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|Offers readers advice for paint selection, prep, and cleanup.
Helps give ordinary rooms show-home style.
ISBN: 0696213265 Date Published on 5/3/2006
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|No matter which brand of paints a decorative painter uses, projects detailed in pattern books will frequently list colors not readily available-colors which often must be matched for the project to turn out just right.
Back and better than ever, this indispensable, best-selling guide offers a simple solution to these color matching dilemmas, eliminating the need to buy a lot of new paint. Using the patented Tru-Color System, it allows painters to create any project using paints they already have-regardless of the brand used by the original artist.
Following an easy-to-reference alphabetical format, decorative painters can quickly match all the colors of the most popular acrylic brands, including Americana, Ceramcoat, Folk Art, Jo Sonja and 1837 Legacy (plus four oil brands, including Archival, Prima, Rembrandt and Winsor Newton). Where a perfect match is not available, a specific mix is provided. It's a truly revolutionary guide.
• Now includes 20% more oil and acrylic conversions • Saves decorative painters valuable time and money • Enables users to cross match colors among all major brands • Features more than 350 exact color swatches
ISBN: 0967772710 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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Take a decorative painting course right in your own home! Through a series of questions and answers, this latest addition to the popular “For the First Time®” series walks you through the basics of decorative painting, carefully building your skills with a collection of sequential projects. Familiarize yourself with the necessary tools and supplies, and then start learning to paint. Practice making scrolls on a filigree platter, and use the chiseled end of a brush when you make a palm tree bathroom set. Work with splattering on a snowman candy dish, and stippling on a honey bear plate. A selection of more complex projects lets you move beyond the basics, as does an inspiring gallery of advanced ideas and designs by professional artists.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
ISBN: 140272764X Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Contains page after page of patterns and swatches--over two dozen marble and granite, a half-dozen popular wood-grains, sponged finishes, metallics, crackle finishes, block prints, stencils, and more. "...decorative painting...has struck a chord with the public...the authors may have distinguished their book from others by the way they present their instructions: "paint chips" of suggested colors are included, as are a few samples of completed finishes."--Booklist. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
ISBN: 080690805X Date Published on 5/2/2006
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|Painting techniques including frottage, wood grain, and crackling are presented in real room settings.
Full-size, half-page samples of 16 finishes allow readers to see how an application might look in their homes.
Features step-by-step instructions for each technique along with complete materials listings.
Provides additional information for choosing the right paint for a particular technique and the right technique for different decorating styles.
Decorative-painting techniques explained through detailed instructions and photography. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
ISBN: 0696217236 Date Published on 5/1/2006
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Each of these 31 decoratively painted projects, shown in color photographs and with easy-to-follow instructions perfect for the beginner, will beautify the home or make a thoughtful gift. An introduction, along with coverage of general supplies and techniques, provides the basics. Follow the templates to create a Hummingbird Birdbath; Dragonfly and Ladybug Pail; Spattered Rosebuds hurricane lamp; and Flipping Fish T-shirt. Worksheets are included.
ISBN: 1402734581 Date Published on 5/8/2006
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This one source offers expert instruction on every decorative painting technique - from basic brushstrokes to faux finishes - plus a complete list of resources for all the tools and materials you need. And with the right techniques and tools, you can turn ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art! If you're just getting started, the step-by-step, illustrated instructions will have you transforming glassware, wood, baskets, even clothing, into showcases of your creativity in no time. If you're already an accomplished decorative painter, you'll enjoy the professional tips and latest techniques from Priscilla Hauser, Phillip Myer, Sherry Nelson, Gretchen Cagle, Jackie Shaw and other leading teachers and artists. Plus, you'll find tips on getting the most out of painting workshops. And since every artist needs the right materials, this comprehensive sourcebook tells you where to find all the paints, brushes, finishes, surfaces and supplies you need.
ISBN: 0891347828 Date Published on 5/4/2006
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|Inspiring ideas to paint walls, ceilings, and floors.
Painting techniques—ragging, brushing, marbling, sponging, and other faux finishes.
Step-by-step photos and simple how-to instructions show homeowners it is easy to achieve the latest designer looks.
New techniques and materials to use.
Painting ideas suitable for any room in the house.
Basic painting information beginning and expert do-it-yourselfers will appreciate.
Tips to select colors and develop color schemes.
ISBN: 0696225476 Date Published on 5/3/2006