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Title:
Modern paint effects : a guide to contemporary paint finishes from inspiration to technique
Author:
Sloan, Annie, 1949-
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Publication Information:
Buffalo, N.Y. ; Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781552094907

9781552094884
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Modern Paint Effects is a colorful exploration of the newest paint products and how to use them to achieve exciting effects in the home.

Illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned full color photographs, Modern Paint Effects is materials-based and technique-oriented and opens with a detailed examination of the newest materials:
Pearlized Paint; Matte Paint; Glossy Glaze Paint; Metallic Paint; Sparkly Paint; Graphite Paint; Mid-sheen Paint; Marmorino.

Annie Sloan then demonstrates various decorative techniques using the new paint products, suggesting innovative applications and dynamic color combinations including:
Colorwashing; Sparkle paint; Combing; Sponge rollers; Dragging; Spotted stone; Glazing checks; Stamping; Hand-painted stripes; Stencilling and reverse stencilling; High gloss paints; Incising; Stippling; Masking; Using a long-pile roller; Matte paints; Using crackle medium; Rubbing back; Using pattern and (distressing) texture; Semi gloss paints
and many more.

A glossary and a list of suppliers of these new products round out this excellent and inspirational decorating resource.


Summary

Modern Paint Effects is a colorful exploration of the newest paint products and how to use them to achieve exciting effects in the home.

Illustrated with dozens of specially commissioned full color photographs, Modern Paint Effects is materials-based and technique-oriented and opens with a detailed examination of the newest materials:
Pearlized Paint; Matte Paint; Glossy Glaze Paint; Metallic Paint; Sparkly Paint; Graphite Paint; Mid-sheen Paint; Marmorino.

Annie Sloan then demonstrates various decorative techniques using the new paint products, suggesting innovative applications and dynamic color combinations including:
Colorwashing; Sparkle paint; Combing; Sponge rollers; Dragging; Spotted stone; Glazing checks; Stamping; Hand-painted stripes; Stencilling and reverse stencilling; High gloss paints; Incising; Stippling; Masking; Using a long-pile roller; Matte paints; Using crackle medium; Rubbing back; Using pattern and (distressing) texture; Semi gloss paints
and many more.

A glossary and a list of suppliers of these new products round out this excellent and inspirational decorating resource.


Author Notes

Annie Sloan writes about decorative painting of furniture and interiors in The Painted Furniture Sourcebook: Motifs from Medieval Times to the Present Day and Decorative Antique Effects.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Annie Sloan writes about decorative painting of furniture and interiors in The Painted Furniture Sourcebook: Motifs from Medieval Times to the Present Day and Decorative Antique Effects.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Ideas, imagination, and innovation fly from Sloan's talented hands into home decorators' heads. It is simply impossible to count the creative ways in which paint is used--or decide which use is best. This guide goes beyond traditional stenciling, stippling, colorwashing, and dribbling; tackled first are different varieties of paint, a few how-tos, and recommended uses for metallic and pearlized paint. Next come the patterns, from spots and dots (stamping and spotted stone) to patination, a mellow feeling found in frottage and crackle varnish. A little emphasis is placed on brief illustrated instructions; the larger concentration of information, however, is on visuals of real life and of wonderful painted ideas. --Barbara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

Sloan has already written a number of decorative paint technique books, of which Decorative Gilding and Decorative Paint Effects are two. Here she explains how to use new paints, such as metallic and pearlized, and plaster on furniture, floors, and walls. She also provides instructions on how to use patterns created by various paint effects, such as paint dribbling and combing. All these techniques are shown in modern-style settings, a refreshing change from the traditional settings used in most decorative paint technique books. Purchase if there is a continued interest in decorative painting. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Ideas, imagination, and innovation fly from Sloan's talented hands into home decorators' heads. It is simply impossible to count the creative ways in which paint is used--or decide which use is best. This guide goes beyond traditional stenciling, stippling, colorwashing, and dribbling; tackled first are different varieties of paint, a few how-tos, and recommended uses for metallic and pearlized paint. Next come the patterns, from spots and dots (stamping and spotted stone) to patination, a mellow feeling found in frottage and crackle varnish. A little emphasis is placed on brief illustrated instructions; the larger concentration of information, however, is on visuals of real life and of wonderful painted ideas. --Barbara Jacobs


Library Journal Review

Sloan has already written a number of decorative paint technique books, of which Decorative Gilding and Decorative Paint Effects are two. Here she explains how to use new paints, such as metallic and pearlized, and plaster on furniture, floors, and walls. She also provides instructions on how to use patterns created by various paint effects, such as paint dribbling and combing. All these techniques are shown in modern-style settings, a refreshing change from the traditional settings used in most decorative paint technique books. Purchase if there is a continued interest in decorative painting. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.