Decorative Painting Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Convincing Brushstrokes and Paint Effects
The only difficult thing about decorative painting is really believing in one's ability to do it. with this book and some practice, readers can become competent decorative painters--even if they have never picked up a brush before. By taking a structured approach to brushwork, designs can be mastered and embellished as skills are acquired. Readers will learn how to master a variety of techniques, including masking, sideloading, mopped shading, smoking, stenciling, tinting, crackling and decoupage. Over 50 step-by-step techniques, suitable for novice and advanced painters alike, ensure that any project can be tackled with success. Di Singleton became hooked on painting as a hobby and years later decided to turn it into a business. She runs a decorative painting studio in South Somerset, England where she also teaches classes for beginners and intermediate painters. She also runs an Internet magazine for decorative painters and travels to the U.S. once a year to take classes, improve her abilities and get new ideas.
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acrylic paint Admiral Blue Allow to dry angle brush Antique Teal background base coat base see pages Basic brush loading Black Plum bristles brush upright brushstrokes Burnt Umber Buttermilk base chisel edge clean Country Red crackle medium curved commas deerfoot dry palette filbert flat brush flower freehand or transfer Golden Straw Hauser Dark Green Hauser Light Green Hauser Medium Green Hold the brush Leave to dry Light Buttermilk light source lightly Load a flat Load a round marker pen masking tape motif multipurpose sealer NEED paint effect paper towel petals plastic Prepared base pull the brush Raw Umber reload retarder mix Rinse the brush Rinse the liner round brush shading and highlighting shape side load stippler stylus techniques Terra Cotta thin tinting dish Titanium White tracing paper transfer a design transfer paper triple loading Turn the brush varnish wet palette wide brush