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Transform an ordinary room into a masterpiece with decorative finishes, such as marbling, stenciling, sponging, glazing, and more. 300 full-color photos.
ISBN: 1580110649 Date Published on 7/28/1999
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|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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|With over 300,000 copies sold, Paint Recipes and Decorative Paint Recipes are required reading for anyone decorating with paint. Now The Complete Book of Paint combines the best of both books into one oversized easy reference guide. It offers over 70 painting techniques and finishes designed for walls, floors, and furniture—from stenciling, sponging, and stippling, to colorwashing, gilding, and bordering. Creative ideas for 18 weekend projects, plus in-depth guidance on selecting materials and preparing surfaces, are all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructional photographs. Readers will master the skills necessary to convert a dining room into a charming French bistro with the use of stencils or transform a second-hand dining set into an elegant antique by applying a luminescent, oil-based crackle. Packed with accessible information suitable for beginners and experts alike, hundreds of clever ideas will have DIY-ers creating unique looks in no time. This inspiring book, a brush, and a few cans of paint are all anyone needs to color their world. |
ISBN: 0811849473 Date Published on 2/1/2005
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ing techniques...illustrated here include sponged, marble
d, rag-rolled, stippled, and stenciled walls
, and faux tortoiseshell and malachite surfaces...with step-by-step instructions for mastering each technique....Written in a chatty, familiar style, this manual can be considered a basic sourcebook, containing tips on preparation, systematic advice, and sufficient information on tools, paint products, and glaze recipes to undertake a variety of projects."--Booklist. 96 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 11.
ISBN: 185368306X Date Published on 12/31/1996
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|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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Stencilling: A Harrowsmith Guide, complete with clear illustrations and photographs, presents foolproof instructions for beginners. It combines step-by-step exercises along with a range of specific projects for all levels of skill.
ISBN: 0920656099 Date Published on 11/1/1989
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|No matter which brand of paints a decorative painter uses, projects detailed in pattern books will frequently list colors not readily available-colors which often must be matched for the project to turn out just right.
Back and better than ever, this indispensable, best-selling guide offers a simple solution to these color matching dilemmas, eliminating the need to buy a lot of new paint. Using the patented Tru-Color System, it allows painters to create any project using paints they already have-regardless of the brand used by the original artist.
Following an easy-to-reference alphabetical format, decorative painters can quickly match all the colors of the most popular acrylic brands, including Americana, Ceramcoat, Folk Art, Jo Sonja and 1837 Legacy (plus four oil brands, including Archival, Prima, Rembrandt and Winsor Newton). Where a perfect match is not available, a specific mix is provided. It's a truly revolutionary guide.
• Now includes 20% more oil and acrylic conversions • Saves decorative painters valuable time and money • Enables users to cross match colors among all major brands • Features more than 350 exact color swatches
ISBN: 0967772710 Date Published on 5/1/2002
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|The classic combination of blue and white adds vibrancy to your home. See how effective it can be in every room with easy-to make projects that even a novice can accomplish—from simple borders for curtains to hand-painted china, from block-printing on walls to a patchwork quilt. Simply elegant, with a pinch of charm. "...a hardworking book chock-full of do-it-yourself projects for every room in your house....classic and versatile..."—Decorating. 128 pages (100 in color), 20 b/w illus., 9 1/2 X 9 3/4.|
ISBN: 0304346357 Date Published on 4/1/1996
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|Learn how to do stylish surface finishes for walls, ceilings, floors, and furnishings. Includes color-washing and shading, sponging, rag rolling, decorative moldings, and more. Also includes sections on tiling and wallpapering. Contains more than 270 illustrations and photographs. |
ISBN: 1880029847 Date Published on 12/1/1996
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|Now anyone can change the look of their home in a day or less! This new series makes it easy with quick, inexpensive ideas perfect for readers decorating their homes for the first time. Each title is packed with practical advice and inspirational photos that illustrate 100 great design ideas.
Full-color spreads showcase each gorgeous finished project, while step-by-step instructions ensure their easy completion. Readers will also find "quick fix" pages throughout--ideas that can be used to improve the look of any room instantly, along with inspirations for giving every room a creative finishing touch. It's just what they need to make every last detail perfect.
ISBN: 1558706283 Date Published on 8/1/2002