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Decorative Painting 1-2-3Total Hits - 303  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Offers readers advice for paint selection, prep, and cleanup.

Helps give ordinary rooms show-home style.

ISBN: 0696213265   Date Published on 3/15/2002
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Flowers With a Painterly Touch Total Hits - 358  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Many decorative painters struggle to discover the secret to capturing soft, delicate-looking flowers with acrylics. Flowers with a Painterly Touch provides the instruction they need to create pretty flowers in a loose, impressionistic style.

Pat Wakefield begins with basic information about color and color mixing. She then guides readers step by step through projects that range from easy to challenging. She also provides extreme close-up photos that illustrate how to execute the strokes that form these beautiful, distinctive flowers.

Nine step-by-step projects demonstrate how to paint exquisite floral designs including poppies, roses, daisies, pansies, poinsettias, wildflowers, sunflowers and more on a variety of surfaces.

ISBN: 1581801211   Date Published on 2/1/2002
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Paint It!Total Hits - 292  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
If you love to paint or have always wanted to learn, try dozens of delightful projects on unique surfaces with the new techniques and step-by-step instructions in Paint It! published by Better Homes and Gardens (R).
ISBN: 0696212641   Date Published on 1/1/2002
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Country Living Country Paint: Traditional Decorative Paint Techniques Total Hits - 250  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Concentrating on American style, Country Living Country Paint inspires and encourages the reader to try all sorts of techniques in order to achieve the maximum in decorative results. The simple-to-execute ideas are accompanied by practical how-to's; along with these are guides that show how different paint finishes might translate into a complete decorative scheme. (color choices are tremendous, and the uses of color--how colors work, how colors work together, sources of inspiration for color--are explained clearly and concisely.

The projects are accessible for those with ordinary artistic capabilities, with some ambitious treatments to inspire the novice, and challenge the experienced. Paint is durable, washable, practical. It's quick and easy to use. By following the guidelines in this book, it can become the means to achieve a perfect look.

ISBN: 0688150993   Date Published on 12/31/2001
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Introduction to Practical Paint Effects Total Hits - 249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
“[This] perfect tool...begins with the basics such as color schemes, then moves on to techniques like marbling, ragging, stenciling and sponging. Also included are full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, a color wheel and design templates.”— “Even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before...simple instructions...will have you creating walls with wow in no time.”—Better Homes & Gardens
ISBN: 1856485978   Date Published on 12/31/2001
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Trompe L'oeil: Techniques & Projects Total Hits - 298  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Produce truly convincing fakes with an introduction to the skills, along with more than 400 color photographs and 100 templates and illustrations. Create the impression of woodgrain, stonework, grisaille, lace, fabric folds, and other 3-D effects. Build confidence, and sophistication, with projects large and small—including a permanent “checked tablecloth”; stone window frame and
view; Etruscan fresco; and Provençal mural.
ISBN: 1861082355   Date Published on 12/1/2001
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Decorative Painting Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Convincing Brushstrokes and Paint EffectTotal Hits - 318  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The only difficult thing about decorative painting is really believing in one's ability to do it. With this book and some practice, readers can become competent decorative painters--even if they have never picked up a brush before. By taking a structured approach to brushwork, designs can be mastered and embellished as skills are acquired. Readers will learn how to master a variety of techniques, including masking, sideloading, mopped shading, smoking, stenciling, tinting, crackling and decoupage. Over 50 step-by-step techniques, suitable for novice and advanced painters alike, ensure that any project can be tackled with success.
ISBN: 1581802528   Date Published on 11/1/2001
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Color for the Decorative Painter Total Hits - 311  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
"What color should I use?" is a question decorative painters ask themselves every day. With this guide they'll have the right answer, every time. Color for the Decorative Painter makes using color simple. Starting with the basic color wheel that shows how colors relate and react to one another, readers will learn how to achieve the effects they want, from the quiet serenity of a landscape, to the vibrant beauty of freshly cut flowers.

Best of all, this book is as fun as it is instructional, featuring ten step-by-step projects that illustrate color principles in action. As readers paint their favorite flowers, fruit or birds, they'll learn how to make color work the way they want it to. No second-guessing, just great-looking paintings and a whole lot of pleasure.

* The only full-size book on color theory for decorative painters
* 10 beautiful projects include clear, step-by-step photos and instruction
* Perfect for all beginner and intermediate decorative painters

ISBN: 1581800487   Date Published on 4/1/2001
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New Ways With Paint: Over 100 Techniques and Decorating Ideas for Walls, Floors, Fabrics, Furniture,Total Hits - 351  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Three simple sections put a fresh coat on designing with paint. "The Paints" details finishes, illustrating the qualities, appearances and possible uses of various paints. "Techniques" explores a range of textures and patterns, from the familiar stenciling and sponging to the more complex marbling, relief, color washing and woodgraining. Using the first two sections to achieve "The Look" is how your personal sense of style and inspiration from your surroundings will color your rooms. Whether you are an apartment or country dweller, prefer white-on-white or vibrant colors, graphic, floral or historical decorating schemes, New Ways With Paint will shape your signature designs.
ISBN: 1571452982   Date Published on 4/1/2001
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Painting Your Favorite Flowers: Step by Step Total Hits - 332  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Mary Wiseman teaches the art of decorative floral painting in a highly visual, stroke-by-stroke fashion that readers are sure to love. Her techniques are built on the basic elements of good painting: shapes, form, values and correct brushwork. She develops these elements by incorporating them into beautiful projects that ensure success--even for a complete beginner.

Each project teaches fundamental flower and foliage painting lessons, such as painting petals with flips and ruffles, painting white flowers, and combining flowers to create your own designs.

* Packed with clear, step-by-step photos and skill-building lessons
* 10 beautiful projects in acrylic--the most popular painting medium

ISBN: 158180024X   Date Published on 3/1/2001

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