Faux and Decorative Painting: 37 Quick and Easy Latex Painting Techniques

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Overview

Love the look of custom paint finishes? Don't have a clue how to start? Brush up on all the basics with Faux and Decorative Painting, a beginner's guide to the newest techniques in decorative painting. Get all the latest info on trendsetting colors and today's high-style finishes. The 225 how-to photos illustrate the most sought after techniques, from exotic-sounding faux bois and shar-pei to extremely subtle but dramatic effects. You don't need fancy equipment, either. Alternative applicators include cheesecloth, crumpled bags, sponges, and easily modified brushes. Special attention is devoted to large wall spaces to create a finish that magically "seamless" even when painted in sections. A great beginner's guide for masterpiece-quality results.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780376014108
  • Publisher: Oxmoor House
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Basics 7
Tools and materials 8
About primer and paint 12
Painting how-tos 13
About glazes and top coats 16
Glazing how-tos 17
Choosing colors 20
Inspiring ideas 24
Techniques 35
Antique glazing 36
Parchment 40
Deep-toned parchment 44
Multicolor faux 47
Aged walls 50
Cloudy skies 54
Leather 57
Chamois 60
Aged bronze 62
Porcelain crackle 66
Copper patina 68
Venetian plaster 71
Venetian plaster diamonds 74
Powder pigments 78
Stone blocks 81
Strie 84
Strie stripes 86
Plaid 88
Horizontal stripes 91
Opalescent stripes 94
One-color fresco 96
Terra fresco 98
Sharpei 100
Papier colle 103
Textured imprints 106
Bas relief 109
Denim 112
Taffeta 115
Wildflower stamps 118
Allover stencil 121
Petroglyph walls 124
Floating stencil 128
Lime paint 130
Color blocks 136
Color blending 138
Rickrack stencil 140
Train mural 143
Index 144
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