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“Flaming” for Faux Marble

The faux marble technique in which you add transparent ‘flames’ or ‘fringes’  which run across main veins and breche (generally) is called flaming.  Pierre Finkelstein of Pierre Finkelstein Institute of Decorative Painting will show you how to create this technique.

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This technique is performed with a Chiqueteur, Single or Double Headed Brecher usually after a final overglaze and fragments have been applied. There are two ways of flaming as a method of adding depth and diffusing strong veins. 

TECHNIQUE #1: The first way is adding white flames over dark veins (still transparent, even though it’s white).  Here are 4 examples:

TECHNIQUE #2:  The second way of flaming is by adding a transparent dark color over a light veins.  Here are 3 examples:

Pierre Finkelstein at "work"

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