I need to do a modern knock down texture on a ceiling that has a tiger striped effect..any ideas?
One of the ways you can do this is through the use of premixed all-purpose joint compound and avoid using light-weight compounds which only damage the texture. Use flat trowels or wide steel taping knives. Follow the step by step procedure for this on, http://www.familyhandyman.com/drywall/ceiling-texture/how-to-apply-knockdown-ceiling-texture/view-all.
paint it, do a area at time, while still wet take glitter white transulant, multicolor,silver, any color use a blow dryer and a like salt shaker and go to town.use a little or a lot.