Gypsum and marble studio' works
Gypsum and marble studio' works
Over the centuries, improving, humanity invented various ways of decorating housing, one of which was plaster moldings and decorative marble.
Today, plaster molding is represented by a wide range of decor elements — stucco molds, columns, arches, rosettes, medallions, panels and many others. However, the variety of gypsum stucco does not end there, because, besides a lot of decor models, the Luxury Antonovich Design Studio makes various architectural forms and covers them at the client's request with the imitation of precious metals.
Gypsum stucco molding. Artificial marble.
Molded products from gypsum can be turned into marble, using a varnish, and special technique. To do this, the master first dries the stucco, and then several times impregnates it with linseed oil or a special solution that is applied with a brush. Then the product is dried again and as it dries up it looks like a magnificent old marble.
Gypsum marble stucco molding is used in the manufacture of cornices, brackets, fireplaces, columns. This is a very popular direction, allowing obtaining marble decor elements at lower costs (compared to stucco from natural stone). In addition, such processing of gypsum stucco provides it with water resistance and allows mounting in wet rooms.
Waxed plaster molding
Waxed stucco molding is also quite relevant today. As a rule, waxed moldings are not subjected to preliminary staining. The product is covered with a special solution containing gasoline/turpentine, wax and a small amount of yellow paint. After some time, the master brings the stucco to a shine, and the surface acquires a waxy gloss. Such gypsum stucco is used for vases, sculptures, pedestals, etc.
A very popular and attractive variety of gypsum stucco, giving the elements a luxurious appearance. Artificial ivory is made by treating the product with a soap-and-milk solution, drying and treating with nitro-lacquer with a slight addition of yellow paint. At the end of the process, to remove gloss, the surface of the stucco is wiped with talc. Gypsum artificial ivory looks great — this coating is often used for medallions, reliefs, brackets and so on.
Bronze plaster molding
To give a bronze shade to the gypsum molding (maybe dark, old, bright, antique bronze), the master treats the stucco with various paints and solutions. As a rule, the painting is applied in several stages and it takes quite a long time. However, it is worth it — the bronze stucco looks expensive, gives the room its refinement and grandeur. Especially beautiful look bronze sculptures artificially aged.
In addition to the above types of plaster coatings, the gilding of stucco, as well as painting in platinum color, popular in the modernist style, imitating cast-iron tint, lustering the stucco, and finally coloring in a variety of hues are so popular among the Luxury Antonovich Design Studio' customers.
The variety of plaster moldings, both the model range and the varieties of its design, today opens up huge design possibilities. However, intending to order such products and installation of gypsum stucco, it is important not to overdo it, otherwise, royal splendor risks turning into an exhibition of architectural products. It is better to turn to a professional design studio that will not only observe all the proportions but also place all the necessary decor accents.