Fabulous Floorcloths: Create Contemporary Floor Coverings from an Old World Art
Create distinctive floor coverings to match your home's decor Canvas floorcloths are an inexpensive way to add style and beauty to any room in the house. Whether your style is contemporary or Victorian, elegant or whimsical, a custom-designed floorcloth will transform your ordinary floor into a work of art. And you can do it yourself - it's fun and surprisingly easy. In Fabulous Floorcloths you'll find projects for all skill levels - from the novice crafter to the experienced artist. The complete easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations help you create exactly what you want. No more paying high prices for custom carpeting or area rugs - canvas floorcloths are inexpensive to make and long-lasting. Choose from the 15 projects included or design your own to suit your individual style. Techniques include: Stamping and veining Painting Stenciling Lattice Paper decoupage Paper and fabric applique Doily spray From "Rainbow Hopscotch" for the game room, "Victorian Lace" for the bedroom, or "Stained Glass" or "Santa Fe" for the family room, you'll find a floorcloth project to complement any decor.
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Kuchinsky, whose design firm specializes in custom-designed decorative accessories, provides basic instructions for creating floorcloths. She begins with advice on selecting a color scheme, the ... Read full review
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acrylic paints apply two coats areas background color blue bristle brush brush or roller calico fabric cement or hot color scheme colored pencils corner craft knife craft stick create cut line DecoArt Americana acrylics decorative doily dry between coats exterior latex house fabric appliqué flat artist’s brush flat or open Floorcloth and Hemming fold line Follow the instructions freehand fringe glaze gluing gun for hemming hemming 1 qt Hemming the Edges Homewood House hot glue gun instructions in Chapter latex house paint Let dry matte or satin medium open stretcher paint pen Painted crescents Painter’s masking tape paper decoupage Paper towels pattern piece plastic putty knife polyurethane in matte Refer to Figure Remove the tape round artist’s brush Rubber cement Sealing Your Floorcloth shown in photo sponge brush sponge paint brush stamp staple gun stencil straight edge Stretch the canvas TABLE RUNNER TECHNIQUE Stretch template texture varnish water-based acrylic sealer