The term "glaze" means applying semi-transparent layers of color over a solid base coat color to achieve depth and movement. The glaze mixture is created by mixing paint with a glaze medium in a specific formula depending on the desired effect. The applications also varies by using different tools such as brushes, rollers, rags, cheesecloth, sponges, & feathers.
Specialized Paint Finishes
Speciality paint finishes include, faux marble and stone, wood graining, stenciling, patinas & gold leafing. Any surface can be transformed with multiple coats of paint and glazes manipulated in specific ways. All work is custom and sample boards are included.
Murals can be very subtle or dramatic depending on the design and color scheme. Custom designs are created according to the customer’s budget to deliver one-of-a-kind artwork on walls and ceilings to make any sort of statement.
Decorative plasters are a very popular, high end finish that is exquisit when applied. There are a variety of products, available to achieve different textures in infinite color choices. It’s a labor intensive process in which the pigment is mixed in the plaster and then several layers are applied with a hand trowel. Some finishes require extensive burnishing and sealers to achieve desired look. Plasters provide a wide array of looks, ranging from the adobe earth plaster to flashy metallics.
Fine Art Commissions
With a fine art painting background, Sarah Bianco works closely with customers to create custom artwork that can be done in a variety of styles, sizes, and mediums. Paintings on canvas or panel can be a good option instead of a mural for versatility. She has also developed a unique, signature style of portraiture, capturing figures in motion. Visit www.sarahbianco.com to see Sarah’s other fine art.
2017 official Santa Cruz Wharf to Wharf poster
Furniture & Cabinet Refinishing
Old furniture can have a new life with endless paint finish techniques and hand painted designs. A variety of styles such as, French country, shabby chic, distressed, to very sleek contemporary looks can be achieved with oil or water based paints, chalk paint, milk paint, glazes and waxes.
Wood Ceiling & Beam Refinishing
Exposed wooden ceilings and beams are a look that was very popular in 70ʹ′s home construction, however can look dated and discolored over the years. We have huge success in transforming them with paint finishes, achieving a multitude of looks including old world, farm house, white wash beach house, and more.
Signage & Lettering
Custom hand painted signs can be created by using a variety of methods to transfer specific fonts, logos and other imagery onto a wall or board.
"Jump In" Downtown Santa Cruz mural
Sarah Bianco was commissioned by the city of Santa Cruz to paint her first public mural in the fall of 2017. With the theme of Inclusivity, "Jump In" depicts portraits of local children joyfully suspended in mid air above a golden Santa Cruz coastline. Enlarged colorful honeycomb shaped molecule structures represent our innate interconnectivity. The mural hopes to evoke inspiration to bring our unique talents to the community, jump into what we love, & remember the joy that is possible when we come together and play. Mural is located in Scope Park, downtown Santa Cruz across the street from the clocktower.