Stencilling for the First Time

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Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 112 pages
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Even if you think you have no artistic ability, you can transform dull, dreary surfaces into works of art, or create your own family heirlooms from scratch, with the aid of this easy-to-use primer! Unlike many other art forms, stenciling is a simple craft to master, given the right instruction. This user-friendly guide, geared just to beginners, takes you every step of the way. Start by learning the basics--how to choose and position stencils, types of paints and applicators, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then move on to one of 25 charming projects, each tackling a particular issue, such as stenciling on fabric, glass, or metal; adding shading to a design; or working with multiple stencils. Soon you will be creating unique wall borders, decorative boxes, handmade greeting cards, table runners, and hand-painted tables. . .in short, enhancing any room or piece of furniture in your home. Bring stenciling into your life--you'll discover creativity you never knew you had!

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Contents

Stencilling for the First Time Fruit Drawers
41
How do I create plaid effects using a stencil?
50
How do I mirror stencil designs?
56
Copyright

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The author resides in Salem, UT.

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