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Kathy Carroll will be teaching two exciting classes
at this year’s
IDAL Convention and Expo!


A-La-Carte Recipe Collection

The A-La-Carte Recipe Collection was designed to help artisans achieve even greater success. Now, Kathy has taken the most popular sample boards purchased and developed a class specifically for IDAL.

  • Create ten 16 x 19 inch highly sellable sample boards
  • Two additional sample boards created if time allowed (Hollywood and Vegas boards)
  • Recipes included
  • Surprises and give-a-ways during class


  • Golden Proceed
  • Meoded
  • Bella Cera Satin Wax
  • Bella Glitter and Solid Glass Beads
  • Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
  • Foils and crackle

Anest Iwata Spray Gun Equipment

This class is perfect for the spray gun novice or veteran. Here you will maximize your spray gun efficiency through Anest Iwata Spray Gun equipment demonstration and explanation, techniques, and product mixtures.

Benefits of using Anest Iwata Spray Guns are:

  • Saves time and money
  • Ease of accessing small spaces
  • Lighter
  • Easier to clean
  • Perfect for any size job
  • Beautiful finish

We look forward to seeing you at IDAL this year!

Kathy Attending IWF Atlanta

IWF Kathy is attending to expand into the Wood Working market. After the conference Kathy will be sharing ideas and techniques.

August 20-23 2014
The International Woodworking Fair

Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta Georgia USA


Would You Like to Be Artisan of the Month?Faux By Kathy Decorative Artisan of the Month

Have you ever wanted to be featured as an Artisan of the Month on our website?  Now’s your chance!  All you have to do to be considered is contact our office.  If you are selected, you will need to be available for a 30 to 45 minute phone interview and provide us with at least 10 pictures of your work, and a picture of yourself to be featured with your article. 

The increased visibility alone is worth it!  What have you got to lose?  Contact us today!

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