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Faux and decorative painting
Barnes, Christine.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Menlo Park, Calif. : Sunset, 2004.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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NK2119 .B37 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Love the look of custom paint finishes? Don't have a clue how to start? Brush up on all the basics with Faux and Decorative Painting, a beginner's guide to the newest techniques in decorative painting. Get all the latest info on trendsetting colors and today's high-style finishes. The 225 how-to photos illustrate the most sought after techniques, from exotic-sounding faux bois and shar-pei to extremely subtle but dramatic effects. You don't need fancy equipment, either. Alternative applicators include cheesecloth, crumpled bags, sponges, and easily modified brushes. Special attention is devoted to large wall spaces to create a finish that's magically 'seamless' even when painted in sections. A great beginner's guide for masterpiece-quality results.

Table of Contents

Basicsp. 7
Tools and materialsp. 8
About primer and paintp. 12
Painting how-tosp. 13
About glazes and top coatsp. 16
Glazing how-tosp. 17
Choosing colorsp. 20
Inspiring ideasp. 24
Techniquesp. 35
Antique glazingp. 36
Parchmentp. 40
Deep-toned parchmentp. 44
Multicolor fauxp. 47
Aged wallsp. 50
Cloudy skiesp. 54
Leatherp. 57
Chamoisp. 60
Aged bronzep. 62
Porcelain cracklep. 66
Copper patinap. 68
Venetian plasterp. 71
Venetian plaster diamondsp. 74
Powder pigmentsp. 78
Stone blocksp. 81
Striep. 84
Strie stripesp. 86
Plaidp. 88
Horizontal stripesp. 91
Opalescent stripesp. 94
One-color frescop. 96
Terra frescop. 98
Sharpeip. 100
Papier collep. 103
Textured imprintsp. 106
Bas reliefp. 109
Denimp. 112
Taffetap. 115
Wildflower stampsp. 118
Allover stencilp. 121
Petroglyph wallsp. 124
Floating stencilp. 128
Lime paintp. 130
Color blocksp. 136
Color blendingp. 138
Rickrack stencilp. 140
Train muralp. 143
Indexp. 144