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Elegant porcelain & glass painting projects
Atkins, Carin Heiden, 1973-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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TT298 .A88 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Decorative painters have been painting on glass and china for years, but the recent introduction of eight new brands of porcelain/glass paint has accompanied - and precipitated - vigorous new interest in the medium. From whimsical teapots to fancy table settings, this guide features 14 fabulous projects for hand-painting porcelain and glassware of all kinds. Crafters will add color and life to kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms with these fun and easy painting techniques that ensures painters of all skill levels success. Each project features a special information box listing the approximate cost, level of difficulty and time required, in addition to full-color, step-by-step photos and a detailed materials lists - so there's no guessowrk, just great results. There are.also tips for what types of paint are best for specific surfaces and items, instruction in adapting designs to different surfaces to create a coordinated look, and instruction in mixing and matching patterns and designs. Atkins' personal painting style is funky and eclectic, but she includes a variety of simple but classy designs.

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Booklist Review

What is inexpensive, accessible almost anywhere, and very addictive? The art of painting on porcelain and glass, posits Atkins. Objects to paint are cheap and found in any junk shop or flea market, and the techniques are a cinch to master. Every question is answered and every step is plotted out, illustrated, and explained, eliminating any possible misconceptions or errors on the part of the crafter. Lest a reader tackle one of the 13 projects that are too complex, there are icons denoting not only level of difficulty but also needed monies and completion time. At the outset, she also evaluates (but doesn't rate) different brands of paint and brushes, and she details basic stroking techniques. Designs are, on the whole, cheerful and wholesome; Atkins needs to learn, though, when enough is enough. A flying butterfly soup tureen, for instance, could easily have omitted either the skies or the butterflies. Barbara Jacobs

Table of Contents

Cheery Cherry Platterp. 22
Rose Gobletsp. 28
All-in-One Teapotp. 34
Marbled Platesp. 38
Party Time Cake Plate and Domep. 44
Flying Butterfly Soup Tureenp. 54
Celebration Champagne Flutesp. 64
Lover's Teapotp. 70
Rainbow Service Chargerp. 78
Summertime Basketweave Pitcherp. 86
Blue Skies Candle Votivep. 92
Cordial Glassesp. 96
Koi Fish Trayp. 102