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Title:
Decorative furniture with Donna Dewberry
Author:
Dewberry, Donna S.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781581800166

9781581800173
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Introduces readers to more advanced approaches to realistic-style decorative painting. Techniques include multi-loading the brush, adding detail to the basic strokes, and using updated colour combinations.


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Booklist Review

Decorative furniture, in Dewberry's viewpoint, means painting in the one-(or a few-) brushstroke technique--not the sponging, ragging, and stenciling that Jocasta Innes articulated. In fact, the entire how-to and project orientation here focuses on painting; there's nothing about preparation, stripping, and other preliminary methods needed for a clean, ready-to-decorate surface. Yet for fanciers of this traditional technique, the sky is virtually the limit of possibilities--10 projects show, from background to final varnish, the best effects of applying colorful flowers and fauna and displaying blue-and-white china atop chests of drawers, tables, trunks, and screens. Great step-by-step photographs help master this art. Resources appended. --Barbara Jacobs


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 8
Materialsp. 10
How to Load Your Brushes with Paintp. 12
Side Loading
Double Loading
Multi-Loading
Loading the Script Liner
How to Use Floating Medium
Loading the Scruffy Brush
Basic Painting Techniquesp. 16
Painting Vines
Painting Leaves
Painting a One-Stroke Leaf
Creating a Natural Growth Pattern
Curlicues and Calyxes
Painting Fern Leaves
Transferring the Pattern
Project 1 Child's Tall Chestp. 22
Project 2 Cherries and Berries Desk Topp. 26
Project 3 3-Drawer Chest with Floralsp. 32
Project 4 Flowers and Birds on 2-Door Cabinetp. 48
Project 5 Sea Shell Trunkp. 62
Project 6 Floral Jewelry Armoirep. 72
Project 7 Lavender and Hydrangeas on Stackable Drawersp. 82
Project 8 Tropical Birdhouse Cabinetp. 88
Project 9 Wildflowers and Ferns on Tray Tablep. 98
Project 10 Trompe L'oeil Folding Screenp. 106
Resourcesp. 127
Indexp. 128

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