Practical Paper Hanging

Practical Paper Hanging

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...paper is used, by using a border and stiling. The "stiling" is practically a space between the wall and the border of the ceiling paper that is covered with some dull paper that will not detract from the ceiling effect--a felt, for instance. When a stiling and border are used snap your chalk line on all sides of the ceiling the width of your stiling from the angle; cut your stiling wide enough to lap an inch or so down on the wall. First put on your stiling, then take your field or centre paper, and run on your first border by the edge of the stiling. If you use a second border, as is not infrequently done, measure in and snap a line, which you can cover with the edge of the border. It may hardly be necessary to mention that pains should be taken to beat or roll the paper well into the corners, and also to get the borders, etc., well stuck on, pressing down all loose -dges as the work proceeds. A very large variety of ceiling," decorations" are now made. These consist for the most part of corner ornaments specially designed to accord with the borders and fitting on to the patterns exactly. Nothing need be said as to hanging, because the ceiling papers, borders, and stiling are first put up and then the corners are pasted on. Some of these decorations are designed with a spray or festoon of flowers printed on the pattern to give the effect of hand fresco work. This effect is rendered very natural by continuing the spray with a few dashes of a brush on to the body of the paper. Corners are also printed on grounds that exactly match with the centre paper, and the spray artistically arranged produces a very satisfactory and pleasing effect. Perhaps the most successful ceiling decorations made are those sent out by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529766
  • 9781236529763