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Complete Book of Floorclothsby Kathy Cooper
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""Lavishly illustrated.Clear, easy-to-follow directions."--Library Journal.""you can decorate an impressive-looking floorcloth easily and inexpensively. The Complete Book of Floorcloths shows you how."--Woman's Day Two dozen different methods for creating and embellishing a design; eight projects ranging from geometric patterns to freeform squiggles; 63 artists showing off a glorious range of contemporary work: and dozens of luscious pictures: in short, it's the home decorator's dream guide to making the perfect floorcloth! If you're concerned that you'll need the painting skills of a da Vinci to complete your floor covering, don't worry! Many of these techniques--like sponging, squeeze-bottle painting, photo transfer, rubber stamping, and collage--are just right for the untrained. A special chapter goes step-by-step through the entire process, from priming the canvas, applying the background color, and sewing the hem to drawing the design, applying sealant, and adding a non-skid rubber backing. And, what a variety of styles you'll have to choose from: a lush forest floor pattern that will make you feel you're walking on leaves; luscious veggies and fruit on a checked border; a lifelike carp pond; a classic art-deco peacock; a sunny rug with children's art, and more!
Not in the mood to hook a rug or weave a carpet? Try painting one of these delightful, colorful, long-wearing canvas floorcloths--a practical, inexpensive floor covering all the rage in early America and increasingly popular today. "Lavishly illustrated...Clear, easy-to-follow directions, "--"Library Journal. "A creative way to splash color and design across your floors...Covers a wide range of innovative techniques from sponging to collage."--"Luce.
“ Lavishly illustrated. Clear, easy-to-follow directions.” — Library Journal. “ A creative way to splash color and de-sign across your floors. Covers a wide range of innovative techniques from sponging to collage.” — The Washington Times. “ Helps you decorate floors with eye-catching results. Plenty of samples are at hand displaying a wide range of styles.” — Decorative Artist’ s Workbook.
Designs and techniques for painting great-looking canvas rugs.
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