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Decorating Furniture: Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects
     

Decorating Furniture: Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects

by Sheila McGraw
 

Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs to guide you. The book features:

    Stenciling
  • stencil patterns included
  • cutting stencils
  • new techniques — free form and reverse-stenciling, stenciling with metallic leaf
  • transfers for intricate images

Overview

Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs to guide you. The book features:

    Stenciling
  • stencil patterns included
  • cutting stencils
  • new techniques — free form and reverse-stenciling, stenciling with metallic leaf
  • transfers for intricate images

    Paint Treatments

  • sponging, smooshing and other textures
  • crackle
  • metallics and patinas
  • all about paint and craft supplies and their properties

    Block Printing

  • how to make block prints
  • all about paints and glazes
  • rustic prints
  • borders and vines
  • printing on stained wood
  • printing on a painted background

    Also included: a full section on making and repairing chair seats and cushions

Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects is part of a four book series on Decorating Furniture based on Sheila McGraw's highly successful Painting & Decorating Furniture (pb: 1-55209-380-8) that has sold over 40,000 copies. Booklist called this volume "Quite probably the best general instruction on furniture decoration that exists."

With these four books as guides, anyone can decorate furniture like a professional. Each book contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs. The extensive range of projects and techniques provides something for every taste. Other books in the series are Antique and Country Paint
Projects
(pb: 1-55297-615-7); Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects (pb: 1-55297-616-5); Texture, Paint, Ornament and Mosaic Projects (pb: 1-55297-618-1).

Editorial Reviews

Indianapolis Star
Whether you're a novice looking for basic instruction or a pro seeking inspirations, this book will teach and inspire.
Country Almanac - Jim Carlson
Individually or as a set, these books will serve as a resource and inspiration for home decorators.
Arts and Crafts
Step-by-step instructions and beautiful, close-up photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552976173
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/07/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

The most original and imaginative ideas are made easy with these masterly guides to decorating furniture. Sheila McGraw, an illustrator and designer, is an avid home sewer, decorator and painter. She has written six craft books, including Papier-Mache for Kids, a best-seller that won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award, and illustrated Robert Munsch's international best-seller Love You Forever. She lives near Toronto.

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