Saturday, April 12, 2014
Painting your favorite flowers is easy with Donna Dewberry!
Add the beauty and elegance of painted flowers to your projects. It's quick and fun with Donna Dewberry's popular one-stroke technique! This easy-to-use reference provides all of the instruction and inspiration you need to successfully paint more than 50 garden flowers and wildflowers in an array of stunning colors.
Donna provides complete instruction beginning with step-by-step photos of her basic one-stroke painting technique. You'll discover the secrets of painting leaves, vines and other foliage common to a variety of flowers. With handy color charts and tips on painting flower petals of all kinds, you'll learn how to create unique floral designs that can be used on furniture, walls, picture frames and more, with fabulous results every time.
It’s easier than you think to transform inexpensive ceramic jugs or other stone containers into true works of art or turn thrift store plates into dinnerware worthy of the swankiest café. The professional advice starts with choosing equipment and stenciling the designs, followed by more than 100 color photographs showing proper use of flat, round, and liner brushes to create a range of effects. There are great project ideas and patterns for every month of the year. Try the graceful lines and striking colors of the “Lilies for May,” which uses acrylic paints in a “floating” technique to bring life to a drab bud vase. Or December’s “Holly” design, which artfully blends accent colors to turn ordinary serving pieces into the extraordinary.
This stylish, contemporary guide to painting beautiful designs on porcelain allows anyone to add a touch of flair to their porcelain pieces. Designs range from colorful strawberries to a whimsical carousel to ornate birds in lovely country scenes. Each design is presented with a full color photograph and clear step-by-step instructions. A detailed materials and techniques chapter covers everything you need to achieve perfect results every time.