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Scenic Art for the Theatre, 3rd Edition by Peter Beudert, Susan Crabtree

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CHAPTER 15

SURFACE TRANSFORMATION:FAUX FINISHES, AGING TECHNIQUES,AND SURFACE FINISHING

 

 

 

 

FAUX FINISH TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS

This chapter addresses techniques of scenic painting used to create specific and/or generally realistic appearances. Many of the techniques discussed here are multimedium, so called because of the use of combinations of transparent layers over opaque or changes in solvent bases to achieve specific effects. Though many of these techniques are centuries old, most are relatively new to scenic artistry because of the changes in scenic design aesthetics and audience expectations. Some of the techniques have only become available to the artist because of twentieth-century developments in paint media. Many of these ...

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