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What is Venetian Plaster?

 Venetian plaster is a wall and ceiling finish consisting of plaster mixed with marble dust, applied with a spatula or trowel in thin, multiple layers, which are then burnished to create a smooth surface with the illusion of depth and texture. Venetian plaster techniques include marmorino, scagliola, and sgraffito. When left un-burnished, Venetian plaster has a matte finish that is rough and stone-like to the touch.  Un-burnished Venetian plaster is also very brittle and damages rather easily.  When applied correctly, Venetian plaster can be used to create a highly polished, rock-hard, marble-like finish. Venetian plaster is especially useful on surfaces where marble panels could not be installed easily, and on surfaces that would be too expensive to have carved from real marble such as columns, corbels, and curved walls. Venetian plaster can be tinted, or colored using natural or synthetic colorants. The ability to tint Venetian plaster is especially helpful when a specific color of "marble" is desired, or when a color that does not exist naturally is wanted. 

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A few testimonials

 I've had the pleasure of working with Okina Art for almost 8 years. I marvel at her paintings and am in awe of her Venetian plaster work. It's rewarding to know these skills and techniques are backed up by a smart and wise business woman. I highly recommend Okina Art to you and hope you have the opportunity to engage her skills. 

"Charles Hutchinson, CEO Tampa Bay

 I have known OkinA art for a period of 5 years. She is a person who has character, integrity and the eye for the vision needed to complete her assigned task. Like all Artist with imagination her Art will stand the test of time. I recommend Okina art yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Michael Sieli, Sarrasota, Florida

 OkinA is a very talented artist. I have seen her paintings and I love her work. She is a visionary. A friend of mine owns some of her paintings and introduced me to her work. She is passionate, artistic and imaginative. I recommend OkinA for the real art lover and collector. 

Bobby Y.  Kingsburry, Tampa, Florida, Designer

Seeing DesignMecrazy at full gear at work makes me appreciate all the marbles about Venetian Plaster and its intricacy.  What a beautiful job Okina art has done on my walls. Thank you for beautifying my surroundings. My house sparkles of marble on my walls!

Erin Hunter, Consultant,  TB, Florida

Your Professionalism and know-how in the industry is a marvel to the eyes. Thank you Okina Art, what a pleasure, my wife and I  will use your services again. 

C.Thornt, CEO, West Palm Beach, Florida  

A true artist with a grant vision and inventive personality, Okina Art we would like to thank you for the speedy process.  We understand your hard work will not be lost as our walls are Magnificently mastered. Also, glad to have followed your advice! 

C. Magnusen,PA,  Atlanta, GA.


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