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Priscilla Hauser's Book of Roses Total Hits - 186  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
There’s nothing more popular among decorative painters than the beautiful, lifelike roses of Priscilla Hauser. This instructional guide shows both beginning and advanced painters how to re-create these gorgeous flowers—petal-by-petal and leaf- by-leaf. After learning the basics of Hauser’s technique, readers will find complete step- by-step instructions for 12 elegant projects on a variety of charming surfaces, including: Miniature silk-covered clothes stands Wooden plates with yellow roses Candlestick angels Shabby-chic trays with rope borders Hand-painted wedding invitations

With traceable patterns, a complete materials list and color-swatch chart, every project is within reach—even for the complete novice. Priscilla Hauser is the undisputed founder and first lady of decorative painting in America. She’s also an editorial board member of Decorative Artist’s Workbook magazine, the founder of the National Society of Decorative Painters and a world- renowned artist and teacher. Her first book, For Whom the Brush Toles, has sold more than a million copies. Priscilla lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

ISBN: 1581803060   Date Published on 5/1/2003
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The Natural Paint Book Total Hits - 154  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
We are all increasingly aware of the dangers posed by conventional paints to our health and environment, but many of us remain unsure of the causes of paint toxicity and the natural alternatives.

The Natural Paint Book bridges the information gap, offering an in-depth explanation of the differences between conventional and eco-friendly paints. Illustrated throughout with full-color photographs, the book provides complete instructions on how to make all-natural paints and finishes at home, using readily available ingredients such as clay, gelatin, linseed oil, and artist pigments.

This comprehensive guide also shows how to create beautiful paint effects with simple tools such as sponges, paint rollers, newspaper, or foam. Guided by the authors' expert design advice, you can choose from techniques such as colorwashing, marbling, and stippling to decorate in keeping with the style, age, and character of your home. Packed with information, The Natural Paint Book also contains an invaluable resource directory at the end.
ISBN: 0875969143   Date Published on 4/5/2003
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Annie Sloan's Painted Garden: 25 Easy Outdoor Paint Effects to Transform Any Surface Total Hits - 267  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The play of light and shade can make outdoor painting projects more daunting than interior ones, so world-renowned decorative painting expert Annie Sloan begins this book with a lesson in understanding and managing color. Sloan shows do-it-yourselfers how to create a cozy dinner nook, accent open spaces with converted salvage, and paint an old plastic pot to resemble an elegant metallic planter. Full-color photographs accompany each stage of the process, with step-by-step instructions that encourage readers to use every imaginable material - paint, pebbles, sand, plastics, ceramics, glass, cement, mirrors, and tiles - to give grace to a garden or panache to a patio. Sloan's enthusiasm is so contagious that any outdoor surface will look like a blank canvas crying for color.
ISBN: 1571459278   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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How to Design Your Own Painting Projects Total Hits - 245  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Created in response to overwhelming requests from our focus groups and surveys, this book shows decorative painters and artists how transform their own design ideas into dynamic compositions in seven easy steps.

It details the core components that comprise solid design, and provides comprehensive instruction on:

-Ideas and inspiration -Finding and using reference material -Choosing a surface -Composition -Making an accurate drawing -Developing a color scheme -Backgrounds and painting techniques

Color photos and good/bad comparisons illustrate every lesson. Final chapters present three complete decorative painting projects, featuring subjects and surfaces favored by decorative painters, including flowers, leaves and borders.

ISBN: 1581802633   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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Paint Magic Total Hits - 224  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Paint Magic
ISBN: 0711218668   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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Color in Small Spaces : Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home Total Hits - 229  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

You want your home to be beautiful, functional, and a reflection of who you are. Add the challenge of working with a small space, and the task of choosing the right colors and styles seems daunting. Where do you start? Color in Small Spaces: Palettes and Styles to Fit Your Home unlocks the mysteries of how to use color to bring life to small spaces. You will explore the origin and history of color, and learn about our psychological and physiological responses to color and light. This easy-to-use guide puts expert understanding and techniques used by professionals at your fingertips.


Small spaces can be one of the most rewarding arenas for the effective use of color, as interior designers Brenda Grant-Hays and Kimberly Mikula show you in this colorful and useful reference. Packed with inspirational ideas and photos, this book makes it simple to—
* Use the color wheel to create perfect color schemes and combinations
* Create the mood you want with skillful choices of shades and hues
* Establish a theme for a space that suits your personality or lifestyle
* Alter perceptions of dimension, size, and shape
* Delineate areas, spaces, and settings
* Get the best from both natural and artificial light
* Understand the practical considerations for choosing palettes, finish materials, and styles
* Bring beauty, light, and fabulous color to every room you have, from bathroom to office, kitchen to bedroom

ISBN: 0071383131   Date Published on 2/24/2003
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2003 National Painting Cost Estimator Total Hits - 150  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
2003 National Painting Cost Estimator
ISBN: 1572181249   Date Published on 1/1/2003
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Painted Whimsies: Decorative Accents for the Home and Garden Total Hits - 214  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Jazz up your mailbox. Add flair to that old filing cabinet. Perk up your plant pots! With a brush, stencils, and a few colorful paints, you can breathe new life into even the most ordinary items.

• Choose from 30 step-by-step projects, including a watering can, bird feeder, serving tray, utensil holder, and lap desk

• Discover creative ways to use common household items, such as turning a flowerpot into a birdbath or transforming a lackluster bucket into a showpiece for storage

• Follow easy how-to instructions for painting on terra-cotta, metal, wood, glass, and tile, plus ideas for giving your projects a personal touch

Pick up a paintbrush and add some pizzazz to your indoor and outdoor spaces!

ISBN: 1564774511   Date Published on 12/1/2002
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Annie Sloan's Color Schemes: For Every Room Total Hits - 299  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Annie Sloan's Color Schemes for Every Room
ISBN: 1571457615   Date Published on 8/1/2002
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Debbie Travis' Painted House : More than 35 Quick and Easy Finishes for Walls, Floors, and FurnitureTotal Hits - 1395  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (29)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Debbie Travis' Painted House

Paint has long been valued as a fast and creative way  to give your home a fresh new look, and for the first time, the host of the popular television series Debbie Travis' Painted House shares the well-kept trade secrets that have made her one of today's hottest painted- finishes experts. Based on her groundbreaking philosophy that spectacular paint effects need not be the product of messy oil paints and complicated techniques, Debbie Travis' Painted House offers complete instructions for more than thirty-five incredible finishes, all created using worry-free water-based paints and glazes.

In the first section, "Getting Started," you'll learn all you need to know about materials, tools, surfaces, and preparation, including the pros and cons of different types of paint and how to make your own inexpensive alternatives to costly professional brushes and tools. You'll also find inspiration for choosing colors and working around a specific theme, such as a Southwestern or English Country style. The next section covers finishes for walls and floors, offering patterned and textured looks. The final section demonstrates finishes that work best with the smaller surfaces of furniture and decorative accessories, such as gilding and faux tortoiseshell. Each project--from a simple colorwashed wall to an elegant faux marble mantel, from a time-worn antiqued sideboard to a contemporary looking "sheet metal" table--is accompanied by detailed photography and step-by-step instructions, as well as suggestions for alternative looks and valuable tips to ensure truly professional results.

Lavishly illustrated and packed with important information, precise recipes for creating unique paint effects, and a complete source list, Debbie Travis' Painted House enables you to (almost) effortlessly achieve today's most sought-after decorative looks.

Barbara Dingle has written and edited extensively for the design and decorating market for fifteen years. She shares Travis' passion for painted finishes, and when not writing about them can be found transforming her own walls "with a bit of paint."
ISBN: 0609808168   Date Published on 7/9/2002

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