Thank you to everyone who nominated me in the Top 3 for Best Artist of Denton County this year!!  
   
Now comes the time to collect VOTES and I would really appreciate anyone who would take the time to go on bestofdentoncounty.com and vote for me!!   I am listed under "Specialty Services Category" and my name pops up under #4 Best Artist!   Thank you in advance for your votes!!

 
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Make sure to scroll down from here to see many of the artistic things I offer!


 
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Winner of Merging Visions 2016
Custom Pet Portraits
I can paint YOUR fur baby!
All I need is a couple of clear pictures to work from!

carolstoecker1@gmail.com
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Brutus
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Brutus was so happy with his painting, he wagged his tail, offered me his toy and gave me a BIG cheesy smile with his sn
Brutus was so happy with his painting, he wagged his tail, offered me his toy and gave me a BIG cheesy smile with his snaggle tooth!
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Jeff M.

"Hello Carol,
I wanted to let you know how thrilled that my human family and I are with that great  painting of my Boxer family. We had my birthday party the night they gave it to me and I placed it on our old piano with a small LED light bar. It was perfect. You really captured the looks and personalities  of my K9 friends. The white one (my first - Nipper) who is in the painting within the painting was The most recognizable clue.  Thank you for using your talents on such heartfelt and meaningful projects."


 
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FINE ART
Just a Sample
Harley In The Snow
Harley In The Snow
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Murals,
Faux Finishes 
and Faux Stone
Commercially and Residentially
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CEILINGS
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One of my most popular requests is to do textured, painted brick and stone residentially and commercially!  What a difference it makes on a wall!
Call today for an appointment to fine out where you can add this special touch!

 
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Cabinets
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TEXTURED STONE AND BRICK
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Textured Painted Brick!
Looks real!

 
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Frame a door or archway with textured brick or stone!  What a difference it makes!
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               Faux Finish AND Faux Brick
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Furniture painted to look like brick!
Murals
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You can view some of Carol's mural work at any of the Blue Goose Cantina locations in the DFW Metroplex.
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...and at Aw Shucks in Lewisville, Plano and now Frisco!
STAGE PROPS
World's Game Show
Winstar Casino
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CHILDREN'S MURALS/MODEL HOMES
Just a sample
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19 Years Experience Painting Murals in Model Homes
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Play Rooms
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Themed Kid's Rooms
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Baby Rooms
We have too many photos of murals to put them all on the website.  If you are interested in creating a mural in your home, contact Carol for ideas and set an appointment to see her portfolio
Children's Cranial Helmets
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HAND PAINTED WINE GLASSES
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CUSTOM PET PEEKER FRAMES
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ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
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If you received one of these at the BODC Mixer, instructions are below.
If you received one of these at the BODC Mixer, instructions are below.
Keeping Your Faux Finish Beautiful

Faux finishes give a designer look inside the home or office.  Many of you still have beautiful faux finishes on your walls and have moved pictures around leaving small holes to be repaired. 
Follow these step by step instructions using inexpensive items to do the touch up yourself! 
 
 
Most things you hang on your wall only leave a small hole like the ones below and do not require a large patch.
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To repair a small hole, all you need is a QTip and a little spackle or joint compound  found at any Lowe's or Home Depot.   (In the baggie I gave out, there is enough joint compound to fill probably 25 holes!  If this dries out....do not throw it away.  You can add a little water to make it usable again!)
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This is what Joint Compound looks like.  It is about $15 and 1 bucket is enough to repair all the small holes in all the
This is what Joint Compound looks like. It is about $15 and 1 bucket is enough to repair all the small holes in all the homes in North Texas :-)
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Apply ONLY ENOUGH to fill the small hole!  If a little gets around the outside, gently wipe away with your QTip. 
When it dries, it will turn white.  Use a soft white t-shirt cloth or cotton square I attached to GENTLY wipe away any excess around the hole.
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Time to paint and finish!

If you have your original paint base color, then great!

If not, for around $1 each, you can buy a couple of colors at the craft store to reach your desired color.  I also get white so that I can lighten a color if needed.  Remember, this is a SMALL hole, so the color does not have to be perfect.
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You are almost done!

Using the paintbrush I attached, mix your colors until you get something close and dab a tiny bit over the hole, ONLY covering the white joint compound. 
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If your faux finish is darker than this example, you can do one final step by dabbing only a tiny amount of a darker color over the hole and then you are finished!



 
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Many times I have been called to homes to touch up faux finished walls that were already "touched up" the wrong way.  If a contractor ever comes in and does this to fix small holes in your wall....please stop them!
 After they have done this,  touching up the paint can be ATTEMPTED by a "Professional Artist" but most likely you will be forced to repaint an entire wall or room!

Using my examples,  try the touch up yourself!  You will  save yourself a lot of money, headache and inconvenience!  

**Please let me know if this information was helpful!** 
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