450 Decorative Borders You Can Paint

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North Light Books, Aug 28, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Simple strokes. Fabulous borders. It's easy and fun!

Add the perfect touch to every project with the charm and beauty of decorative borders. Just follow Jodie Bushman's step-by-step instructions and let your creativity do the rest. In no time, you'll master a range of simple strokes and techniques that enable you to paint hundreds of borders and embellishments on projects of all shapes and sizes.

This unique sourcebook includes:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions on building borders and designing projects
  • 12 start-to-finish projects, each highlighting a specific technique or painting surface
  • 32 beautiful borders you can paint in just three quick-and-easy steps
  • Hundreds of borders, corner treatments and other embellishments you can copy outright or use to spark your creativity
With more than 450 designs featuring an array of attractive styles, colors and motifs from flowers and vines to ribbons and holiday themes, you'll find the ideal border or embellishment for every project. Page after page is packed with inspiration. With this guide, there's no limit to the creative possibilities!
 

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Contents

Materials
6
Techniques
10
Letter Rack
17
Clock
21
Lazy Susan Place Mat
27
Strawbaby Pie Basket
33
Pillowcase
39
Flowerpot Candle Holder with Shade
43
Scrapbook Page
53
Wall Border
57
Elizabeths Trunk
61
ThreeStep Borders
66
Hundreds of Borders
82
Patterns
134
Resources
142
Index
143

Two Note Cards
47

Common terms and phrases

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