|Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques|
Authors: Sharon Ross and Elise Kinkead
DESCRIPTION : Learn how to use the magic of paint to create texture, detail, illusion, and drama in your home. If you're looking for an exciting way to decorate, Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques will show you how with beautiful painted effects that aren't just for skilled artists or homeowners who can afford to hire them. With a little patience, practice, and the simple advice offered in this book, anyone can transform an ordinary surface into a delight for the eye. Easy-to-follow techniques include sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, creating a sky effect, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
AUTHORBIO: Sharon Ross is the author of numerous books, as well as countless magazine and newspaper articles on the topics of interior design and home improvement. For many years she was Director of Editorial Projects for The Family Handyman magazine. She has been a contributor to Midwest Living, Better Homes and Garden Special Interest publications, Women's Day Special Publications, Mary Emmerling' Country Home, and other publications. She has also written for PBS-TV's Hometime. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.Elise Kinkead, a fine arts graduate of the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN, began her career as a painter of decorative finishes in 1984 after two years of training at The Day Studio and the Gale Laurance Studio in San Francisco. She founded her gallery/studio, Faux Pas, in Minneapolis in 1985. It is one of only a few teaching studios in the Midwest. Kinkead has worked nationally on hundreds of projects, both residential and commercial, including several for three of the nation's top 100 architectural firms.