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Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center Offers Help to Children in Crisis

Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center in Everett, Wash., is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of child victims of sexual and physical abuse. The center provides comfort to children caught up in unimaginable, chaotic situations by welcoming them into a child-friendly setting that provides protection, healing and justice.

Eight Key Trends for 2016

From understated, contemporary finishes to shimmer, shine and bling, 2016 has trends aplenty for decorative artists to track and tap into as they prepare to create beautiful finishes for walls, ceilings and more.

Putting the Best Face On Facebook

This is the first in a series of articles on getting the most from social media

Chances are you have a personal Facebook page, but do you have a company page? And if so, are you posting regularly? If the answer to either of these questions is “no,” you may want to reconsider.

A New Concept in Countertops: Hand-Painted Paper

Painted Paper Countertops are durable, a fraction of the cost of granite or quartz, and offer great opportunities for decorative finishers to make a lucrative income.

This Brawl Produced a Knockout Piece of Art

Ellie Ellis meets a competitive challenge by producing
 a relief fireplace for the Brawl at the Fall at the Concrete Décor Show.

A Fresh Perspective With Mike & Mickie Cooper

In this new column from Mike and Mickie Cooper of Murals & More LLC in Franklin, Tenn., learn 10 vital things to ensure a successful project.

Eight Tips on Growing Your Decorative Painting Business

In this month's column, Mike and Mickie Cooper of Murals & More LLC in Franklin, Tenn., share eight tried-and-true steps you can take to get your business moving in a positive direction.

ArtFusion Offers Unique Recipe

In cooking, "fusion" refers to a combination of different cuisines to create a singular culinary experience. In Santa Fe, ArtFusion brought decorative artists together in a combination of talent that created a singular inspirational experience.

5 Tips for Business Success

Whether you’re a solitary faux finisher or owner of a bigger company, you may have lost a night’s sleep or two over your business. Here are tips to help. By Tammy Adamson-McMullen


Tish Inman: Being Herself, an Artist

As an accomplished decorative artist and muralist, Tish Inman has spent her entire career reinventing walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and décor. Now she’s about to undertake a project that will be the most exciting of all: the reinvention of herself as an artist.

Creating Interiors in the Key of “Faux”

When it comes to making beautiful wall finishes or beautiful music, Eric Spiegel hits all the right notes. While one talent is visual and the other auditory, Eric is adept at drawing analogies between the two.

A Q&A With IDAL President

The editors at Focus on Faux checked in with Lyna Farkas just as she was completing her term as IDAL president and passing her role onto incoming president Glenda Mosley. Lyna provided us with an update on the league’s status and what artists can expect from IDAL in the future.


Dream Team: The Power of Collaboration

Collaboration. What a powerful word. Read about this perfect example of collaboration involving Omaha, Neb., faux artist Sandra Lassley, known fondly to many in the industry as Sass, and Washington, D.C.-based muralist Ivo Koytchev.