Synopses & Reviews
New in Paper
Self-styled stencil diva Jan Dressler knows more about the craft than anyone. So who better to tell beginners everything they need to know to get started, give experienced stencilers new techniques, and even enlighten experts with unique tricks that make the work go faster? Each of her pages explodes with color, creativity, information on the basics, and exquisite projects. Paint a continuous frieze of antique roses, a beautiful bordered floorcloth, a checkerboard wallpaper repeat, and enhance any room with a range of motifs. These techniques--from trompe l'oeil to faux surfaces--are so simple, easy to master, and appealingly illustrated that even the most timid home decorator will feel a surge of confidence as soon as she completes her very first stencil.