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Priscilla Hauser's Book of Fruits and Berries Total Hits - 129  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Priscilla Hauser, the "first lady" of decorative painting, gives readers all the advice they need to capture the colors and textures of their favorite fruits and berries, including lemons, strawberries, pears, plums, blackberries, apples, holly, pine sprigs and mistletoe. Starting with an overview of general supplies, she then moves on to the basics, addressing everything from preparing the surface to loading brushes with paint.

Next, Priscilla guides painters through nine wonderful projects--each one thoroughly illustrated with detailed, step-by-step photos that enable them to copy her every stroke. They'll learn to paint fruits and berries on everything from wooden plates and bowls to mini wheelbarrows, candles and more!

* Priscilla Hauser is one of the most well-known and respected decorative artists and teachers in the world
* 9 beautiful projects include clear, step-by-step photos and instructions

ISBN: 1581800703   Date Published on 3/1/2001
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Outdoor Paint Effects Total Hits - 301  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Now you can transform garden furniture, ornaments, and accessories using a wide range of painting techniques adapted for outdoor durability! OUTDOOR PAINT EFFECTS takes well-known and contemporary techniques and adapts them using durable exterior paints and varnishes to create a new genre of decoration for the garden. From the smallest terra-cotta pot to a full-size garden shed, this book demonstrates techniques suitable for wood, metal, plastic, and stone surfaces. A "Getting Started" section discusses everything you need to know about preparing old and new surfaces, as well as the products used in the projects, including exterior paints and varnishes, glazes, and gilding materials. Seventeen projects demonstrate a wide range of fabulous effects that can be used to transform your outdoors, including imitating stones (such as sandstone and marble), aging techniques, patinas, freehand painting, and stamping. Both the beginning and the experienced decorative painter will find this book visually appealing and full of ideas.

Here are a few reasons you'll love owning this book:

**It demonstrates a wide range of techniques for creating fabulous effects for your outdoors, such as imitating stones and stamping.
**Offers many unique techniques not taught in other books, such as wax resist and weathered-lead effects.
**Leverages the current trend in garden and patio decorating. Garden centers and craft stores carry hundreds of items suitable for painting with any of these techniques.
**Includes a source list to help readers purchase any specialty products used in the techniques; however, most supplies are readily available in craft stores, paint stores, or Do-It-Yourself home centers.

ISBN: 0865731667   Date Published on 1/1/2001
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The Trompe L'Oeil Home Total Hits - 496  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Trompe L'oeil Home
ISBN: 0823054462   Date Published on 1/1/2001
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Recipes for Paint Effects Total Hits - 882  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The inspirational companion for every creative home decorator.
ISBN: 075480609X   Date Published on 11/25/2000
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2001 National Painting Cost Estimator Total Hits - 158  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
2001 National Painting Cost Estimator
ISBN: 157218096X   Date Published on 11/1/2000
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Decorating Country Style: A Complete Guide to Paint Effects and StencillingTotal Hits - 227  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Presents the home decorator with an exciting array of colors, accessories, and paint effects for creating attractive interiors with a country flair.
ISBN: 1558705740   Date Published on 10/1/2000
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Decorating With Color: Inspired Ideas for Your Home Total Hits - 217  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Discover dozens of imaginative ways to combine colors, creating schemes to suit every mood and every room. This inspiring guide will easily allow you to add character that reflects your individual taste and style to every room in your house.

Armed with the basics of color theory, you'll be ready to create a variety of painting techniques, including sponging, stippling, rag rolling, and dragging, creating a rainbow of effects -- all demonstrated in step-by-step detail. Full-size stencil patterns allow you to use your own inspiration, including ornamental effects that accentuate or complement distinctive features of a room.

By revealing all the potential uses of color in creating a decor, Decorating with Color helps you bring out the best in your home.

ISBN: 1558705732   Date Published on 10/1/2000
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Paint Makeovers for the Home: Decorative, Easy-To-Follow Paint-Effect Projects for Every RoomTotal Hits - 187  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Paint Makeovers for Your Home
ISBN: 1842153269   Date Published on 10/1/2000
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Modern Paint Effects: A Guide to Contemporary Paint Finishes from Inspiration to Technique Total Hits - 199  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Modern Paint Effects is a colorful exploration of the newest paint products and how to use them to achieve exciting effects in the home.

Illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned full color photographs, Modern Paint Effects is materials-based and technique-oriented and opens with a detailed examination of the newest materials:
Pearlized Paint; Matte Paint; Glossy Glaze Paint; Metallic Paint; Sparkly Paint; Graphite Paint; Mid-sheen Paint; Marmorino.

Annie Sloan then demonstrates various decorative techniques using the new paint products, suggesting innovative applications and dynamic color combinations including:
Colorwashing; Sparkle paint; Combing; Sponge rollers; Dragging; Spotted stone; Glazing checks; Stamping; Hand-painted stripes; Stencilling and reverse stencilling; High gloss paints; Incising; Stippling; Masking; Using a long-pile roller; Matte paints; Using crackle medium; Rubbing back; Using pattern and (distressing) texture; Semi gloss paints
and many more.

A glossary and a list of suppliers of these new products round out this excellent and inspirational decorating resource.

ISBN: 155209488X   Date Published on 9/2/2000
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Colors for Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating ColorsTotal Hits - 560  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (20)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Colors for Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating Colors
ISBN: 189212338X   Date Published on 9/1/2000

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