Application of one or more layers of paint, applied thinly and evenly to walls and furniture.

 Faux Bois, also known as Faux Woodgraining:  Creating a design in paint to mimic or closely match the appearance of wood.

 Faux Marble:  Creating realistic-looking marble in paint.

 Faux Tortoise Shell:  A painted pattern to mimic or closely resemble the look of a tortoise’s shell.  A classic, old school design.

 Gilding:  Application of metal leaf, such as gold and silver, to a surface.  Can be applied to almost anything, but commonly used on ceilings, walls, furniture, mirrors, frames, and paintings.

 Ragging:  Application of paint to a surface using a rag.  Most commonly used for walls, but can also be applied to furniture.

 Reverse-painted glass, also known as Verre Eglomise:
  Paint is applied to the back side of a piece of glass, and the image is seen from the front of the glass. 

 Sponging:  To use a sponge to apply paint to a surface, such as walls and furniture.

 Stencil:  To create a design using a piece of plastic or paper, cut in such a way as to block-out an area, and applying paint to a surface using the open areas of the cut pattern.  

 Strie:   To create a design in paint by using a brush to pull off the paint in a straight line, creating a fine, linear design.

 Tinted plaster:  The application of plaster to a wall, then the application of glaze to the plaster.  The final step is a waying of the walls.

 Trompe L’Oeil:  The creation of a painted image that looks so realistic, it could literally “fool the eye”. 

 Veiling:  The application of many thin layers of paint to a surface, to create a soft, subtle glazed effect.  Commomly used on walls and ceilings.Type your paragraph here.

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