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Antique Plaster Effects

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. You can complete each tutorial as a finish and style in it's own right. Or, depending on your interests and style needs, combine the tutorials to achieve the hand-painted fresco appearance that will bring your environment to life.
 

Tuscan Style

Design Style Feature

Tuscan style evolved through layers of history, taking cues from the earliest Etruscan metal craft and pottery, and of course, from the sumptuous world of the Italian Renaissance. In Tuscany one finds frescoes, cracked and worn by time, still vibrant with original pigment, depicting ancient deities and the decadence of the late Roman empire.

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Venetian Plaster Kit

The Venetian Plaster Kit comes complete with everything you need to get started. It is a perfect way for you to get to know the Max Meyer Venetian Plaster system on a professional level. Why wait. Prepare yourself today for this booming new trend.

Venetian Plaster Kit
CODE: Kit 1000
$ 235.00

23kt Edible Gold
& Silver Leaf

Add to cakes, cookies, champagne and much more!

Because everyday is a celebration; birthdays, weddings, graduation or just a happy day, the GildedPlanet brings the art of gilding to all celebrations and festivities! Delivered in
a decorative gift box, each kit includes .35 grams of Edible Gold flakes or Edible Gold dust with "Romantic Recipes," a recipe card of cocktails and dessert ideas using Edible Gold leaf.

$ 39.99
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Gold Leafing might be just the right accent you're looking for!

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Stucco Rustico
Mineral Stucco
100's of Colors available

Ratings 2-3
moderate

Interior & Exterior Surfaces

For use on: Exterior and interior walls, masonry, stone, concrete

Stucco Rustico

 

Interior & Exterior Rustic Stucco


Create rigid texture and aged stucco effects. Stucco Rustico is commonly washed with Velatura.
 




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Cyclope Decorative Stucco Rustico
Stucco Rustico is a lime based texture coating for interiors and exteriors. When coated with Velatura., it provides a natural stone look and feel. It can be tinted on its own, however, for added depth and shade, Velatura. becomes a fundamental addition to the products final effect. Overall, Stucco Rustico is a mold-proof, restoring, transpiring, disinfectant, textured stucco paste for residential and commercial use.  
Cyclope Decorative Stucco Rustico

 

CODE: 179070.30 1 liter - Untinted
$ 38.00
CODE: 890133 14 liter - Untinted
 $245.95

Choose from a wide selection of Pre-tinted colors. Contact us.

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Venetian Plaster Effect Kits

 

Venetian Plaster Kit
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Marmorino Kit
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MarmoFloat Kit 1
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MarmoFloat Kit 2
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Complete Basic Gilding Kits

   

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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.
Each
book contains 25 leaves.
Each leaf is 5.5" x 5.5" square. Approx coverage is 5.25 sq. ft.

$ 29.95

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Wax for Venetian Plaster

Recommended for commercial and high traffic areas.

Wax for Veneziano
Wax for Veneziano is an oil based wax for decorative interior plasters. It penet...
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Acrylic Fixative


Acrylic Fixative

Acrylic Fixative is a sealer based on low-odor acrylic resins. It is a Single co...

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Quartz Paint
 

Quartz Paint
Fine Quartz Paint is quartz facing in an acrylic formula. It is a flat finish pa...

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TeamSoft Spatula

TeamSoft Spatula
TeamTools Soft Spatulas provide are made of 100% stainless steel. Soft Spatulas ...

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Traditional Trowel

Traditional Trowel
TeamTool trowels provide maximum comfort when working with fine plasters and dec...

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Aluminum Leaf


Dutch Gold or
composition leaf


Aluminum Leaf imitates the illusion of genuine Silver, at a fraction of the cost. Each individual sheet is bigger and easier to handle then its genuine counter part.

Purchase Aluminum Leaf
Purchase Genuine Silver Leaf

The same applies for 'Dutch Gold', or 'Composition Leaf'. But due to the large brass content, this imitation gold must have a sealer applied to prevent tarnishing, unlike genuine gold leaf.

Purchase Composition Leaf
Purchase Genuine Gold Leaf
 

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The Paint Effects Bible:
100 Recipes for Faux Finishes

The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.

A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wire-binding that lays flat during use.

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Furniture Antiquing 

Ideally suited for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and almost any piece of furniture. Create a polished ivory look, or a Classic French striee with this glazing recipe and technique.

 


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