Painted Illusions

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North Light Books, Sep 2, 2004 - House & Home - 128 pages
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Transform an ordinary surface into a work of art!

Add incredible beauty and elegance to your home with Painted Illusions. Stencil master Melanie Royals provides the instruction and inspiration you need to create remarkable painted effects that fool the eye. Even if you've never painted before, you can achieve professional-quality results with these simple stencil techniques and Royal's easy-to-follow direction.

Through 19 step-by-step projects, you'll learn to create beautiful wall finishes that mimic fabrics such as linen, batik, and damask as well as trompe l'oeil effects on floors, tables and mantelpieces. Each project uses stencils, so there are no difficult painting techniques to master. Once you learn the basic principles and skills, there is no limit to the way you can apply textures, designs, and patterns throughout your home for a sophisticated, elegant look.

 

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Painted Illusions: Create Stunning Trompe L'Oeil Effects With Stencils

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Painted faux finishes and trompe l'oeil are exciting alternatives to plain walls or wallpaper. Both create an illusion of something else, either a material such as fake stone or an architectural ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
Mediums and Materials
10
Stencil Fundamentals
16
TECHNIQUE 1 Wall GlazingTuscan Wall Treatment
24
TECHNIQUE 2 Freeform StencilsTuscan Grape Arbor
28
Stencil Embossing
34
Faux Fabric Finishes
42
TECHNIQUE 3 Classic Damask
43
TECHNIQUE 11 Porcelain Crackled Tile
74
Creativity without Carpentry
80
TECHNIQUE 12 Faux Oak Paneling
81
TECHNIQUE 13 Decorative Carved Dado
83
TECHNIQUE 14 Faux Marquetry
86
An Assortment of Illusions
90
TECHNIQUE 15 GoldInlaid Granite
91
TECHNIQUE 16 Faux Stone Tile
96

TECH NIQUE 4 Shimmering Silk
46
TECHNIQUE 5 Batik
48
TECHNIQUE 6 Crewel Embroidery
52
TECHNIQUE 7 Oriental Brocade
56
TECHNIQUE 8 Printed Linen
60
TECHNIQUE 9 Blue Velvet
64
Taking Stenciling to New Heights
70
TECHNIQUE 10 Embossed Leather
71
TECHNIQUE 17 Carved Stone Frieze
100
TECHNIQUE 18 Cutwork Embroidery
106
TECHNIQUE 19 Faux Panel Moldings
112
MORE IDEAS INSPIRATIONPhoto Gallery
120
RESOURCES
126
INDEX
127
BOOKS OF INTEREST
128
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