Sacred Heart Church Beautification
Beautiful Hand Painted Decorative Finishes
As master painters, decorators and artisans trained by English and Scottish masters in the decorative arts, we lovingly hand painted beautiful decorative finishes in the Sacred Heart Church. Beautification of the Sacred Heart Church included broken colour effects, a hand painted dado, pin-striping, gilding (22 karat gold leaf), stencils, faux marbling, faux wood graining, scumbling, Venetian glaze and copper antiquing. Lancaster Painters Australia wish to acknowledge “The Master Painter”, without whom none of this would have been possible.
Lancaster Painters Australia hand painted a beautiful grape vine stencil above the gold pin-stripe of the dado on the walls. Gold stencils were applied to the timber of the front entrance organ loft ceiling along with gold pin-striping.
Marbling, Marbleising or Faux Marbling is used to make walls and furniture look like real marble. Lancaster Painters Australia applied a combination of paint techniques to the plaster pilasters of the Sacred Heart Church to give the appearance of real marble. Professional paint techniques included broken colour effects and scumbling. We added a touch of gold paint to the bottom of the pilasters, with gold and blue pin-stripes to top it off.
Lancaster Painters Australia applied a beautiful Venetian Glaze effect to the niches at the front of the Sacred Heart Church.
A Touch of Gold
We delicately added a “touch of gold” to decorative elements of the balusters of the spiral staircase, decorative features of the arches in the Sanctuary, the small gold crosses embedded in the timber of the loft, the mouth and upper lip of the heritage pipe organ, the frames of the “Stations of the Cross“, the newly marbleised pilasters, the timber of the front entrance organ loft ceiling, and the heritage pole with the original manufacturer’s emblem (featured left).
Broken Colour Effects
Lancaster Painters Australia applied a special Venetian glaze along with broken colour effects to the two niches at the front of the Church and the frames of the “Stations of the Cross“. We also applied broken colour effects to the metal posts that support the organ loft, which were used in the process of marbleising the pilasters.