The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects: Paints, Waxes, Varnishes by Annie Sloan

The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects: Paints, Waxes, Varnishes by Annie Sloan newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Collins & Brown, 1995, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: EVERYONE LOVES old painted furniture, but few can afford it. In The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects, Annie Sloan shows how even someone without any particular artistic ability can inexpensively re-create the look of the past from the naive charm of country-style to the refinement of Renaissance Italy transforming humble pieces of furniture with the simple addition of paints, waxes and varnishes.

Annie Sloan first explains the basic techniques of antiquing, from preparing the surface and choosing appropriate colours, through to distressing, waxing and varnishing to give an aged look. She demonstrates a number of simple decorative techniques using glazes, frottage, stencilling and decoupage and provides special tips on hand painting techniques.

The second section of The Practical Guide to Decorative Antique Effects shows how these techniques can be used, often in combination, on everyday pieces of furniture cabinets, chairs, tables, frames, boxes. Inspirational photographs are accompanied with clear instructions, illustrated by step-by-step photography, and examples of how the techniques could be adapted by using different colours and designs, and by applying them on different objects.

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

Matching Pictorial boards. 127 pages. Index. 11″ x 8¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?


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