artSparx Plaster Effects Center: step-by-step

Venetian Plasters
Stucco Veneziano
Muro Antico
Marmarino Plasters
Memory Marmarino
Marmo Float
Lime & Silicate Stucco
Stucco Rustico
Silicate Intonachino
Lime Intonachino
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Quartz Paint
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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.

Popular Venetian Plaster Color Schemes
360 Colors available plus 18 pre-tints


Ulivo Chiaro

Rosa pompeiano

Rosa Lacca

Blue Cina

Verde Smerelda

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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23kt Edible Gold
& Silver Leaf

Add to cakes, cookies, champagne and much more!

$ 39.99
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Antiquing Center Furniture Center Color Center Gilding Center Plaster Effects

Plaster Effects Center
Traditional Venetian and Stucco Plaster Effects. Smooth, polished and textured surfaces.

Ratings 2 - 4 - moderate/difficult
Whether you are restoring an old house or simply want to imitate the style of another era, is here to help.
Architectural ornamentation, ceiling medallions, columns and capitals, plus plaster tips, tutorials and professional installation resources that allows you to add distinction to even the most modest home.

Traditional Polished
Venetian Plaster Effects

Polished and Smooth Plaster Effects Textured Plaster Effects
Venetian Plaster - Interior
Lime Marmorino - Interior/Exterior
Memory Marmarino - Interior/Exterior
Marmo Float - Interior/Exterior
Specchio - Auto Glossing Venetian Plaster
Muro Antico - Interior
  Interior/Exterior Plaster Effects
Lime Based
Stucco Rustico
Micro Plasters Lime Intonachino
Stucco Luna Effect - 'Luster Stone' Silicate Intonachino
Glazes for plaster finishes and effects: Lime Paint
Velatura Glaze Origini - Lime Paint
Dream Mineral Paint
Contrast Quartz Paint
  Pearlata Antique Plaster Effects
Antique Plaster Effects
Simulated Fresco Effects



artSparx Featured Product


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.


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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...

Acrylic Fixative

Acrylic Fixative

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



Quartz Paint

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



TeamSoft Spatula

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



Traditional Trowel

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





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Basic Antiquing Techniques
Antiquing is the process of aging a surface to produce a time-worn appearance. There are many methods of antiquing objects, furniture, mural paintings and wall surfaces. 

Special Feature - About gilding products

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

artSparx Book special

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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