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Stenciling Techniques: A Complete Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Designs for the Home Total Hits - 172  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Regardless of your level of painting expertise, Stenciling Techniques will inspire you to use your artistic potential to beautify and personalize your home's decor. Through the work of its contributing artists and designers, Stenciling Techniques provides without a doubt that there's more than one way to stencil.
ISBN: 0823049922   Date Published on 9/20/2006
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Stenciling, Etc (Creative Touches)Total Hits - 227  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
New Series Offers Hundreds Of Simple Decorating Ideas And Creative Solutions For Any Home. Homeowners and renters alike will appreciate this series of simple, fun, and economical do-it-yourself home decorating ideas and techniques. In Stenciling Etc., readers will learn stenciling, block printing and screen printing and how to apply these techniques to walls, furniture, table linens and more.
ISBN: 0865739951   Date Published on 5/8/2006
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Stencilled Floors & Painted Floorcloths : Beautiful Projects for Your HomeTotal Hits - 864  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“A multitude of projects...employs techniques such as stenciling and staining for indoors and outdoors, shows the finished product with well-written instructions.”—Library Journal

Give floors instant excitement and style with dazzling decorating techniques that will have you walking on air. They’re so simple and creative, anyone can do them with the how-to’s and templates found right here. Nothing’s easier (or less expensive) than a floorcloth for making a quick change, and these dozens of patterns will delight you: sunny yellow Luscious Lemons, painted with a resist technique; Comparing Pears and Oranges with bright washes of color; Harlequin Roses with the flowers surrounding harlequin diamonds; Magnolia Elegance for chic focal points; and many others. Try staining and stenciling wood with faux parquet; mixing country French stripes and spatters in the kitchen; and bringing nature right onto your screen porch with a mountain laurel pattern.
ISBN: 1402713681   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Stencilling on a Grand Scale: Using Simple Stencils to Create Visual Magic Total Hits - 701  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

To make a big impression, says stencilling expert Sandra Buckingham, you don't have to re-create the Sistine Chapel. Start small, she counsels, and the rest will follow.

Buckingham's latest book "Stencilling on a Grand Scale" leads do-it-yourselfers beyond the realm of decorative borders featured in her best-selling "Stencilling: A Harrowsmith Guide" to a creative canvas whose limits are determined only by space, time and imagination. The key to her strategy is that a large stencilled work -- be it a door, wall, screen or floor -- can be the seamless sum of its parts. In other words, rather than using an expensive, unwieldy, multi-layered stencil to create a life-sized tree, use three 10 inch stencils of leaf clusters, laying and re-laying them to achieve the desired effect. The only limit to the ultimate size of the finished painting is the room you've set aside for it.

Whether you are fashioning a greeting card or a 40-foot mural, Buckingham recommends the same modest techniques. The methods used to faux-finish a wall -- a vine rambling up a corner, windows stencilled onto an actual door, a false shelf with flowerpots stencilled in an alcove -- can likewise be applied to furniture or folding screens and can be used on any scale.

A technical review of traditional and new stencilling tools is followed by a refresher course in basic stencilling methods, including stencil cutting, hard-surface stencilling, stencilling on primed canvas, overlays, registration and special effects, among them shading, shadows, plant detail and painting skies and landscapes. A chapter onfreeform stencilling, with and without masks, prepares readers for the larger-scale works that are the book's central objective.

Buckingham advises perfecting your free-form skills on less ambitious projects (lampshades, borders, placemats) before moving to grander subjects. By the later chapters, stencillers will be comfortable tackling everything from picket and wrought iron fences, lattice work, garden gates, French doors, veranda doors and curtains to paving stones, terra-cotta tiles, carpets, mosaic floors, stone columns, balustrades, terraces, garden walls and room dividers. As always, Buckingham's genius lies in inspiration, and "Stencilling on a Grand Scale" introduces a how-to-world that has no boundaries.

ISBN: 1552094863   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Stencilling: A Harrowsmith Guide Total Hits - 279  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Stencilling: A Harrowsmith Guide, complete with clear illustrations and photographs, presents foolproof instructions for beginners. It combines step-by-step exercises along with a range of specific projects for all levels of skill.

ISBN: 0920656099   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Stencilling: How to Create Clever Paint Effects on Wood, Ceramics, Paper, and Fabic--12 Projects Total Hits - 105  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book shows you how to create clever paint effects on wood, ceramics, paper, and fabric. It includes 12 east and fun projects.
ISBN: 0805042679   Date Published on 5/9/2006
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Stencils with Style : Creative Ideas for Applying Patterns to Every RoomTotal Hits - 175  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Elevating their craft to an art, stenciling masters Jill Visser and Michael Flinn demonstrate how the tasteful use of colorful patterns, coupled with the application of contemporary paint techniques, can produce stunning result throughout the home. Filled with inspirational examples of how stenciling can add an exciting dimension to every room, as well as practical advice on choosing colors and design to create atmosphere, this is an essential addition to any decorative arts shelf. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
ISBN: 0821227335   Date Published on 5/2/2006
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Step-By-Step Decorative Painting Total Hits - 163  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Decorative Painting (Step-By-Step)

  • The ultimate guide to beautifying furniture, walls, and accessories.
  • Clear explanations and illustrations show dozens of simple paint effects, from sponging and stippling to rag-rolling, as well as directions for more advanced techniques, such as marbling and wood graining.
  • Helpful chart for choosing paints for different finishes.
ISBN: 0696206781   Date Published on 5/5/2006
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Step-By-Step Exterior Painting Total Hits - 409  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Exterior Painting (Step-By-Step)

  • Everything you need to know about painting a home's exterior to protect it from weather and make it more attractive.
  • Has sections on painting masonry, wood, and metal, with a helpful chart for choosing paints for different finishes.
  • Also: instructions for refurbishing windows, doors, and gutters, and solutions for hard-to-paint areas, such as casement and sash windows.
ISBN: 0696206773   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Step-by-Step Home Decorating Book Total Hits - 404  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Step-by-Step Home Decorating Book is an up-to-date, expanded edition of Nicholas Barnard's bestselling Complete Home Decorating Book. It is a contemporary practical guide to both hard-surface decorating -- painting, wallpapering, tiling -- and soft furnishings, from making curtains to patchwork quilting. Beautiful room interiors inspire you with ideas for your home, and color photographs set out the choice of materials and useful equipment available. Over 200 pages of step-by-step photographs explain every decorating technique. In the first part of the book, basic sewing techniques -- hand-stitching, making seams, attaching fasteners, and applying trimmings -- are all demonstrated. Chapter by chapter, instructions are given for making curtains, cloth blinds, bed covers, cushions, and other soft-furnishing accessories. Painting, wallpapering, tiling, flooring, shelving, and lighting are covered in the second part of the book. Galleries of photographs help you choose a style you like, and numerous step-by-step sequences explain how to successfully complete every project. With its detailed coverage and extensive use of color photographs, the Step-by-Step Home Decorating Book is sure to become the essential practical manual for today's enthusiastic homemaker.
ISBN: 0789451867   Date Published on 5/3/2006

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