Mola panel: How to design a complex geometric pattern


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Mola Panel: How to draw a complex geometric pattern

Step 1: First, you have to look carefully the mola panel and to identify the basic pattern. If necessary, try to copy many times the mola panel in a piece of paper, in order to identify the pattern. Almost in any complex geometric design, there is a smaller pattern which is copied, as it is and/or mirrored.


Faux finishes on the wall: Video tutorials


To create a faux finish on the wall you will need:

  • a water-based paint color  
  • A "faux" glaze

Both liquids are mixed together usually with a ratio: one part paint and four parts glaze. Some of the most popular techniques are:

Ragging on 

1. Paint the wall with a base coat color and let it dry. 

2. Take a rag (wet or dry) and dip it in the glaze. If the rag is wet then the result will be more blurred.

3. Start bolting the rag on the surface without scrubbing it or dragging it but rather rolling it onto the surface. 


How to paint stripes on your walls


stripes on the wall

Stripes on the walls can add elegance and a kind of liveliness to the room, they can also change its visual proportions; horizontal stripes make the room look larger, vertical ones make the room look taller.


How to decorate candles with paper napkins


hand decorated candles

This year personalize your candles in a quick and economic way with astonishing results!


Layered cushion using a method of cut-work


layered cushion

Create a layered cushion cover using a method of cut-work.


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