The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.
A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wiro-binding that lays flat during use.
The Paint Effects Bible includes:
The paint effects are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes. Featured are:
After obtaining a fine arts degree, Kerry Skinner worked in theatre, window display and interior decoration, and as a design consultant for prestigious clients. She has written for magazines such as Country Living, Inspirations, and Period Living and Traditional Homes and makes many television appearances including on Discovery Home & Leisure. She is the author of The Painted Room, The Paper Decorator and The Gilded Room.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
The purpose of this book is to demonstrate some of the vast array of paint effects you can use to decorate surfaces. A paint-effects directory covers 100 faux finishes, all of which are clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions, and cover a wide range of traditional and contemporary finishes with varying degrees of difficulty.
You will come to see that the most important ingredient needed for any project is enthusiasm and patience. A good general rule is to spend a lot of time visualizing your goal -- preparing, researching, and experimenting with colors and materials.
At this planning stage, samples and idea boards are invaluable. Often the simplest techniques and color combinations can convey the most complex ideas. The biggest hurdle for most of us is learning to work confidently -- gaining an understanding of your own intuitive response to color is a great way to become more self-assured.
It is also very important to consider environmental issues -- you need to find biodegradable materials, and a low-waste technique that will make as little impact on the environment as possible. Most of the projects show the use of freely available multi-purpose tools and equipment. Manufacturers are usually happy to hear your concerns and have begun to offer more choice for the discerning decorator who wishes, for example, to try out water-based products for a project when all traditional examples demonstrate the necessity of oil-based materials. Again, confidence and a willingness to experiment can lead to exciting results.
It is also important to realize that everyone has their own unique style and there is no definitive, prescribed way to achieve the perfect paint effect. The projects are offered as a starting point for each finish -- to offer you help in accomplishing the particular painting you envisage. The techniques shown are open to endless variation and personal interpretation -- and indeed your own decorative effects can add more individuality, glamor, and surprise as well as being extremely challenging and fun to achieve. Let your imagination run riot and marvel at the results!
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Descrizione libro Firefly Books, 2003. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M1552977188
Descrizione libro Firefly Books, 2003. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P111552977188