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Victorian Decorative Painting by Brenda Stewart
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Victorian Decorative Painting by Brenda Stewart. Paperback, 128 pages. This book features new projects from Brenda Stewart, a favorite designer among today's decorative painting audience. Aimed at the "advanced beginner," this book features delicate Victorian designs and soft, pretty colors: elegant florals (roses, violets, daffodils), graceful still lifes, and old-fashioned Santas and angels. The projects are painted in acrylics and alkyds on wood, china plates, trays, boxes and other surfaces. Every project includes step-by-step illustrations, complete instructions, pattern, material list, color mixing recipes, and a gorgeous shot of the final project.

 

Decorative Painting Zhostovo Style by Heather Redick
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Decorative Painting Zhostovo Style by Heather Redick. Clear photos lead you through each step, from loading the brush to building each flower brushstroke by brushstroke. You'll learn all about brush placement, color changes, direction, shapes, relationships, and the rhythm and movement created by flowing brushstrokes ... even how to create your own floral designs! Eleven magnificent projects feature floral, fruit and bird motifs--including two basic projects to get you started and two advanced projects to inspire you to develop your Zhostovo skills.

 

Decorative Folk Art : Exciting Techniques to Transform Everyday Objects by Sybil Edwards
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Decorative Folk Art: Exciting Techniques to Transform Everyday Objects
by Sybil Edwards, Chris Moore, Lynette Bleiler
. Paperback, 168 pages.

 

Painting & Decorating Tables by Phillip C. Myer
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Painting & Decorating Tables (Creative Finishes Series)
by Phillip C. Myer
. Paperback, 112 pages.

 

The Complete Book of Basic Brushstrokes for Decorative Painters by Sharon Stansifer
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The Complete Book of Basic Brushstrokes for Decorative Painters by Sharon Stansifer. Paperback, 128 pages. you'll see every basic stroke--from the comma stroke to the S-stroke--broken down into several steps and illustrated in easy-to-follow worksheets. You'll learn proper brush techniques for single-loaded strokes , double-loaded strokes , tipped strokes, side-loaded strokes, and linework. Before you know it, you'll be using what you've learned to paint pretty flowers, beautiful borders, and even complete designs! These strokes are the "building blocks" of virtually every decorative painting style--so once you master them, there's no limit to the decorative magic you can create!

 

Country-Style Painted Wood Projects by Primrose Path and Donna Kooler
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Country-Style Painted Wood Projects
by Primrose Path, Donna Kooler
. Paperback, 128 pages.

 

Decorative Painting of the World by Adam Bruzzone and Susan Gray
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Decorative Painting of the World
by Adam Bruzzone, Susan Gray
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Hardcover, 176 pages.

 

Painted Designs, Etc.
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Painted Designs, Etc (Creative Touches) Paperback, 64 pages.Give your home its own distinctive character with original painted designs. A few basic techniques and a little inspiration will get you started. Painted Designs, Etc. introduces you to the best tools and materials for the job, easy methods for adapting and transferring designs to any surface, and no-fail techniques for applying free-hand designs. Full-color photography and careful instructions explain every detail.

 

The Decorative Painter's Color Shaper Book by Paula Desimone
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The Decorative Painter's Color Shaper Book
by Paula Desimone
. Paperback, 108 pages. Step-by-step instruction for decorating picture frames, boxes, lampshades, tiles, planters, placemats, candlesticks, and more. Variations on each project - for a wide range of colorful effects. Twenty-two "pattern recipes" to decorate whatever surfaces you choose.

 

Painting China & Porcelain by Sheila Southwell
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Painting China & Porcelain
by Sheila Southwell
. Paperback, 128 pages. This book covers basic china painting techniques, expanding upon the topic to include mention of paints that can be used when a kiln is not available for firing the ceramic materials traditionally used for applying color. Instructions for transferring drawings, using luster glazes, and undertaking a variety of designs are accompanied by step-by-step color illustrations of good quality. Among projects presented are those most commonly associated with this craft form, including vases, tiles, plates, figurines, brooches, and medallions.

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