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Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes Total Hits - 1140  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes shows how to turn an ordinary room into a modern work of art. Paint is the hottest design trend today. Exciting color photographs display the ways to use the magic of paint to create drama, texture, detail, and illusion around the house whether doing-it-yourself of working with a contractor. Easy step-by-step instructions walk homeowners through the process, from mixing paints and glazes to applying the techniques for sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
ISBN: 1580111793   Date Published on 10/1/2004
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Faux Mosaics: Make 20 Stylish Paper Mosaics in 3 Simple Steps Total Hits - 953  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Create stunning mosaics without the mess of broken glass!

The magic of mosaics is easier than ever! Award-winning author Tera Leigh will help you recreate the look of traditional mosaic projects with innovative ideas using a variety of inexpensive materials. There’s no broken glass or messy grout to contend with!

The Faux Mosaic technique is completed in three easy steps:

1. Paint on your grout.

2. Create beautiful tiles using scrapbook paper, wallpaper, stamped paper, painted paper or even old holiday cards and glue them to the grout.

3. Glaze the tiles for a realistic shine.

Using this easy technique, you’ll learn to create 20 step-by-step projects using a variety of creative tiles and fun and functional surfaces. Decorate a necklace, jewelry box, coasters, memory book, napkin rings and more! These colorful, stylish projects can be completed by crafters of any age and skill level, and many can be done in less than two hours. The versatile techniques and materials allow you to apply amazing mosaic designs to virtually any surface, including terra-cotta pots and jewelry.

With Faux Mosaics, you’ll find all of the inspiration, instruction and ideas you need for beautiful designs to fit your personal style.

ISBN: 1581805659   Date Published on 7/1/2004
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Simple Trompe L'Oeil: 20 Stylish Projects Using Stencils and Faux Finishes Total Hits - 493  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Trompe l'oeil paint effects are among the most stunning and effective decorative treatments for walls, furniture and objects. The daunting idea of creating such breathtaking effects however, can be easy with the wealth of simple techniques and ideas provided here.

Decorative artist Mary MacCarthy explains the necessary stenciling techniques:

  • tracing and cutting stencils
  • using templates
  • mixing paints and making glazes and varnishes
  • painting with stencils
  • using different brushstrokes to create shading and perspective
  • creating the basic shapes of vases, plates and panels.

Through a series of 20 projects, she shows how easy it is to create extraordinary visual effects by using templates and repeating patterns and motifs, rather than trying to paint freehand. Faux finishes are equally simple to create and the combinations of stonework or woodgrain with stenciled motifs are stunning. Using ragging, dragging, stippling, and more, Mary MacCarthy progresses from simple mural painting to wood marquetry.

There are step-by-step instructions and photographs for a Delft tile backsplash, an Etruscan firescreen, a bamboo-effect sidetable; a marbled fireplace, chinoiserie plates, an alphabet block headboard, a scagliola work inlaid tabletop, Dado panels, and a picket-fence frieze that would be perfect for a hall or sunroom.

Template designs are provided and all the projects are accompanied by illustrative photography, comprehensive step-by-step instructions, hints and style idea sidebars and material lists. Simple Trompe L'Oeil is as easy to use as it is beautiful and inspiring.

ISBN: 1552096343   Date Published on 7/1/2001
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Painting & Decorating Cabinets and Chests Total Hits - 363  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These 15 projects, from classic to contemporary, make it easy for artists and decorative painters to render the outside of an ordinary box as special as what's stored inside! An array of stunning paint effects are featured with stop-by-step demonstrations of folk, stroke and decorative painting styles as well as several different faux finishes.
ISBN: 0891348042   Date Published on 12/1/1998
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The Art of Faux: The Complete Sourcebook of Decorative Painted Finishes Total Hits - 4984  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This collection of show-and-tell how-tos includes a marvelous range of surfaces, paints, tools, and procedures. The techniques shown simulate marble, wood, stone, leather, ceramic, and many other fascinating finishes. A basic instructional for beginners; a thorough reference for professionals. 350 color and 250 b&w illustrations.
ISBN: 0823008584   Date Published on 8/1/1997
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The Paint Effects Bible: 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes Total Hits - 3753  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Your Home a Living Canvas: Painting Murals & Faux Finishes on Any SurfaceTotal Hits - 3304  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Your Home a Living Canvas: Painting Murals & Faux Finishes on Any Surface
ISBN: 158180783X   Date Published on 6/25/2007
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Terrific Texture Techniques : Decorating with Dimensional FinishesTotal Hits - 1631  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Texture is one of the hottest trends in decorating, and with the complete program outlined here by Delta Technical Coatings-a widely recognized name in the crafts market--it's easy to achieve the wonderful faux-finish looks displayed in upscale home décor magazines. Striking photos showcase more than 30 projects large and small, ranging from entire rooms to gift ideas. A Selection of the Homestyle Book Club.
ISBN: 1402721447   Date Published on 2/1/2005
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Paint Cobblestone Cottages From Junk Jars: Decorative Faux Painting Total Hits - 1290  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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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Faux and Decorative Painting Total Hits - 1071  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (17)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Love the look of custom paint finishes? Don't have a clue how to start? Brush up on all the basics with Faux and Decorative Painting, a beginner's guide to the newest techniques in decorative painting. Get all the latest info on trendsetting colors and today's high-style finishes. The 225 how-to photos illustrate the most sought after techniques, from exotic-sounding faux bois and shar-pei to extremely subtle but dramatic effects. You don't need fancy equipment, either. Alternative applicators include cheesecloth, crumpled bags, sponges, and easily modified brushes. Special attention is devoted to large wall spaces to create a finish that's magically 'seamless' even when painted in sections. A great beginner's guide for masterpiece-quality results.
ISBN: 0376014105   Date Published on 6/1/2004

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