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Paintwork (Inspirations)Total Hits - 176  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
ISBN: 1842153773   Date Published on 8/1/2001
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Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses : Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883Total Hits - 485  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This rare book by two respected architects invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew “white houses with green blinds” and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. In an introductory section, the authors explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. The architectural drawings in the 20 beautiful color plates—each accompanied by a detailed explanation—show how color schemes work on the exteriors of specific houses. 20 color plates.
ISBN: 0486417743   Date Published on 7/3/2001
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Interiors in Color: An Inspirational Guidebook For Color at HomeTotal Hits - 186  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Interiors in Color
ISBN: 1564968243   Date Published on 7/1/2001
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Paint Alchemy: Recipes for Making and Adapting Your Own Paint for Home DecoratingTotal Hits - 979  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Since antiquity, artists have mixed pigments and secret ingredients together to create textured paint with particular sheen and luminosity. Achieve that same wizardry by unlocking the secrets of paint alchemy. Mix and transform your own paints to invent colors just for you and your home--at a fraction of the cost of store-bought cans. More than 50 unique recipes, each illustrated with a swatch showing the finished paint and enchanting interior photographs, demystify the complex principles of paint formulation. Special sections offer information on how to grind pigments, basic rules for safe handling of materials, organic pigments, and how to give your paint distinct characteristics--more or less intensity, for example--as well as exciting ideas for alternative recipes and inspirational suggestions for devising unusual paint effects. Concoct a batch of Mellow Silk, Translucent Veil, Gold Varnish, or any of the other brews, and stir up some magic in your home.
ISBN: 185585886X   Date Published on 6/30/2001
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The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook: Over 100 Inspirational Recipes for Dyeing and Decorating Total Hits - 194  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you want to give fabrics that personal touch, you can't do without this vital tool that covers everything from traditional vat coloring to tie-dying, as well as innovative contemporary methods involving photocopiers, foil, and latex. Jam-packed with handy tips from a leading expert in textile dyeing and decoration, it describes the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments, and paints. Color strip, screen or block print, do Indonesian batik, smoke stencil, and so much more, with over 100 inspirational, beautifully photographed recipes for dyeing and patterning fabric, a comprehensive techniques section, and symbols that quickly convey a recipe's difficulty, preparation time, process, and type of dye required. And a handy color key system instantly identifies the best material for each procedure!
ISBN: 1855858797   Date Published on 6/30/2001
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Joy to the World: Painting Holiday Heirlooms Total Hits - 861  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With these nine step-by-step projects from renowned decorative painter John Gutcher, readers will learn how to paint their favorite Christmas themes, including Santas, angels, elves and more, on everything from glittering ornaments to festive albums.

Giving them the flexibility to paint in either acrylics or oils, John provides plenty of practical guidance for choosing supplies, mixing colors, creating values, and mastering the basics of portrait painting. He even makes learning those tricky details simple with special tips for painting fur, richly textured clothing and realistic flesh tones.

* Holiday themes are extremely popular among decorative painters
* Includes 9 fun, fabulous step-by-step projects
* Perfect for holiday gifts!
* Includes detailed instruction in the basics of portraiture

ISBN: 158180105X   Date Published on 6/1/2001
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Painting Skills Total Hits - 275  |  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 6/1/2001
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The Painted Ceiling: Over 100 Original Designs and Details Total Hits - 392  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In The Painted Ceiling, Graham Rust shares his secrets for creating a wide range of painted ceilings: daytime and nighttime skies; birds and animals; cloud formations; rustic schemes featuring flower-decked trellises; trompe loeil architectural details such as plasterwork, paneling, and coffering; simple geometric patterns; and allegorial scenes in a grand manner. He also explains how to choose just the right design for the area you wish to paint.
ISBN: 0821226894   Date Published on 5/1/2001
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Mood Indigo: Decorating with Rich, Dark Colors Total Hits - 272  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These two books demonstrate the effective use of bold, dark, and vibrant color in interiors. Lee, interiors editor of the Times magazine of London, successfully shows that "dark colors don't have to be overpowering or somber they can be inviting and comforting." Although she begins with an overview of how light, texture, and tone can affect dark colors, most of her book is a gallery of photographs grouped by different colors and showing the use of each in a variety of interior design styles. The subtitle of Ferer and Palazzo's book is misleading. Rather than providing practical advice for modern decorating, the authors present bold, colorful, and eclectic examples of contemporary interior design by visiting the homes of celebrities and designers such as Bette Midler, Donna Karan, and Bill Blass. Purchase Mood Indigo for large interior design collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 0823031365   Date Published on 4/1/2001
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Paint Effects: A Practical Guide Total Hits - 222  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Paint Effects: A Pactical Guide
ISBN: 079814100X   Date Published on 3/30/2001

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