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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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The Decorative Services division of artchitecturalFX are provided by internationally acclaimed artists at Fiarde Architectural Design. Leaders on the international stage of interior commercial and residential art and design, Fiarde Architectural Design expertise ranges from plaster molding installation and finishing, Period and Historic home restoration, to fine art painting and reproductions; including portraiture, landscape painting or still-life, to interior design, fresco and mural painting, object and furniture design, and specialty gilding. Additional serves include color consultation and interior design services. Artists at Fiarde Architectural Design have conducted extensive research on art and design throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan, represents clients in Asia, Europe, and the US.

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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

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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