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Essential mural tips and techniques!

Creating effective murals often incorporate many different techniques, painting, glazing, and perspective to name a few. The most important factor is your imagination. But if that's not enough we've put together a few helpful tips to get you started in the right direction fast.

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 Decorating
Children's Rooms


First in a series of 3 tutorials, Decorating Children's Rooms will teach you how to transform the entire room by decorating walls, adding accents and painting furniture.

 
 
 

artSparx Step-by-Step Features:
Along with the Style Archive, Understanding your Materials, and Basic Techniques to Master, the artSparx step-by-step tutorial database creates an online library, making available numerous step-by-step tutorial demonstration.


Color washing 
Rustic charm or subtle sophistication. You decide.
Rag rolling
Ideal suited for walls, transform any room with mood an ambience.
Sponging
Not just for beginners. Sponging is a versatile and easy to clean-up decorative treatment.
more techniques...
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Including:
Antiquing - Basic principles
Sand Stone Finish
Stenciling  --NEW
Glazing techniques 
Stippling 
Striee glazing 
Dragging techniques 
Pouncing techniques 
 


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Marbleizing -
Create this bold Ochre marble effect like a professional!
Carrara White Marble
Create this classic white marble treatment on any surface!
Furniture glazing
An ideal finish for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and just about any piece of furniture.


 

Simulated Fresco Treatments
Create old world charm or contemporary sophistication with these easy to follow plaster effects and simulated Fresco techniques.
Delft tiles -
Learn to paint these classic tiles, ideal suited for back splashes, decorative trays and objects, fire place surrounds, or just about anywhere you want to add a splash of old world charm.

Painting Sky Murals
Cloud and sky paintings can be a simple representation or an elaborate painted affair. Learn how to create your own.

Silver leafing - Gilding made easy! -
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily. Basic gilding techniques, terms and principles.

Antique wood grain
Produce this rustic finish with the appearance of antique wood grain.


 

Red Lacquer
This simulated polished red lacquer effect is perfect for creating a wonderful Asian influence in any environment. Transform simple furniture, or elaborately carved ornament into a beautiful keep sake.
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Including;
artSparx ColorSelect System
Weathered doors and windows
Wood Staining - Furniture staining


Gilding made easy!
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily.
Canvas stretching
The proper way to stretch a canvas.
Picture and painting framing tips
Framing tips you should know before you start painting!
Transferring patterns and images to any surface 
Create your own transfer paper simply and cheaply.
Create perfect ovals and circles
Create a symmetrical oval or circle by making a template.
Lettering made simple
create signs or lettering on any surface quickly and easily!
 
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Wood Staining - Furniture staining 
Patching drywall 
Basic techniques to master
Preparing your Surfaces
Priming - interior, exterior, and furniture
Material and product descriptions 
Paints
Paint & varnish removers
Sanding techniques
Sealers & sealants
Solvents & thinners

 

 

 

 

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  Step-by-Step Tutorials:

Silver leafing - Gilding made easy!
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily. Basic gilding techniques, terms and principles.


 

Delft tiles 
Learn to paint these classic tiles, ideal suited for back splashes, decorative trays and objects, fire place surrounds, or just about anywhere you want to add a splash of old world charm.
Marbleizing
This vibrant Ochre marble can make your simplest furniture look grand.
Canvas stretching.
Learn the proper technique to stretch any size canvas.
Furniture glazing
An ideal finish for kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and just about any piece of furniture.
 Design Styles

Arts and Crafts Style
The Arts & Crafts ideal stressed simplicity, natural materials like wood and brass, and a return to individual craftsmanship. Picking up on the styles and philosophies of William Morris and Charles Renie Macintosh, the American Arts & Crafts movement offered a total way of life-grounded first and foremost in the design of the home and its furnishings.

Tuscan Style 
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.
Door Styles from around the world 
Perhaps more than any other design element, a door tells the story of a structure's past and present.  Entryways can be welcoming or forbidding, rustic or formal, and frequently express essential features of the culture that has created them, the people they enclose, and even the natural environment they keep at bay.
Home Improvement
Priming - interior, exterior, and furniture
Understanding the right primer for your project is the first step to insure a quality product. artSparx helps you know when to use what to get the job done right.
Sealers & sealants- Varnishes, polyurethane, shellac and more.
Numerous types of sealers are found commercially, each providing a specific solution for a sealers needs.
What exactly is a sealer? It is a substance used to protect a surface from oxidation, natural deterioration and physical abuse. Learn about sealers, varnishes, polyurethanes and more.
Start your project right, the first time
Meticulous and thorough preparation of the base surface, whether interior or exterior, ensures the quality and success of any project. For doors and windows, ceilings, floors, furniture and objects.
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