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Jan Dressler's Guide to Beautiful Stenciling

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ISBN-10: 1402727771

ISBN-13: 9781402727771

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jan Dressler

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Self-styled "stencil diva" Jan Dressler tells beginners everything they need to know to get started, gives experienced stencillers new techniques, and even enlightens experts with unique tricks that make the work go faster. Each page explodes with colour, creativity, information on the basics, and exquisite projects. Paint a continuous frieze of antique roses, a beautiful bordered floorcloth, a checkerboard wallpaper repeat, and much more. These techniques 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. Each page explodes with colour and creativity - from…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Publication date: 8/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Stencil Stuff
What's a Stencil?
Shopping for Stencils
Anatomy of a Stencil
Water-based Paints
Oil-based Paints
Sponge Products
Tools of the Trade
Diva's Stenciling Techniques
Diva Color Theory
Diva's Definitive Technique
Loading the Brush
Stenciling 101
Quick Fix
Using Paint Creams
Cleaning Brushes
Cleaning Stencils
Stencil Projects
Base Coat Basics
Surface Repairs
Continuous Frieze
Tightly Registered Borders
Bordered Floorcloth
Planning for a Motif Frieze or Border
Random Ivy Border
Allovers Repeats
Stone Block Wall
Damask Wallpaper Repeat on Easy Pearly Faux Finish
Mirror Image Wallpaper Repeat
Checkerboard Wallpaper Repeat
Trompe L'oeil Stenciling
Trompe L'oeil Niche
Acanthus Vase
Cottage Creeper
More Tips from the Diva
Checkerboard Allover Pattern
Acknowledgments & Index