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|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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|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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|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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|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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|This book brings together Gary Lord's popular series of instructional brochures into one handy, at-your-fingertips volume. Readers will discover 30 fantastic ways to put the finishing touches on a room, from simple projects any beginner can complete to more advanced projects for the serious do-it-yourselfer. Each step-by-step faux finish project is comprehensive and contains:
* A "shopping list" of materials, tools, and paint colors
* Paint color samples that readers can use to buy matching paint of their preferred brand
* Professional tips and advice on how to successfully complete the project
* Gorgeous full-color photos of the featured decorative finish
From start to finish, It's Faux Easy has everything readers need!
ISBN: 1581805543 Date Published on 12/1/2004
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|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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|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
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Wash a veil of color onto wood, marble
ize a table, or glaze a wall. This comprehensive guide shows how to create a variety of textured and faux finishes using latex paint
and easy-to-find tools. Age, crackle, and distress furniture
for an antique look--instantly! Add a touch of whimsy with stencils, or paint decorations. The 30 projects include a faux inlay camisole table; marbleized fireplace and matching woodwork; textured and ragged walls
in a formal living room
; an antique door with faux woodgrain; and a distressed cabinet. There's a display of entire room treatments, and over 75 pictures show you how to do the job. The author lives in Lilburn, GA. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11. NEW IN PAPERBACK.
ISBN: 080699441X Date Published on 12/31/1998