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Painting Furniture: A Practical Guide With Hundreds of Ideas for Creating and Decorating With Faux Total Hits - 375  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This classic guide to decorating furniture with paint gives do-it-yourselfers the inspiration and expertise they need to transform plain pine pieces and flea market finds into elegant home furnishings. Includes instructions for stippling, marbling, stencilling, lacquering, trompe l'oeil, and more. 330 color photos.
ISBN: 0316283886   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Painting Garden Animals With Sherry C. Nelson, Mda Total Hits - 171  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Sherry C. Nelson is known for her innovative and creative methods for painting animals in oils and acrylics. In Painting Garden Animals with Sherry C. Nelson, decorative painters now have a chance to learn these techniques through detailed step-by-step instruction.

10 projects feature those cuddly animals we know and love--a curious kitten, a furry yellow chick, a playful squirrel--all placed in colorful garden settings. Plus, readers can paint wilder animals, including a fawn and wolf cub. Decorative painters will master each part of the animal, including its eyes, noses, ears and paws, as well as its realistic fur with distinctive color, markings, and length.

ISBN: 158180427X   Date Published on 4/28/2006
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Painting Home Accessories: 15 decorative painting projects, from start to finish Total Hits - 309  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative painting is an immensely popular craft because even a beginner can create impressive results.

Painting Home Accessories, part of the Step-by-Step Crafts series, presents detailed, photographed instructions for decorating home accessories and small furniture. There are popular garden designs (a sweet Rose Lamp, a cheerful Daisy Chair), sophisticated faux finishes (Italian Marble Table, Crackle and Gold Leaf Wastebasket), and also perfect presents (Berries and Blossom Mirror, Pansy Placemats).

A comprehensive introductory section covers tools, equipment, and techniques, including step-by-step instructions for the brushstrokes. Design templates are included. The clear, fully illustrated instructions make it easy to progress from the first simple items to more accomplished pieces, making Painting Home Accessories the ideal introduction to one of today's most popular crafts.

ISBN: 158923135X   Date Published on 5/8/2006
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Painting Houses & Gardens in Watercolor Total Hits - 227  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This attractively illustrated manual for art students and amateur artists shows how to master techniques that maximize the dramatic effects of color, texture, and composition in watercolor. These skills are then applied to the familiar subject of the home and its surrounding yard and garden. Heavily illustrated with example sketches, step-by-step sequences showing paintings in progress, and the authorís own superb watercolors, this very useful volume looks at several town dwellings and country cottages, and points out architectural details that make them interesting as subjects for watercolor artists.
ISBN: 0764124862   Date Published on 4/28/2006
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Painting Murals Fast & Easy: 21 designs for walls or canvas you can paint with a sponge Total Hits - 1249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With this innovative guide, aspiring and professional muralists will learn to paint gorgeous wall creations--using only a household sponge! Painting Murals Fast & Easy includes:

-A new mural technique--one that's surprisingly quick to do and uses common, everyday supplies -Six step-by-step demonstrations that incorporate popular mural elements: skies, clouds, flowers, rivers, beaches, palm trees, and more -Fifteen additional mural projects readers can adapt to match their own tastes and home decor

This quick technique produces stunning results--perfect for beginners shy of spending too much time as well as professional muralists who know that time is money.

ISBN: 158180573X   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Painting on Ceramics Total Hits - 206  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
More and more people are turning to the popular and rewarding craft of painting on ceramics. Now this imaginative book provides you with a surplus of ideas to copy and all the skills you will need to get started. No experience is needed to complete all the accessible and fun projects. Kate Byrne, one of England's most successful ceramic artists, guides you through 8 self-contained, step-by-step projects. She covers all types of decorative brush strokes, as well as how to create special effects with tissue, paper, stickers, and crayons in the introductory Techniques section. Over 45 templates and motifs are included at the end of the book. Illustrated with over 140 color photos and drawings. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ISBN: 1571456708   Date Published on 5/2/2006
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Painting on Glass Total Hits - 883  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Painters begin with a review of techniques, material and paint selection. Special effects, including sponging, stippling, blending, and outlining, are presented as options for the 12 step-by-step projects that follow. Painters will be able to combine techniques and experiment with paints to produce intricately designed vases, etched picture frames, handpainted jugs and glasses, frosted window or door panels. Painters will be inspired to see how gilding and embedding beads transform household accents and personal gifts.
ISBN: 1571455191   Date Published on 5/24/2006
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Painting Rooms: How to Choose and Use Color Like an Expert Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Judy Ostrow is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about the home, its architecture, interior design, and renovation. Her articles have appeared in many national magazines, including Home, Natural Home, This Old House, and special publications of House Beautiful and Womanís Day. She has painted many rooms of the home she shares with her husband and two children in Westchester County, New York, and is currently planning the painted interior of the familyís vacation house in Maine.
ISBN: 1564967409   Date Published on 5/4/2006
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Painting Secrets Total Hits - 3212  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Brian brings a bright new perspective to the principles of color, helping consumers make confident decisions.

Unlike other paint books, the process of painting is emphasized.

Clever "Wall Wizard" tips make painting simple and fun. For example, mix 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of fabric softener to clean brushes in 10 seconds.

Decorative techniques for ragging, sponging, glazing, and using unusual tools for designer effects.

Detailed coverage of tools and supplies, including varnishes, stains, and glazes.

ISBN: 0696217597   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Painting Skills Total Hits - 263  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Painting Walls, Ceilings and Woodwork: Colour Your Home with Paints, Varnishes and Wood Stains (DIY Essentials Series)
ISBN: 1842154109   Date Published on 5/3/2006

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