Shannon McGee began by using artist pigments and stains to decorate concrete floors and glazes and earth pigments on walls. Soon, customers were asking him to create the same finishes in their homes and businesses. Not content with the fake (faux) look of acrylic glazes and paints, he began using real Italian marble plasters to try to capture the true look of the castles and villas he had experienced in Europe. Soon, he developed a process that creates a finish that has layers of depth and age like real stone that cannot be duplicated by synthetic products.
Marble plasters date back to Roman times. It is a lime putty base to which finely ground limestone and marble dust are added. The material can be troweled in thin layers, translucent enough to show through. Unlike acrylic paste “Venetian plasters”, real Italian marble plasters can be colored with natural earth pigments and acid stains for an aged fossil stone or Tuscan look. They can also be integrally pigmented to match any color palette and honed with a diamond polisher or waxed for a modern look.
"Nebula" is created with heavily textured marble plaster on canvas, measuring 10" x 10" x 1.75". Hanging hardware attached, ready to hang.
This is the only piece I would be willing to ship. Ships double boxed, with tracking via FedEx for $18. Ships alone.
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