I've tried something similar myself on furniture and cabinets and it did turn out beautiful. Do let me know how it turns out!

ilsuconu 56M

5/2/2006 6:23 am

What a truly marvelous tribute to the tender task necessary to make something beautiful out of nothing that was there before!

(And, I often don't always get what I want, but I've always gotten what I've needed... and most of the time, the task was really just a kiss away!)

wickedeasy 66F  
25338 posts
5/2/2006 1:59 pm

i loathe decorating but for some unknown reason after reading this blog i decided to go buy paint and sponges. grins

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Djeeper1987 47M

5/3/2006 6:11 am

Was this at your house or an apt? I have wanted to let go with painting some thing on my apt wall, yet now sure how the landlord would like that.

Carpe Diem

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