NEW Modello Marquetry Masking System
Modello Designs makes creating stained faux marquetry effects on wood, cork, and other stainable surfaces as easy a 1,2 3-and sometimes 4! Our patent pending Marquetry Masking System includes a growing series of patterns.
These patterns have been specially selected and designed to work with our simple process or sequentially removing different design elements and applying an overall layer of stain to the entire surface.
Our Marquetry patterns can be found in standard sizes in the Store at reduced pricing. For custom sizing project requirements you will also find our full range of allover patterns, tiles, borders and centers as well in the Design Library.
The Modello Marquetry Masking System is designed to be used with Stain and Seal, from Faux Effects, Intl. These water-based translucent gel stains allow you to layer the colors sequentially, building up depth and rich tones, while maintaining individual color separation for the design elements.
At our request, these stain colors are now available in smaller 16oz. jars and are offered as a complete set (most popular marquetry colors!) and individually.
We have developed a special Marquetry Sample Making Set (shown left) which will allow you to experiment with this easy but highly effective technique.
Each Marquetry pattern comes with basic instructions, but we highly recommend our new 12-page Marquetry Masking Manual. This educational tool guides you through the basic concepts, surface prep, step-by-step application, finishing, and offers a multitude of effective color combination "recipes".
Lastly, our Floor Focus class offers two days of hands on instruction and sample making here in our San Diego studio!