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New Faux Finishes
     

New Faux Finishes

by H. John Johnsen
 

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Thankfully, the days of all-white walls and monochromatic furnishings are over; the new trend in home design is all about color, depth, and texture. Faux finishes deliver these qualities and more: they also add depth, drama, and a lifetime of beauty to your home. By using sponges, rags, feathers, paper, and burlap as well as brushes and rollers on your walls and

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Thankfully, the days of all-white walls and monochromatic furnishings are over; the new trend in home design is all about color, depth, and texture. Faux finishes deliver these qualities and more: they also add depth, drama, and a lifetime of beauty to your home. By using sponges, rags, feathers, paper, and burlap as well as brushes and rollers on your walls and ceilings, you can simulate the appearance of bamboo cloth, antique moldings, even formal wallpaper, while energizing your interiors. From color selection and preparation to paint mixing, application, and cleanup, the author walks you through every step of the rolling, stippling, color layering, and other remarkably simple--and surprisingly fun--decorative painting techniques that imbue your rooms with New Age elegance or Old World charm. Whether you copy these finishes or develop your own using your newfound knowledge, you'll be thrilled with the real results you get from faux finishes.

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Library Journal
These three books give inspiration and ideas on how to use color in home interiors. Ostrow's is the most comprehensive, offering advice on paint choices (latex vs. oil), preparation, supplies and equipment, use of color, and painting techniques, such as sponging, stenciling, and cracking. Unfortunately, her instructions regarding these techniques have no illustrations. Johnsen gives a detailed view of painting techniques, covering paint, supplies, equipment, and surface preparation, with the bulk of the book containing clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions for each technique. Hilliard and Cliff offer inspiration for the professional or advanced amateur by grouping photographs of nature and home interiors by color and thus showing how nature can inspire interior color schemes. Successive chapters reveal the history of paint, color, and painting techniques bit by bit. Ostrow's and Johnsen's books are good choices for public libraries, while Hilliard and Cliff's book is good for any large interior design collection. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806944616
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.57(d)

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