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Professional Painted Finishes Total Hits - 547  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Professionals and amateurs alike will be able to render beautiful painted finishes using the proven techniques in this book. Step-by-step instructions and over 500 full-color photographs show how to achieve exquisite effects. Over 55 glazing, marbling, and graining techniques are presented, each complete with a list of tools and materials.
ISBN: 0823044181   Date Published on 9/1/1991
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The Complete Book of Decorative Painting Total Hits - 264  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
ISBN: 0715312480   Date Published on 
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The Big Book of Decorative Painting: How to Paint If You Don't Know How-And How to Improve If You DoTotal Hits - 1132  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Decorative painting - the ornamentation of wood, tin, glass, paper, and other surfaces with painted designs - requires no previous artistic training or drawing skill. The Big Book of Decorative Painting contains invaluable information on this delightful and imaginative craft for artists and crafters at every level of experience: hesitant beginners looking for a thorough and reassuring step-by-step guide; "Sunday painters" who want to perfect their color mixing and brush control techniques; intermediate painters and accomplished fine artists who want to take their art in a new direction; teachers seeking a thoughtful manual, complete with a progressive curriculum and lessons for a range of skill levels. Using exercises to develop the skills necessary for working on and successfully completing projects, chapters on color mixing, brush control and loading, basic brushstrokes, paint application and blending, and surface preparation provide a strong foundation for the beginner and an excellent review for the experienced painter. Each motif in the four design categories - brushstrokes, fruits, vegetables, and florals - is covered in three skill levels: Quick and Easy, Intermediate, and Advanced. Every lesson includes: a list itemizing the required materials and skills; step-by-step instructions for the specific project's surface preparation, decorative painting, and finishing; a worksheet that provides a detailed breakdown of how to paint the major elements of the design; and a photograph of the completed project. Regardless of their ability, readers can get the most out of the book by mixing the patterns and lessons; for example, a beginner can use Quick and Easy techniques on Advanced-level patterns and projects. Information on lettering, special effects such as faux finishes, trompe l'oeil, and gold leaf, and finishing techniques is expanded in separate in-depth chapters. The concluding chapter on how to work with patterns includes the patterns for all the project
ISBN: 0823002659   Date Published on 5/1/1994
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Painted Illusions: Create Stunning Trompe L'Oeil Effects With Stencils Total Hits - 245  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Melanie Royals returns with more of the great techniques that made her first book, Trompe L'Oeil Murals Using Stencils, a must-have for anyone seeking to explore the intriguing possibilities of trompe l'oeil. Designed to be used by newcomers to the art and featuring sophisticated content that will captivate professionals, Painted Illusions includes:

* Step-by-step projects using stencil techniques so easy to master that even novices can paint beautiful faux finishes and trompe l'oeil images

* Inspiring photographs of completed projects and helpful hints for alternative applications

* A variety of possible effects, including inlaid wood, embroidered fabric, embossed leather, and decorative plaster moldings

With Painted Illusions, readers can make magic!

ISBN: 1581805489   Date Published on 9/2/2004
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Painting a World of Enchantment Total Hits - 234  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Imagine a dream world filled with witches, elves, fairies, flowers and storybook-like creatures--a world that Bobbie Takashima brings to life with her unique style of painting.

In 10 fantastic projects, readers will learn how to layer acrylics to give their paintings a vibrant illustrative quality. Once they learn Bobbie's simple-to-master techniques, from blending and glazing to dry brushing and handling color, the fully illustrated, step-by-step projects will help them achieve Bobbie's magical style in their own paintings.

Projects range from beginner to advanced and cover the major holidays and seasonal themes including Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, Christmas, Halloween and Easter. There are also projects for special occasions including weddings and birthdays. Each theme will include soft-stroke flowers, little critters and fairies.

ISBN: 1581800754   Date Published on 6/1/2002
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Paint Magic Total Hits - 224  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Paint Magic
ISBN: 0711218668   Date Published on 3/1/2003
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Decorative Painting Made Easy Total Hits - 250  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Painting techniques including frottage, wood grain, and crackling are presented in real room settings.

Full-size, half-page samples of 16 finishes allow readers to see how an application might look in their homes.

Features step-by-step instructions for each technique along with complete materials listings.

Provides additional information for choosing the right paint for a particular technique and the right technique for different decorating styles.

Decorative-painting techniques explained through detailed instructions and photography. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

ISBN: 0696217236   Date Published on 
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Recipes for Surfaces: Volume II : New and Exciting Ideas for Decorative Paint Finishes Total Hits - 407  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

This gourmet guide to home decoration picks up where its top-selling predecessor, Recipes for Surfaces, leaves off. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs and featuring more than thirty clear, concise recipes for everything from marble and metallic finishes to specialty finishes such as ragging, stenciling, and decoupage, Recipes for Surfaces Volume II helps you transform walls, doors, floors, and furniture into a visual feast.

  • Leopard skin stenciling

  • Brick Finish

  • Moire

  • Copper verdigris

  • Bronze verdigris

  • Red marble
ISBN: 0684801795   Date Published on 6/1/1995
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Trompe Loeil Interiors Total Hits - 210  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Trompe L'Oeil Interiors provides a hands-on approach to the tradition of using murals and painted illusions in interiors. For home decorators who want to create something unexpected or adventurous, this book gives clear, step-by-step instructions for carrying out a range of exciting trompe l'oeil projects in any room. Small stand-alone projects, such as marble blocks, vases, greenery and balustrades, serve as an introduction to the different elements of trompe l'oeil painting. More ambitious feature projects, such as a cloudy ceiling with greenery and birds, as well as a stone urn in a niche with a drape, demonstrate how basic techniques can be combined to create trompe l'oeil features with real impact. Inspirational photographs provide variations on each theme, encouraging readers to recombine the basic elements in their own way.
ISBN: 1581802137   Date Published on 3/1/2002
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Mood Indigo: Decorating with Rich, Dark Colors Total Hits - 277  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (6)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
These two books demonstrate the effective use of bold, dark, and vibrant color in interiors. Lee, interiors editor of the Times magazine of London, successfully shows that "dark colors don't have to be overpowering or somber they can be inviting and comforting." Although she begins with an overview of how light, texture, and tone can affect dark colors, most of her book is a gallery of photographs grouped by different colors and showing the use of each in a variety of interior design styles. The subtitle of Ferer and Palazzo's book is misleading. Rather than providing practical advice for modern decorating, the authors present bold, colorful, and eclectic examples of contemporary interior design by visiting the homes of celebrities and designers such as Bette Midler, Donna Karan, and Bill Blass. Purchase Mood Indigo for large interior design collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
ISBN: 0823031365   Date Published on 4/1/2001

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