Today I was able to finish the tree and the miscellaneous leaves that are in this Women’s Retreat Room. It’s a long, narrow room, so I was not able to photograph it in it’s entirety in one shot.
The concept here is very abstract. The tree trunk and branches have been painted with a metallic silver paint, but the leaves are done with a silver foil.
Here is what the foil application looks like in progress. First the "leaves" are painted with a silver metallic paint because the transfer process is not a 100% coverage. Next, the leaves get a coat of sizing. The foil is then placed, shiny side up, on top of the sized leaf and burnished.
Oh, btw, this toilet belongs in another bathroom on a different floor. It’s just living here for the moment. I may add a strand of pearls above the toilet tank now, but I am going to hold on that, because I’m not sure that is the answer for that space. I hope to bring Marc in on this job, as I feel some direction and creative input is needed. Stay tuned.