Looking for creative ideas . . .


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Old 04-24-12, 02:38 PM
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Lightbulb Looking for creative ideas . . .

I was a professional plasterer for 25 years. I've created and re-created hundreds of textures. I have a ceiling in the basement of my church, located in the baptismal room. The ceiling has a support beam down the center from the baptismal pool "front" to the "back" of the room (which I will ignore for now). Approximately 22'x29'W. All of it is essentially finished in drywall except for the finish coat, which I'm considering to be a texture. I figure on having scaffold so I'll be able to "sweep" the finish from one end to another. I'd like to come up with an original texure appropriate for this particular area. The main theme of the effect is either rays of light or ripples of water. The simplest idea I have is to place a nail in the corner and with a string and some kind of rod, cut arches in the freshly laid mud (J.C.). Another thought is to apply the mud useing a pool trowel, from the center out, to purposely create a ripple effect. I'd like to create "rays" coming from the center out, but I can't figure out how to converge them toward the center. I'll be practicing a few ideas on spare board and would appreciate any other thoughts or ideas. Thx
 
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I thought for a moment my language translator wasn't working since it seemed I was speaking a different language. Truly amuseing that there were 167 views but 0 replies (that says something). Thanks anyway but my 22yo neice gave me the answer last night on how to converge the "light Rays". Nevertheless we'll probably go with the ripple effect useing a pool trowel.
 
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If you can, take a picture. I would love to see the results!
 
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I'll certainly try . . . but it's been my experience that very few of the MANY pics I've taken over the years of textured finishes, don't give the effect justice. This may be particularly difficult since it's to be a light finish.
 
 

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