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Painted crafts
Treinen, Sara Jane.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Corp., [1990]

Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
At head of title: Better homes and gardens.
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Better homes and gardens.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
TT385 .P35 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Author Notes

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Better Homes and Gardens is a home and family magazine for people who want to make those things the focal points of their lives. It provides the readers with information to make more informed decisions and covers subjects such as education, parenting, travel, gardening, health, cars, money-management and home entertainment. The magazine also includes recipes and home improvement topics from decorating to do-it-yourself projects.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

By the time Better Homes and Gardens issues a book on a particular craft, it's about to go mainstream America. Here, the topic is decorative painting; though the text begins by profiling six gallery-quality artists and their unique works, the rest of the book is decidedly lower key, less unusual. Over 45 designs for a home's every nook and cranny include some of the trendier techniques (marbleizing, crackling, and tortoise-shell painting) as well as tried-and-true favorites (rosemaling and stenciling, for example). Occasionally, the whimsical reigns; there's a croquet set of barnyard animals and country-style Noah's ark toys. Once again, the editors can be depended upon for excellent, easy-to-follow directions and high-quality graphs, charts, and illustrations; but a course in the elements of woodworking should precede tackling some of these patterns. Index. ~--Barbara Jacobs