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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
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A Snowy Harley
A Snowy Harley
Custom Pet Portraits
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Contact Carol for sizes and prices.  
carolstoecker1@gmail.com

 
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Brutus
Brutus
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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For more information on murals, faux stone and custom pet paintings, see Carol's Fine Art website www.carolstoecker.com or contact Carol at:
storytimeartist@yahoo.com
FINE ART

www.carolstoecker.com
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Murals,
Faux Finishes 
and Faux Stone
Commercially and Residentially
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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 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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Grapevine Antique and Art Mall
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Furniture painted to look like brick!
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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!
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14 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
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 have beautiful faux finishes on your walls and have hung pictures and other decor on them to create your own special touch.  When you decide to move these items, you are left with a small hole to be repaired. 

Below, I will show you how you can use these inexpensive items to do the touch up yourself!

If you are not in need of touch up now, hang on to these items and you will be prepared.  Then keep scrolling to the bottom to see the many things Carol offers.  More of her Fine Art Collection can  be viewed at www.carolstoecker.com
 
Several times over the summer, 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!
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Most things you hang on your wall only leave a small hole like the ones below.
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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.



 
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Now, back to the "touch up" example I showed you at the beginning! 
If a contractor has come into your home and done this......
they have just done you a dis-service.  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. 

So everyone get up the courage to try the touch up yourself!  You will definitely save yourself a lot of money AND you may even enjoy it so much and feel so crafty that you will come back to my website and sign up for one of my guided painting classes at Grapes To Wine in Bartonville! .....See "Upcoming Projects"!
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