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Painting Home Accessories: 15 Decorative Painting Projects, From Start To Finish (step-by-step Crafts)
Decorative painting is an immensely popular craft because even a beginner can create impressive results. Painting Home Accessories, part of the Step-by-Step Crafts series, presents detailed, photographed instructions for decorating home accessories and small furniture. There are popular garden designs (a sweet Rose Lamp, a cheerful Daisy Chair), sophisticated faux finishes (Italian Marble Table, Crackle and Gold Leaf Wastebasket), and also perfect presents (Berries and Blossom Mirror, Pansy Placemats). A comprehensive introductory section covers tools, equipment, and techniques, including step-by-step instructions for the brushstrokes. Design templates are included. The clear, fully illustrated instructions make it easy to progress from the first simple items to more accomplished pieces, making Painting Home Accessories the ideal introduction to one of today's most popular crafts. Author Biography: Pat Osborne, a member of the British Association of Decorative and Folk Arts, teaches painting groups and seminars.