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 Maggie Colvin's Fabulous Fakes This superb book presents a range of stunning projects for transforming the home, using paint effects, the simplest of trompe l'oeil techniques, and stenciling for professional, eye-catching results. The 20 complete, step-by-step projects cover a wide range of themes including creating realistic wood and marble effects, painting trompe l'oeil rugs and bookshelves or a Greek-style balcony with fabulous views. Tips are included on how to create realistic shadows, incorporate existing architectural details and add embellishments for striking results.
  Date Published 5/1/2002

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Rated By: "heathertons"
From: Los Angeles, CA
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Comments: A book to get you started in Decorative painting!
I will tell you the title will throw you off. But this book shows you how to Tromple L'oeil, Stencil, Faux finish, & Paint effects.There are about 20 projects & with about 3 to 4 pictures showing how to do each step from start to finish.They have motifts(tracings) you can enlarge to use as a stencil.I'm using the darling cat looking out the window in my kitchen.

They also tell you about supplies ,& the paint colors you need. If you want to try your hand in the finishes. I think all you would need, would be your tools,paint and this book. This book has projects from walls, floors & furniture. This is in all-in-one book in Decorative finishes!