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Decorative Painter's Guide to Fruits and Flowers Total Hits - 334  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With its specialized focus on the decorative artist's favorite motifs, fruits and flowers, this book shows both oil and acrylic painters how to master painting on wood, tin, paper, and other surfaces. 200 color illustrations.
ISBN: 0823012808   Date Published on 1/1/1999
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Decorative Paint Projects Total Hits - 317  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative Paint Projects offers a wealth of ideas on how to transform inexpensive furniture and accessories at minimal cost, using a comprehensive range of different paint techniques to decorate items around the home. Popular techniques such as distressing and stencilling are included, as well as some of the more unusual ones, such as tarnishing, lacquering, and creating mock animal hides. The projects are divided into two sections. Part 1 looks at rejuvenating old or plain furniture in each room of the home, from an elegant marquetry dining table to a rustic country-style dresser. Part 2 includes projects for smaller furnishing items, giving advice on how to work with a range of surfaces.
ISBN: 1858338522   Date Published on 9/1/1998
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Decorative Painting: Flowers and Finishes Total Hits - 261  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative Painting: Flowers and Finishes
ISBN: 0855328665   Date Published on 9/1/1998
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Painting & Decorating Frames Total Hits - 273  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Turn ordinary, inexpensive frames into one-of-a-kind works of art. From simple and understated to bold and elegant, 15 different techniques are featured, including paper craft, decoupage, gilding, stencilling, tiling and stamping. Artists can customize each frame simply by changing color schemes or patterns to create a range of decorative effects.
ISBN: 0891348034   Date Published on 7/1/1998
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Paint Effects: 25 Decorative Projects for the Home Total Hits - 295  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This exciting series of design books presents a fresh, contemporary look at popular and traditional design and craft techniques. Each book in the Inspirations Series contains over 20 original projects to enhance the home, shown in easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs
ISBN: 1859676022   Date Published on 2/1/1998
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The North Light Book of Creative Paint Finishing Techniques: Transform Your HomeTotal Hits - 233  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is another addition to the long list of decorative painting books, of which Jocasta Innes's Applied Artistry (LJ 1/96) and Annie Sloan's Decorative Paint Effects (LJ 1/97) are among the best. Bradshaw, who is a professional decorative painter, gives clear, well-illustrated instructions to various techniques such as decoupage, gilding, and stenciling along with photographs of how the effects look in finished rooms. Since instructions for each technique are required to fit into a standard two-page format, some of the more complicated techniques are too simplified. Buy where the Innes and Sloan books have been popular.
ISBN: 0891348239   Date Published on 2/1/1998
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Decorative Paint Recipes : A Step-by-Step Guide to Finishing Touches for Your HomeTotal Hits - 275  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A perfect companion to the phenomenal bestseller Paint Recipes, Decorative Paint Recipes shows how to use basic techniques to create fun and sophisticated trims, patterns, and embellishments. Filled with inspirational photos and helpful illustrations, this no-nonsense guide to inexpensive flourish and finesse lets anyone bring a fresh new look to virtually any surface--from walls to rocking chairs to wainscotting. Easy instructions include step-by-step directions, illustrated examples, and complete details about tools, materials, techniques, and color. With a wipe-off vinyl cover for easy cleanup, nearly 150 individual paint effects, and dozens of stenciling motifs, Decorative Paint Recipes provides both instruction and inspiration for the home artist in us all.
ISBN: 0811818489   Date Published on 10/1/1997
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Kevin McClouds Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques Total Hits - 1573  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (12)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Kevin McCloud has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative decorators working today. In this exciting book, he breaks new ground on the subject of paint and decorative techniques. From information on essential colors and the use of different paints, to an unequaled step-by-step section on a vast range of decorating techniques, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is a definitive guide to the subject, showing how to decorate any home with originality and style.

From the earthy hues of Italian farmhouses to the cool elegance of Scandinavian interiors, color has always played a crucial role in decorative schemes. In the first section of the book a unique cut-out color selector illustrates the eight essential earth colors on the decorator's palette and shows how to create and combine them successfully by clever intermixing of pigments. These essential colors, together with five secondary colors, are then used in the techniques throughout the book, so that all the stunning decorative effects can be easily recreated.

The techniques section that follows contains instructions and step-by-step photographs for more than 35 glorious decorative effects, plus countless variations. They range from more familiar techniques such as colorwashing and antiquing to exciting new effects such as cissing paint, which creates a play of light between a matte and a glossy surface by brushing an emulsion of acrylic paint over a dry coat of gloss. Each technique contains a list of essential ingredients, step-by-step photographs and a close-up of the finished surface or object. All elements of the home are covered, from walls, floors, and woodwork to furnishings and even individual objects such as lamp bases and picture frames. As well as the basic technique, further swatches illustrate a range of alternative colorways. Many of the effects featured in the book can be equally at home in contemporary or historical, sophisticated or informal settings, and to illustrate this versatility further, inspirational photographs show the techniques in different settings.

With more than 400 color photographs, Kevin McCloud's Complete Book of Paint and Decorative Techniques is an unrivaled reference. Whether you want to revamp a dull room, devise a striking color scheme, or restore your home in accurate period detail, this book has the information and inspiration you need.

ISBN: 0684874342   Date Published on 5/1/1997
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Acrylic Decorative Painting Techniques: Discover the Secrets of Successful Decorative PaintingTotal Hits - 312  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This comprehensive book gives stroke-by-stroke instruction for successful decorative painting - the basics and beyond. All the basic decorative painting techniques are explained with easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Then more advanced techniques are demonstrated such as color blocking, wash and line work. Whatever your level of expertise, the clear three-step picture panels for each stroke and technique will help you gain the confidence and fluidity of brushstroke to create beautiful results. Take advantage of the author's extensive teaching experience in giving excellent practical advice on all aspects of decorative painting - from the application and execution of strokes, through to the useful notes on care of equipment and how to set up a workshop.
ISBN: 0891347836   Date Published on 3/1/1997
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Paint & Paper (Pleasures of Home Series)Total Hits - 909  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Easy to apply, decorative paint finishes and paper effects can add color, texture, and character to any surface—at an incredibly affordable price. Even a beginner can master a wide range of techniques, including decoupage, wood graining, tortoiseshelling, color washing, sponging, lapis lazuli, gilding, trompe l'oeil, and more. 128 pages (all in color), 9 3/4 X 9 3/4.
ISBN: 0304346284   Date Published on 3/1/1997

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