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Emily Smith displays examples of her faux painting and decorative finishing below.

Stenciling is a faux painting technique in which paint is applied through a cut-out design. Different designs can be bought or created and cut out of cardboard or plastic with an Exacto knife. The best surface to stencil on is an eggshell base coat, latex may be used, but mistakes will not wipe off as easily.

Venetian Plaster can give you that warm, Tuscan feel. These plasters are not just used for decorative wall finishes, they are also being used on concrete floors. The plasters consists of marble, sand, and lime that have been finely ground to a powder and can be tinted with universal artists colors.

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