Of all the techniques for creating special effects with paint, none is easier or yields more attractive results than sponge painting. This article will walk you through the basics of sponge painting and give you a head start on the hard part: choosing paint colors.
If you are new to decorative painting, sponging is a great place to start. Sponge on glaze or sponge off glaze to create the custom look perfect for you. To cover a larger area in less time while still delivering beautiful results use a sponge roller in place of the natural sea sponge.
Faux Painting 101: Tips, Tricks, and Inspiring Ideas for Faux Finishes
Faux Painting 101: Crumple a rag, then roll it into a worm-like shape. Roll it down the painted or glazed wall surface for a subtle faux effect. For more drama, try adding the paint or glaze onto the rag itself before rolling on the wall. (Note: In this photo, shale blue was rag-rolled on top of a Baltic green base, then antique glaze was sponge-rolled over both.)