Ceiling Trend. Wednesday , March 07th , 2018 - 06:55:00 AM
Many artists like to paint on vintage ceiling tiles. One artist I am familiar with, looks for tins that are more than 100 years old, in good shape and require minimal prep work. The artist I am referring to generally passes up tiles that have holes or dents, preferring instead pieces with unusual designs or shapes which inspire her to use the background as part of her subject matter and design work.
Painting ceilings began ages ago and reached its height in the renaissance period. Murals which would tell entire stories were painted on ceilings of homes, chapels, cathedrals, and many other buildings. Some cultures still have painted ceilings and walls with their own artwork, so it is no surprise that the decorative style has come again. There are tricks to painting your ceiling especially if you have decided to change the color. One of the reasons white is used in a home more often is the space or feeling of space it can provide.
First, let us begin with a little background about tin ceiling tiles. Pressed or embossed tin ceilings were very popular during the Victorian Era as an affordable substitute for the plaster-designed ceilings found in wealthy European homes. Thin metal sheets of tin, copper or stainless steel were stamped with intricate patterns and often painted white to resemble the more expensively-produced, hand-carved or molded plaster ceilings. Companies in Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania mass produced thin metal plate during the late 1800s and created numerous patterns from which buyers could choose.
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