Practical Paint Effects for Furniture, Fabric and Finishing Touches by Sacha Cohen
This book features over 25 practical projects and hundreds of creative ideas for adding colour and style to your household accessories, fabrics and furniture. It includes step-by-step instructions for all the paint-decorating techniques, such as sponging, combing, colourwashing, ragging, stippling, stencilling and stamping. It is illustrated with over 300 full-colour photographs, artworks and templates to help you to create professional-looking designs. This book features a detailed an illustrated guide to painting equipment and techniques, and instructions on working with colour and how to mix paint recipes. The main part of the book consists of over 25 inspirational projects, each focusing on a different household item. Ideas include a crackle-glaze picture frame, a seashore bathroom set, gilded candles, stamped wrapping paper, a Scandinavian table and a folk-art chair. There is something for every level of expertise and ability, from simple projects such as a sponged lamp base to more complicated projects such as a harlequin screen.