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The Paint Effects Bible: 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes

by Kerry Skinner
     
 

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The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.

A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized

Overview

The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.

A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wiro-binding that lays flat during use.

The Paint Effects Bible includes:

  • How to decorate with paint finishes
  • Basic color theory including choosing colors and combinations
  • Basic techniques plus helpful hints
  • A paint effect selector that helps you choose the best effect and variation

The paint effects are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes. Featured are:

  • Textured
    Effects: stone, leather, fabric, plaster, crackleglaze, craquelure, sand, metal, paper and découpage
  • Traditional Finishes: sienna, breccia, carrera, rosa and granite marble; oak, pine, cherry and mahogany; distressing, antiquing, trompe l'oeil, lining, marquetry, porphyry, tortoiseshell, lapis lazuli, malachite, floating marbles
  • Metallics: verdigris, steel, copper, rusted iron, patination, gold and silver leaf
  • Patterns and Motifs: stencils, murals, repeats, overlays, block printing, frottage
  • Other Patterns and Motifs: banding, stripes, squares, borders, spray painting

Editorial Reviews

Adventures -- Home and Gardens
A wonderful little encyclopedia of special effects that can be achieved with paint ... a must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary results.
Country Almanac
A good guide for the novice as well as an inspiration for do-it-yourselfers.
— Jim Carlson
Chicago Tribune
Shows readers how to makes something fake look real... how to make a surface appear textured, metallic, wooden, even like snakeskin.
Canadian House and Home
Step-by-step photographs of each of the 100 inventive effects... A must-have for anyone considering a paint-effects project.
Little Rock Arrkansas Democrat-Gazette
Step-by-step photos make it easy to follow directions... The sheer volume of information in this compact book is amazing.
— Laura Hardy
Toronto Sun
Just the thing to help us faux addicts add a designer touch to every room.
— Annette McLeod
Country Accents
All you'll ever need to know about paint effects... Rather than a standard, text-only table of contents, the sections on each finish are pictures in the comprehensive "Paint Effects Selector."
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
Things here you've never even thought of, but might very well love to have in your home... you'll be inspired.
— Linda Turk
Crafts'N'Things
Packed with valuable information and inspiration, this resource gives you the encouragement you need!
Style at Home
Most of the finishes are subtle and interesting, which is appropriate, since obvious sponged finishes are passé.
— Diana Luciani
Style at Home - Diana Luciani
Most of the finishes are subtle and interesting, which is appropriate, since obvious sponged finishes are passé.
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal - Linda Turk
There are things here you've never even thought of, but might very well love to have in your home... you'll be inspired.
Toronto Sun - Annette McLeod
Just the thing to help us faux addicts add a designer touch to every room.
Country Almanac - Jim Carlson
A good guide for the novice as well as an inspiration for do-it-yourselfers.
Little Rock Arrkansas Democrat-Gazette - Laura Hardy
Step-by-step photos make it easy to follow directions... The sheer volume of information in this compact book is amazing.
Adventures — Home and Gardens
A wonderful little encyclopedia of special effects that can be achieved with paint ... a must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary results.
Library Journal
Designer and decorator Skinner (The Gilded Room: Decorating with Metallic Effects) demonstrates how to create a multitude of paint effects, from faux parquet floors to freehand murals. The book begins with an overview of color, paint, equipment, basic techniques, and safety measures, followed by a handy guide consisting of thumbnail photos of the various techniques. Each effect is described in two pages, with a list of materials and equipment needed, a photograph of the finished product, and a page of well-illustrated instructions. Other techniques covered include color washing, gilding, marbling, stripes, and decoupage-in a spiral, lay-flat binding that allows for ease of use. Amateur painters may require more detailed instructions for some of the complex techniques, but for the amount of techniques covered, this book is highly recommended for any size public library. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552977187
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
04/05/2003
Edition description:
Spiral
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

After obtaining a fine arts degree, Kerry Skinner worked in theatre, window display and interior decoration, and as a design consultant for prestigious clients. She has written for magazines such as Country Living, Inspirations, and Period Living and Traditional Homes and makes many television appearances including on Discovery Home & Leisure. She is the author of The Painted Room, The Paper Decorator and The Gilded Room.

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