The Brushstroke Handbook: The ultimate guide to decorative painting brushstrokes

The Brushstroke Handbook: The ultimate guide to decorative painting brushstrokes

by Maureen McNaughton

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The Brushstroke Handbook: The ultimate guide to decorative painting brushstrokes by Maureen McNaughton

Beautiful brushstrokes step by step!

This is the one! The Brushstroke Handbook is your complete reference for mastering more than 50 fabulous strokes. Inside you'll find visual, step-by-step instruction divided into two sections that detail techniques for working with both round and flat brushes in acrylics. The lay-flat spiral binding makes it easy to quickly flip through and find the stroke you want, featuring a range of comma strokes, pressure strokes, fan strokes, teardrop strokes, scroll strokes and much more.

From the very basics of supplies and techniques to more in-depth guidance for creating unique compositions, this guide offers everything you need to build confidence, have fun and paint successfully - whether you're a beginner or a more experienced decorative painter. This comprehensive guide includes:

  • Quick-reference photos for finding the right stroke, fast
  • Step-by-step stroke instructions that actually build a little painting with every lesson
  • Easy-to-follow worksheets for combining strokes to make complete flowers, birds, butterflies, lace, ribbons and more
  • 20 fresh and pretty borders painted with round and flat brushes
  • Two sections highlighting common mistakes and how to fix them

Plus, this guide offers a bonus section that shows you how to create six gorgeous compositions that feature today's most popular colors and stroke styles. It's all here! The Brushstroke Handbook gives you everything you need to master every stroke and explore a range of decorative painting possibilities. It's the one reference you'll want to have handy for virtually every project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440321979
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 02/15/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Maureen McNaughton has been teaching her strokework techniques for more than 30 years. Her work has been featured in countless magazines, and she has published two books with North Light.

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Brushstroke Handbook 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
IzaPaint More than 1 year ago
Its an AWESOME book! Worth the $ spent on it! It's like increasing your knowledge in painting!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose the free sample to get an idea if I could make do with the electronic copy or would I rather have the hard copy. Very disappointed with the sample. Contains nothing but the forward and table of contents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the sample i was not impressed at all, it does not explain things very well at all hate this book wont look at anymore by this author