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

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm

Format :


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Material Type
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Central Library TT199.4 .D48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
Orchard Park Library TT199.4 .D48 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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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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
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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