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Vintage Furniture Painting
     

Vintage Furniture Painting

by Karen Petrus Williams, Prolific Impressions, Inc. (Produced by)
 

More painting fun, less tiresome preparation, and great results: that’s why these techniques are the best for creating heirloom-quality home décor. For 15 years, designer Karen Petrus Williams has experimented and developed an array of shortcuts, which she reveals here along with her finest projects. All are done on flea market purchases with

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More painting fun, less tiresome preparation, and great results: that’s why these techniques are the best for creating heirloom-quality home décor. For 15 years, designer Karen Petrus Williams has experimented and developed an array of shortcuts, which she reveals here along with her finest projects. All are done on flea market purchases with acrylic paints, using simple yet eye-pleasing processes of building and blending on the surface. Color photos, worksheets, and patterns guide even beginners through 20 lovely pieces, all exquisitely embellished with such vintage-style flourishes as floral wreaths, scrolls, and cartouches. The items include a topiary armoire, panel of roses trunk, and oval cameo desk, and there are tips to customize the pattern for other furniture types.

 

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Artist Williams paints beautiful floral designs on furniture and other surfaces; here, she offers instructions so that you, too, can have these same results. She begins by explaining how to find a suitable surface and how to prep it-be it wood, metal, or glass-and follows with a primer on painting supplies and a discussion of brush techniques for affecting the decorative borders and floral designs. Projects include line templates and furniture applications (e.g., wardrobes, mirrors); each finished piece is rich and beautiful. These are indeed attractive and charming vintage-style designs for found furniture, but they require confidence to accomplish. Recommended for larger libraries.


—Karen Ellis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402752766
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.30(d)

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