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Simulated Fresco Treatments

Create old world charm or contemporary sophistication with these easy to follow plaster effects and simulated Fresco techniques.

artSparx has created a 3 stage step-by-step tutorial series. Series 1 begins with basic plaster application, our 2nd series illustrates antique glazing and plaster distressing methods, culminating in the final fresco simulation series 3, hand-painted elements.

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Adam Style
Discover Adam Style now!

Taking inspiration from Roman art, Adam Style challenged the somewhat rigid pragmatism of the Georgian and neo-Palladian design. Where Georgian design was angular, even stolid, Adam style was graceful and curvilinear. Under Robert Adamís influence, oval shapes began to appear everywhere, from drawer pulls to entire oval rooms. Adam was eclectic in his influences, taking decorative elements from Byzantine, Italian Baroque, and Etruscan tradition.

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Complete Basic Gilding Kits



Includes all the tools and materials
to apply imitation gold leaf, aluminum or copper leaf. Set contains one 4 oz. bottle
of Gilding Size, natural hair brush, cotton and mixing sticks, wet/dry paper and
book of leaf. Water-based.
book contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is 5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.

Decorative Plaster Effects!

Antique Plaster Wall Effects

Contemporary treatments using plaster effects can add richness and texture to your rooms, while implying an impression of sophistication and elegance.

Simulated Fresco Treatments

Create rustic character or contemporary sophistication with these easy to follow plaster effects and simulated Fresco techniques.



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Silver leafing techniques

Gold leafing techniques



Silver Leafing

Silver leafing can add charm and personality to even the most ordinary objects.

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Gold Leafing

Gold Leafing might be just the right accent you're looking for! These straight forward step-by-step methods helps get the job done right.


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