The Household (of the Detroit Free Press); A Cyclopaedia of Practical Hints for Modern Homes

The Household (of the Detroit Free Press); A Cyclopaedia of Practical Hints for Modern Homes

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...and India ink mixed together and laid on as a first wash; the black of the India ink settles in the grain of the wood and adds to the richness of the whole effect; only when this wash of color is perfectly dry, lay on successive but thin washes of burnt sienna; this will give the effect of the darkest Killarney wood. On this are painted various designs, as castle scenes, landscapes, and the flowers that are native to Ireland. For painting in oil on white holly wood, purchase a few leet of holly wood one-eighth of an mch in thickness; also five tubes of oil paints as follows: Vandyke brown, flake white, chrome yellow, crimson lake, permanent blue; also one fine oil paint brush. Saw out of the holly wood a frame about an inch and a half wide all around, sawing out an opening large enough for a photograph, and round all the corners. Sandpaper the wood thoroughly after the frame is finished. Now commence to trace a vine around the frame, then trace leaves and flowers, using a sharp-pointed pencil for tracing. Perhaps you have a pattern of a vine in one of your magazines, if so you can trace it off on white tissue paper and transfer to the wood by using tracing paper. Mix a little chrome yellow and Prussian blue together, and, after adding a very little turpentine, proceed to paint all the leaves. Mix a little brown with green, making an olive green, and with it shade the leaves after cleansing the brush thoroughly with turpentine; trace the leaves with light lines of brown, also the branches of the vine. After the leaves are finished mix a little permanent blue and flake white and paint the flowers and buds. Use a little flake white to shade the flowers after they are painted blue. Vine the whole vine with Vandyke brown. Should you prefer, use...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236553756
  • 9781236553751