The Paint Effects Bible

The Paint Effects Bible

100 Recipes for Faux Finishes

Book - 2003
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Presents a variety of faux finishes, including instructions in decorating with paint finishes, the basics of color theory, and techniques and hints for utilizing paint effects made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes.

Firefly Books Ltd
A library of faux finishes in a pocket-sized edition wiro-bound designed to lay flat. Each of the 100 recipes are fully described with detailed instructions, an ingredients list, and illustrated with a photo of the finish, plus step-by-step illustrations.

The Paint Effects Bible is a library of faux finishes: 100 of them. Each is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed instructions for creating the effect.

A valuable source for professional and amateur decorators alike, this book comes in a handy, pocket-sized format with a concealed wiro-binding that lays flat during use.

The Paint Effects Bible includes:

  • How to decorate with paint finishes
  • Basic color theory including choosing colors and combinations
  • Basic techniques plus helpful hints
  • A paint effect selector that helps you choose the best effect and variation

The paint effects are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes. Featured are:

  • Textured Effects: stone, leather, fabric, plaster, crackleglaze, craquelure, sand, metal, paper and découpage
  • Traditional Finishes: sienna, breccia, carrera, rosa and granite marble; oak, pine, cherry and mahogany; distressing, antiquing, trompe l'oeil, lining, marquetry, porphyry, tortoiseshell, lapis lazuli, malachite, floating marbles
  • Metallics: verdigris, steel, copper, rusted iron, patination, gold and silver leaf
  • Patterns and Motifs: stencils, murals, repeats, overlays, block printing, frottage
  • Other Patterns and Motifs: banding, stripes, squares, borders, spray painting



Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552977187
1552977188
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm

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