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Decorative Painting Made Easy

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Techniques including frottage, wood grain, and crackling presented in real room settings. Full-size, half-page samples of 16 finishes. Step-by-step instructions for each technique plus materials listings. 27 decorative painting techniques explained.
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Overview

Techniques including frottage, wood grain, and crackling presented in real room settings. Full-size, half-page samples of 16 finishes. Step-by-step instructions for each technique plus materials listings. 27 decorative painting techniques explained.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780696217234
  • Publisher: Meredith Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/2003
  • Series: Better Homes and Gardens Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Part 1 How to Use This Book 4
Part 2 Choosing Colors with Confidence 6
Part 3 Before you Paint 16
Part 4 Technique Primer 24
Section 1 Create Texture with Glazes 26
Colorwashing 32
Fresco 38
Denim 42
Dragging (Strie) 46
Linen 50
Leather 56
Frottage 60
Ragging 64
Sponging 70
Combing: Pinstripes, Moire, and Burlap 76
Section 2 All in Good Measure 84
Stripes 86
Blocks, Checks, and Grids 94
Diamonds 106
Plaids 112
Section 3 Techniques with Specialty Tools 116
Calligraphy 118
Hand-Painted Motifs 122
Stamping 128
Stenciling 134
Marbling 146
Wood Graining 150
Distressing 154
Crackling 160
Whitewashing 164
Double-Brush and Double-Roll 168
Recessed Details 172
Decoupage 178
Torn Paper 184
Gredits and Resources 188
Index 192
Technique Glossary 193
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