Trompe L'Oeil, Murals, Faux Finishes and Hand Painted Furniture by Art Effects...
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Mural Painting by Art Effects

The art of Mural Painting using trompe l'oeil and painted faux finishes to create illusions can be achieved on many levels.

Your Mural Painting Project

There are as many ways to paint a wall mural as there are artist and muralists to paint them. For an example check out our The African Mural. If you are interested in having a wall mural painted for your home or office the easiest way to see if a particular artist or company will suit your needs is first to have a look at their Portfolio. Does their style or technique fit your desires? Does their body of work seem to cover a range that would lead you to believe they are capable of achieving your goals? Do the muralists seem like they are willing to work within your expectations and deliver them? Within the scope of the mural painting project do you believe the artists will take care and respect your home and future artwork? After meeting with the potential muralists and viewing their portfolio, you should be welcomed to obtain references. As with any projects (especially those in the construction field), problems can and usually will arise, be prepared to have to fall back and regroup. By choosing the right artist these times can be handled in the most professional manner to everyones' satisfaction. Art Effects and Mural Painting "Trompe L'Oeil and Mural Painting by Art Effects, using faux finishes to create illusions in the decorative arts can and will be achieved to suit our customers desires.


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Planning Your Child's Room

When planning, designing or decorating a theme and mural for your child's room you need to consider, that eventually they will grow up. Their room needs to grow with them. Of course this doesn't apply if you are so into art, you don't mind changing it all later. I'm sure you will have no trouble finding a decorative artist somewhere.

Suggestions for Painting Murals in a Child's Room

Some suggestions we give our customers for children's murals are:
  1. Really plan on the placement for the mural, consider where heavy traffic and furniture will be. We suggestion painting the mural or accent above chair rail height, high or in a corner.
  2. Maybe consider painting the mural on the Closet Doors... this is one spot you will never have to worry about putting furniture in front of.
  3. When picking a theme and mural, try to stay clear of fads or characters that might get dated, some loose their appeal faster then others. Remember your thirteen year old will be inviting his friends over, he might be a little embarrassed by his eight year old mural theme.
  4. Although whole room murals are awesome it is not necessary to completely cover all the walls to make a lasting impression. Some times a simple Art Effect can go a long way. Let your budget lead the way and you will be successful in giving your child a very creative kids room!
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" He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands, and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is An Artist. "

- St. Francis of Assisi

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Examples of
Painted Wall Murals

No matter which room you choose for a wall mural, by using creative techniques in trompe l'oeil and faux finishing, Art Effects will always find a way to "Paint Your Imagination". Please visit our mural links below for examples of how we achieve these desired effects within our painted trompe l'oeil, murals and artwork.

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Hand Painted Furniture


Hand Painted Furniture with Murals and Faux

Using our unique Art Effects on a custom designed piece of furniture we create and hand paint in our shop or one of your own, you will be guaranteed artwork that will make a lasting impression. Follow the link below to see some examples of our hand painted furniture, we create using talents in design, faux finishing, trompe l'oeil effects and mural painting.
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