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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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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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