Annie Sloan shares a wonderful technique that works to bring out the beautiful detail on gilded surfaces with pronounced carving such as mirrors and frames! Buy Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® from local stockist Brenda Brown @ Annex of paredown in Ann, Arbor
Spiral Pattern in Pine Cone Pine cones are a classic example of the logarithmic or equiangular spiral in nature. This is from a Short-leaf pine. These spirals form from processes where there is turning at a constant angle but accelerating growth.
I really think this is a very interesting texture, taken from a mushroom, which could provide inspiration for my own work, the pattern is delicate yet strong and could work well as a background or in a product.