Paint Alchemy

Paint Alchemy : Recipes and Techniques for Making and Adapting Your Own Paint for Home Decorating

By (author) Annie Sloan

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Over 50 exciting paint recipes help you create unique colours and textures and transform dull shop-bought paint Packed with inspirational ideas for using these special paints to create paint effects Written by Annie Sloan whose own paint range - Annie Sloan Paints - is a by-word for quality among professional decorators Since ancient times artists have mixed pigments and secret ingredients together to creat magically textured paint with particuar sheen and luminosity. Paint Alchemy demystifies the craft of the artist to reveal how to create and transform paint to make uniquely personalized colours for use on walls, floor and furniture. A comprehensive section on colouring matter examines the characteristics of a wide range of powder pigments and details their handling and storage. The main body of the book is taken up with over 50 special recipes for creating and adapting your own paint. Each recipe is beautifully illustrated and includes detailed instructions with easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. In addition, for each recipe the author, a leading expert on paint effects, offers exciting ideas for alternative colourways and inspirational suggestions for using the paint to create stunning paint effects and decorative touches.

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  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 180.34 x 266.7 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • 30 Jun 2001
  • PAVILION BOOKS
  • COLLINS & BROWN
  • London
  • English
  • Reinforced binding Reinforced binding 150 colour photos
  • 185585886X
  • 9781855858862

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Annie Sloan is one of the world's most respected experts in the field of interior painting. She is the author of several best-selling books on the subject including The Complete Book of Decorative Paint Techniques and her most recent publication Modern Paint Effects.

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