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The art of stenciling
Hickey, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Bothell, Wash. : Martingale & Co., [2000]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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TT270 .H623 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TT270 .H623 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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From sprucing up an outdated piece of furniture to transforming an entire room into a lavish retreat, this comprehensive resource reveals how to add personality to any decor with the surprisingly simple craft of stenciling. Even beginners can quickly learn to stencil on surfaces throughout the home, from fabric and furniture to walls and floors.
-- Over 30 simple-to-sophisticated stenciling projects for chairs, dressers, cabinets, lampshades, mirrors, and even quilts
-- Classic to contemporary motifs, from ribbons and flowers, raspberries, and Southwest designs to blue-and-white dishes, ivy swags, and sun, moon, and star patterns
-- Step-by-step guidance for making stencils and creating special effects, plus full-size, easy-to-trace patterns for each project

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Library Journal Review

These two books will provide a wealth of ideas for those interested in this decorative painting technique. Hickey begins with a review of the supplies needed and techniques used, then provides clearly illustrated and well-written instructions for projects to decorate floors, furniture, and walls in a variety of styles that include nautical themes, flowers, and the Southwest. Visser and Flinn's book is a picture book showing how stencils have been used to decorate every room of the house as well as furniture and flooring. There are no projects or instructions. Jane Gauss's Stenciling Techniques (LJ 5/15/96) remains the best comprehensive work on this painting technique, but Hickey will be a good choice if more books on this topic are needed. Purchase Visser and Flinn if there is a strong interest in this subject. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.