Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques.
Exquisite, full-color, complete guide to decorative painting. Learn gilding, stenciling, mural and furniture painting techniques in the tradition of the greatest artisans in history. Practical, step-by-step ways to transform one's h ome. Hundreds of full-color photographs.
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