Sgraffito tile using lime and natural pigments by Raquel
Sgraffito, where you cut
away layers of lime plaster, is the opposite of pargeting where you build them up ...
This is the beautiful sgraffito work of
Rodriguez Puebla. Raquel uses clay tiles as a base (below) to which
she adds lime putty mixed with sand to form a base coat which
dries for 5 days. Then mixing natural pigments again with lime
putty and sand she adds another layer which again must dry for
Further layers are added until finally she cuts
her design while the layers are still soft enough producing her
wonderful sgraffito design. Explore Raquel's facebook page for
sgraffito work. Follow the
buttons above the pictures to see Raquel's Facebook albums for
this work with her descriptions.