The Academy of Wall Artistry is a perfect name for Victoria Bingham’s prestigious award-winning school of decorative and portrait art for professional decorative artists. The quality of the instruction is the result of the highly skilled work of Victoria Bingham. As I am encouraging classically designed walls, where the walls are art, the beautiful finishes and techniques created by Victoria are exceptional and truly unique in the field.
Buon Fresco has taken the application of Venetian Plaster to a level that she alone can claim. Achieving shine, pattern, and colors that can only be acquired as the result of years of working with plaster. I have never seen such a beautiful application of venetian plaster.
It is her venetian plaster technique with a tinted waxed pattern that is on my dream board for my home. I was fortunate enough to have taken a workshop where Victoria demonstrated her gorgeous waxed venetian plaster using one of her custom designed stencils.
She created a special tool for her technique called The Mushroom. It is an extraordinary stenciling applicator designed to apply, finesse and burnish paint, plaster or wax medium through a stencil, all the while the tool is actually holding the edges of the stencil in place while you work!
The Blue Tool is her other innovation. It is designed for plastering columns, niches, groin vaults and other such curved surfaces with Venetian Plaster. Her signature technique for creating realistic marble with venetian plaster is gorgeous
I recently used The Blue Tool to marblelize an entire room which had gold ornament on pilasters which I had to avoid. Our video Negative Marblelizing Technique demonstrates the technique which we could only do with her Blue Tool.
Their work has been on the cover of Home and Design Magazine and has appeared in many publications, on TV and in the movies. They have received numerous awards for their venetian plaster work.
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