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Culled from the expert pages of Family Circle and Family Circle Home Crafts magazines, here are more than 100 fun and creative paint
ing projects. Refurbish a garage-sale find, express your style on an unfinished piece, and add pizzazz to almost any item using sponging, stenciling, distressing, striping, and other techniques. Turn a plain cabinet into an elegant sideboard using faux tortoise finishing. Add a feminine touch to a basic chest with stenciled roses. Go wild painting animal prints on boxes, flowerpots, and even an end table. Use chalkboard paint to give a child furniture
she can write on, and more!
ISBN: 1931543305 Date Published on 5/28/2004
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|Paint Cobblestone Cottages from Junk Jars Decorative Faux Painting on Glass Jars, Cobblestone Walls, Cement Patio Floors, Candy Jars, and Candle Holders. Finally, a craft, that is VERY simple and easy, yet unique and recycles your trash into teasure. |
ISBN: 0974174653 Date Published on 12/1/2003
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|Why create a single faux element a painted table, wallpaper, or window treatment when you can design an entire room in faux decor? This exciting book will enable home decorators and artists to swath their homes and workspaces in faux fashion without breaking the bank.
Sidebars and photographs illustrate how to fake it from floor to ceiling, with projects including special Gallic effects such as trompe l’oeil; glazing, marbling, and striping techniques for walls and ceilings; antique furniture look-alikes transformed from flea- market finds; floors that recall the cobblestone streets of New England; art prints and collectibles; accents such as fireplaces, trellises, and Brittany lace window treatments.
A fun and practical guide to decorating in the Faux Chic philosophy of style, color, comfort, and charm, this book will help readers transform ordinary living spaces into fabulous fake London flats, charming Tuscany farmhouses, and more.
Carol Endler Sterbenz is a well-known lifestyle author, syndicated columnist, and media personality. She is the author of more than 30 lifestyle and home-decorating books, including best-sellers like The Gnomes Book of Christmas Crafts and American Country Folk Crafts. She was founding editor-in-chief of Handcraft Illustrated, a leading home decorating and craft publication. She lives in New York City.
Genevieve A. Sterbenz is a professional designer. She is the author of 5 home-decorating and craft books, has written for leading trade publications, and has worked as creative consultant and photo stylist for the nationally syndicated column "By Hand." Currently a spokesperson for Krylon’s Home Décor and Kid’s Tuff Paint, she lives in Manhattan.
ISBN: 1564969592 Date Published on 4/1/2003
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|Home based business popularity is at an all time high. Skilled decorative painters considering going into business now have an instruction guide to ease the transition. Teresa Van De Veere Pratt, an expert in the field of faux finishing, shares her generous knowledge of the business in this detailed book. From faux finishing techiques to necessary tools to sample contracts and how to attract customers, this reference walks readers through the essential steps needed to start and keep running their own faux finishing business.|
ISBN: 0873494938 Date Published on 3/1/2003
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A library of faux finishes in a pocket-sized edition wiro-bound designed to lay flat. Each of the 100 recipes are fully described
with detailed instructions, an ingredients list, and illustrated with a photo of the finish, plus step-by-step illustrations.
ISBN: 1552977188 Date Published on 2/1/2003
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Patterns for more than two-dozen projects include color guides, methods for applying lead strips, and instructions for preparing and paint
ing Tiffany-like florals, classic cameos, and Victorian designs. Liven up a child’s room with playful kites and kittens, decorate your kitchen
with fruit motifs, or create a sunflower suncatcher...in minutes, no glass cutting required.
ISBN: 1402701276 Date Published on 10/26/2002
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|Dress up a piece of furniture or customize your home with unique painting and faux finishes using the ideas and tips in Ortho’s All About Decorative Painting, published by Meredith Books (R). |
ISBN: 0897214692 Date Published on 1/1/2002
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|As practical as it is inspirational, this guide is destined to become a decorative painting classic. It's packed with solutions to a range of painting challenges, covering everything from surface preparation to floating techniques to finishing. Information is presented in an easy-to-reference, question & answer scenario, so artists can find the help they need--fast. Full-color, step-by-step instruction clearly illustrates dozens of easy painting techniques. Painters will find complete answers to questions like these: * I can't draw a straight line. How can I paint? * I can't get the paint to go on smoothly. How do I prepare this surface? * My brushstrokes look wobbly. Help! * Where can I find ideas and inspiration? * How do I make my project look special? This guide leaves nothing to chance. It even features tips and techniques for making the most of classes and seminars, as well as a list of major conventions worldwide.|
ISBN: 1581800622 Date Published on 10/1/2001