The manual production process of each Ornante product opens up wide perspectives for the use of material refinements, which affect the final impression associated with its reception.
he Ornante fresco has a number of properties that distinguish it from commonly available wall decoration products. Its basic attribute is the manual character of the production, only to order, which allows it to match the expectations and needs of the client. Out of a wide range of manually created plaster textures that can be made, six have been selected to best reflect the structure of the wall. Fino plaster textures represent the fine-grained texture of the plaster. Grano plaster textures are characterized by a coarse-grained texture of plaster. Below is a detailed presentation of individual plaster textures available for selection when ordering the Ornante frescoes.
The fine-grained proposal is associated with the Italian sky, assuming that it is a clear and cloudless sky. Fino Cielo is one of the most smooth and versatile plaster textures available. This is the most universal and proven variant in the case of the choice of motifs characterized by a strong expression power. For this type of strong, detailed, color oriented images, this plaster texture will be a subtle background and will not dominate the design, which is intended to be the leitmotif.
The Fino Arcus plaster texture, according to the hint in its name, is based on overlapping multiple arcs, although arranged at a higher frequency than on the texture of Grano Parabol. This proposal, despite its fine-grained character, is quite vivid and expressive. Certainly, customers who look for decorative solutions will like it. Due to the high dynamics of the plaster texture described, architects cooperating with Ornante recommend it to the expressive motifs of classical painting, because it perfectly emphasizes tonal transitions, brush strokes and the play of light and shadow.
Fine-grained linea is a texture, of which the greatest decoration is parallel horizontal lines, some fine, some slightly thicker. The whole gives the impression of a smooth space, on which a delicate and evenly horizontal accent is outlined. This plaster texture is very subdued, rather flat than three-dimensional. It will be a great background for images composed on the basis of horizontalism.
The coarse-grained plaster texture proposal gives the impression of an irregular semicircular waves which you can spot on a sandy beach. It is definitely more subdued and uneven than Fino's proposals. It is characterized by roughness and unevenness clearly visible under the fingers, which pass from larger to smaller lumps depending on the place of plaster fades. Recommended for images composed using wavy lines, patterns with gentle curves or parabolic shapes.
Very interesting coarse-grained texture reminiscent of sharp brush strokes. It is characterized by clearly visible, intersecting lines that give it a unique dynamic character. It is also significantly rougher, although less spatial than Grano Stormo. Recommended for images with high dynamics, with rather strong colors and with fewer details. According to our designers, it works perfectly with geometric patterns.
It is a coarse-grained texture that, depending on the size of the aggregate, gives the effect of smaller or larger lumps, slightly frayed on top. It is clearly rough, "fleshy", its inequalities are clearly perceptible under the fingers. Due to its spatiality and three-dimensional impression, it is recommended for subdued images or graphics that allow it to be better exposed.
Vivid refinement means placing more paint on the fresco, what makes colors much stronger and intense. Classical frescoes were characterized by delicate, often light and not very intense colors, that's why our standard products reflect just such color saturation. However, if a given picture or graphic looks better in an intense "vivid" color setting - the best solution will be to choose the vivid variant. Multiple layers of paint will allow you to extract every single colored tone from the selected image, and the whole will give a definite and distinct effect. Refining vivid is particularly recommended for modern designs, e.g. geometric or repetitive.
The Antique refining option is designed to capture the impression of a real Renaissance fresco. It comes down to an additional fresco production stage, the result of which is the aging of the fresco plaster and image. Gently wiping the top layer of the material will be more visible on coarse-grained textures, and more subtle on fine grains. This type of treatment will work perfectly in case of selection of classical painting works in stylish interiors.
Intermediate decorative varnish is a kind of decorative coating that is applied to a mural in order to enrich its colors and give it a definite final effect. Ornante products can be enriched with varnishes such as silver (Frost), gold (Dor), copper (Cuprum) and pearl (Perola).
This type of decorative coating is possible to use in the form of a background for the right image before applying paints with a graphic motif or as a final varnish - after applying the paint (Perola). The choice of individual options depends on the willingness to achieve a certain degree of varnish saturation. In the intermediate version, it is more subdued and the colors of the image appear in the foreground, and in the final version the colors are largely dominated by the metallic effect of silver, gold, copper or penetration of the pearl. In the case of the need to obtain a softer impression, eg only a delicate glow of a given varnish, it is possible to gradate its saturation. There are available light variants (about 45-65% saturation) and heavy (about 75-100% saturation). It should be taken into account that the percentage proportions indicated above, due to the manual nature of production, are only indicative.
Frost is a silver decorative coating applied to a fresco in the form of an intermediate or final varnish. A cool silver glow in the light variant or on the contrary an intense attractive silver glow in the heavy variant will perfectly match images or graphics in warm colors - for example in the company of colors such as coral, lemon, ocher, maroon, milk chocolate, beige or "warm" gray. An excellent solution will also be a combination of silver with pistachio or bottled green, violet, turquoise or graphite.
Dor is a gold decorative coating characterized by a metallic effect. It can be used in the form of a primer and final layer, so as a background for the colors of the selected image or as the effect of dominant metallic gold. Available variants of varnish saturation (light and heavy) allow to obtain on the fresco a delicate golden glow or noble, strongly decorative - intensely gold material. It will blend perfectly with colors and materials close to nature, so beige, brown or cream. Gold in the main role is perfectly suited complemented by contrasting colors such as grenades or blacks.
Cuprum is the refinement of the mural giving it a characteristic copper finish. Saturation variations (light and heavy) will allow you to achieve a final effect depending on the vision - only reddish gold reflections enriching the colors of the fresco or copper total look. Copper, a warm and shimmering metal, gives the interior a unique character. It works perfectly in the vicinity of wood in combination with white or black (not simultaneously). Copper is also suitable as a companion of pastel colors. Copper total look in a bold version will be complemented with the help of colors falling into black - chocolate, dark emerald, dark purple or navy blue.
Perola is one of the most delicate varnishes, because of its semi-transparent consistency, it gives a very subtle effect every time. This solution is for all those who like subdued colors and a slightly "powdered" finish with the characteristic glow of a pearl. Perola decorative varnish makes a completely different impression depending on the choice of its application layer. As a base layer it is basically a background with a delicate pearl glow, as the final layer permeates the original colors of the fresco and gives them a dark, slightly matt shade. According to our experts, it will perfectly work in women's interiors surrounded by pastel tones, as well as on the walls of children's rooms