Decorative Painting of the World

Decorative Painting of the World : Techniques and Projects for Furniture and Other Pieces

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This is a guide to using the painting techniques of different countries to decorate various items in one's own home. Chapter by chapter - each written by a craft expert for that area - it looks at various countries' styles, from Traditional American and French Provencal to Norwegian Rosemaling and African Tribal. The dominant colour themes, basic designs and patterns are provided for each one and photographs show authentic pieces in context. Emphasis is placed on being able to use these techniques oneself and there are step-by-step projects showing how to decorate everything from furnituire to pots. General chapters advise and instruct on scaling and preparation, and also the essential materials and various painting techniques required. Full-sized trace patterns for the designs and motifs are provided for each style.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 230 x 294 x 22mm | 1,179.33g
  • Ebury Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 300 colour photographs, line illustrations
  • 0091782368
  • 9780091782368