By Elise C. Kinkead

50 effortless ornamental furniture-painting projects.

Most ornamental portray books out there are orientated towards the crafter instead of the house adorning fanatic. This ebook is designed to entice the house development viewers besides. The strategy for every undertaking isn't really to create paintings on furnishings, yet to create ornamental furnishings for the house and doesn't require the inventive ability and daunting fabrics that extra craft-oriented furnishings portray recommendations require. entire, step by step images for fifty particular and simple ornamental paint innovations, pretend finishes, and floor elaborations make this the main complete reference on hand for the DIY-inclined decorator. strategies are illustrated on a variety of kinds of universal furnishings together with chests, chairs, cabinets and tables in addition to unfinished furnishings, flea-market reveals and the cheap furnishings now bought in mass-market shops, craft shops, and residential development facilities. With 50 specific ideas, this publication bargains whatever for everyone. Painted furnishings can glance rustic or dependent, whimsical or subtle. offers innovations to make new furnishings appear like a wonderful vintage, and methods to make well-used furnishings glance larger than new. All tasks use instruments and paints as a rule on hand and offered in home-improvement shops in addition to elaborations and fabrics bought in craft shops. there'll be an intensive fundamentals part approximately portray furnishings together with sorts of paint, portray instruments, getting ready the furnishings, and easy portray and marking.

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2 Basecoat the project surface with the greenish-gray paint. Allow the paint to dry. ” 3 Divide your surface into sections, avoiding right angles (try for obtuse angles). Tape off one section. Brush slightly thinned beige paint over the section. Pull the notched squeegee through the wet paint, softly arcing and waving as you go. The type of pattern is up to you, soft or wild. Continue to follow your pattern over the entire section. You may add voids to your pattern by moving the squeegee farther over or slightly changing the angle of the pull.

Most important, Japan Color dries flat. Standard paint-store paint only approaches this depth of color with paints that have a sheen (such as eggshell), and this technique requires a flat paint. 7 36 Broken Paint The blue used on this surface is Japan Color ultramarine blue. The basecoat is a very light gray. The gray basecoat offers a subtle contrast. To reduce the contrast even further, use a darker gray basecoat. For a higher contrast, use a white basecoat. Refer to pages 7, 8, and 14 before beginning.

Tip: Add a few drops of food coloring to the glue to help you see it better against the white paper. 3 Lay the paper smoothly, glue-side down, on the project surface, extending it slightly beyond the surface. Firmly secure the paper and roll out any air pockets with the rubber roller. Tip: Use your fingertips to gently press out any small air bubbles. Don’t worry about an occasional wrinkle, as it will lend itself to the look, but keep wrinkles to a minimum. 4 Continue tearing, gluing, and laying various shapes of paper, overlapping the other pieces as you work.

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