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The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.
A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wiro-binding that lays flat during use.
The Paint Effects Bible includes: How to decorate with paint finishesBasic color theory including choosing colors and combinationsBasic techniques plus helpful hintsA paint effect selector that helps you choose the best effect and variation
The paint effects are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes. Featured are: Textured Effects: stone, leather, fabric, plaster, crackleglaze, craquelure, sand, metal, paper and decoupageTraditional Finishes: sienna, breccia, carrera, rosa and granite marble; oak, pine, cherry and mahogany; distressing, antiquing, trompe l'oeil, lining, marquetry, porphyry, tortoiseshell, lapis lazuli, malachite, floating marblesMetallics: verdigris, steel, copper, rusted iron, patination, gold and silver leafPatterns and Motifs: stencils, murals, repeats, overlays, block printing, frottageOther Patterns and Motifs: banding, stripes, squares, borders, spray painting
"The Paint Effects Bible" is a library of faux finishes--100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus 800 step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.
A library of faux finishes in a pocket-sized edition wiro-bound designed to lay flat. Each of the 100 recipes are fully described with detailed instructions, an ingredients list, and illustrated with a photo of the finish, plus step-by-step illustrations.