Antique and Country Paint Projects

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Firefly Books, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 135 pages
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Antique and Country Paint Projects contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photographs to guide you. The book features: Antique Treatments - aging by simple burnishing - crackle for paint and varnish - antiquing by stripping paint - a serpia-stucco aging technique for an Italinate period piece Country Treatments - freehand folk painting - English country designs - stenciling a Victorian floral pattern - decorating with vines and leaves Paint - how to paint backgrounds - sponging - basic block printing - freehand embellishments - stains - all about paint and craft supplies and their properties Also included: a full section on making and repairing chair seats and cushions Antique and Country Paint Projects is part of a four book series on Decorating Furniture based on Sheila McGraw's highly successful Painting & Decorating Furniture (pb: 1-55209-380-8) that has sold over 40,000 copies. Booklist called this volume "Quite probably the best general instruction on furniture decoration that exists." With these four books as guides, anyone can decorate furniture like a professional. Each book contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs. The extensive range of projects and techniques provides something for every taste. Other books in the series are Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects (pb: 1-55297-616-5); Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects (pb: 1-55297-617-3); Texture, Paint, Ornament and Mosaic Projects (pb: 1-55297-618-1).02

    Antique Treatments
  • aging by simple burnishing
  • crackle for paint and varnish
  • antiquing by stripping paint
  • a serpia-stucco aging technique for an Italinate period piece
     
    Country Treatments
  • freehand folk painting
  • English country designs
  • stenciling a Victorian floral pattern
  • decorating with vines and leaves
     
    Paint
  • how to paint backgrounds
  • sponging
  • basic block printing
  • freehand embellishments
  • stains
  • all about paint and craft supplies and their properties
     
    Also included: a full section on making and repairing chair seats and cushions

Antique and Country Paint Projects is part of a four book series on Decorating Furniture based on Sheila McGraw's highly successful Painting & Decorating Furniture (pb: 1-55209-380-8) that has sold over 40,000 copies. Booklist called this volume "Quite probably the best general instruction on furniture decoration that exists."

With these four books as guides, anyone can decorate furniture like a professional. Each book contains complete, easy-to-follow instructions and hundreds of step-by-step color photographs. The extensive range of projects and techniques provides something for every taste. Other books in the series are Découpage, Paint and Fabric Projects (pb: 1-55297-616-5); Stencil, Paint and Block Print Projects (pb: 1-55297-617-3); Texture, Paint, Ornament and Mosaic Projects (pb: 1-55297-618-1).

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Contents

STICKY SITUATIONS CALL FOR GENTLE TAPES SUPERTACKY GLUES AND DEPENDABLE PASTES
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NEW SANDPAPERS AND SANDPAPER SUBSTITUTES MAKE DEGLOSSING QUICKER AND CLEANER THAN EVER
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TOOLS PLUS COMMONSENSE PROTECTION EQUAL PROFESSIONAL RESULTS
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Copyright

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The most original and imaginative ideas are made easy with these masterly guides to decorating furniture. Sheila McGraw, an illustrator and designer, is an avid home sewer, decorator and painter. She has written six craft books, including Papier-Mache for Kids, a best-seller that won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award, and illustrated Robert Munsch's international best-seller Love You Forever. She lives near Toronto.

The most original and imaginative ideas are made easy with these masterly guides to decorating furniture. Sheila McGraw, an illustrator and designer, is an avid home sewer, decorator and painter. She has written six craft books, including Papier-Mache for Kids, a best-seller that won the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award, and illustrated Robert Munsch's international best-seller Love You Forever. She lives near Toronto.

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