Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Paint Effects: Over 120 Fabulous Projects and 1000 Photographs - the Complete Practical Guide and Ideas Book for Decorating Your Home with Special Finishes, Including Step-by-Step Instructions for Guaranteed Results


Techniques and ideas for decorating every kind of surface, from walls and floors to furniture, furnishings,fittings, objects and ornaments.

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Techniques and ideas for decorating every kind of surface, from walls and floors to furniture, furnishings,fittings, objects and ornaments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754816157
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/25/2006
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
The decorative use of painting 8
Using Colour 14
Colour terminology 16
Density of colour 18
Colour and light 19
Colour and texture 20
Natural shades 21
Colour groups 22
Yellow, orange and red 24
Pink, lilac and peach 27
Blues and greens 28
Decorating Schemes 30
Choosing a scheme 32
Where to use special effects 36
Getting Started 38
Painting materials 40
Stencilling materials 42
Stamping materials 44
Painting equipment 46
Stencilling equipment 48
Stamping equipment 50
Paint removal 52
Surface preparation 54
Using brushes and rollers 56
Painting techniques 58
Stencilling techniques 60
Stamping techniques 65
Stamp effects 70
Creating the Effects 72
Basic finishes 74
Colourwashing 75
Sponging 79
Dragging 82
Dry brushing 84
Stippling 86
Roller fidgeting 88
Ragging 90
Combing 92
Frottage 94
Spattering 96
Distressing 98
Ageing and antiquing 102
Wood washing (wood staining) 106
Basket weave 108
Crackle glaze 110
Lacquering 112
Gilding 114
Stained glass 116
Faux finishes 118
Birdseye maple 119
Oak 120
Mahogany 122
Beech 123
Pine 124
Burr walnut 126
Malachite 128
Agate 129
Stone blocking 130
Granite 133
Tortoiseshell 134
Lapis lazuli 136
Wrought iron 138
Copper 139
Pewter 140
Steel 142
Aged bronze 144
Leather 146
Bambooing 148
Marbling 150
Floating marble 152
Verdigris 154
Faux plaster 156
Animal prints 158
Trompe l'oeil doorway 161
Trompe l'oeil panelling 164
Trompe l'oeil sky 166
Tartan (plaid) 168
Paint Effects Projects 170
Rough Plaster Colourwash 172
Diamond-stencilled Wall 174
Limewashed Wall 177
Fresco Effect 180
Egyptian Bathroom 182
Neo-classical Bathroom 186
Misty Lilac Stripes 190
Red-panelled Wall 194
Two-tone Rollered Wall 197
Stone Wall 200
Japanese Living Room 204
Church Hallway 208
Colonial Living Room 212
Manhattan Dining Room 216
Seaside Kitchen 220
Tartan (Plaid) Study 224
Potting Shed 228
Wax-resist Shutters 232
Kitchen Tiles 235
Frottage Hallway 238
Vinegar-glazed Floorcloth 241
Combed Check Floor 244
Distressed Table Top 248
Dry-brushed Chair 251
Grained Door 254
Scandinavian Door Panels 256
Indian Bedhead 258
Harlequin Screen 262
Grained Window Frame 266
Crackle-glaze Picture Frame 268
Sponged Lamp Base 272
Crackle-glaze Planter 276
Scandinavian Table 278
Stencilling Projects 282
Pennsylvania-Dutch Tulips 284
Through the Grapevine 288
Renaissance Art 292
Rope and Shells 296
Heraldic Dining Room 300
Celestial Cherubs 304
Folk Art Wall 308
Star Bathroom 310
Seashore Bathroom Set 312
Greek Urns 315
Making Sandcastles 318
Flag Stencils 322
Child's Seaside Room 324
Painted Drawers 328
Train Toy Box 331
Geometric Floor Tiles 334
Trompe l'Oeil Plates 338
French Country Kitchen 342
Fifties Rose Cushions 346
Organza Cushion 348
Tablecloth and Napkins 351
Dragonfly Curtain 354
Rainforest Curtains 357
Seashell Beach Bag 360
Elizabethan Lampshade 362
Leafy Picture Frames 364
Citrus Fruit Tray 366
Tray of Autumn Leaves 368
Gilded Candles 371
Frosted Vases 374
Art Nouveau Hatbox 377
Snowflake Gift Wrap 380
Stamping Projects 382
Santa Fe Living Room 384
Scandinavian Bedroom 388
Art Nouveau Roses 392
Plaster Wall Treatment 396
Gothic Dining Room 400
Rose Breakfast Room 404
Grapevine Frieze and Glasses 408
Provencal Kitchen 412
Tuscan Frieze 416
Flower Pot Frieze 420
Medieval Hallway 424
Mexican Hallway 428
Moorish Tile Effect 432
Scandinavian Bedroom 436
Country Grandeur Bedroom 440
Country Quilt Frieze 444
Animal Frieze 448
Decorated Tiles 452
Sailing Boat Frieze 456
Country Kitchen 460
Folk Coffee Canister 464
Egyptian Table Top 466
Spotted Flower Pots 468
Strawberry Fruit Basket 470
Herb Box 473
Folk-art Chair 476
Stamped Wrapping Paper 479
Indian Velvet Cushion 482
Rose Cushions 484
Seashore Throw 486
Starfish Hand Towels 488
Vineyard Table Napkins 489
Templates 490
Index 507
Suppliers 512
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