Simon and Schuster
Stenciling is an inexpensive and clever way to decorate otherwise plain surroundings. Today, with renewed public interest in this age-old craft, the distinctive art form is as popular as ever. In The Complete Book of Stencilcraft, artist and teacher JoAnne Day has updated older stenciling methods and applications, and the result is an easily affordable sourcebook that enables even beginners to create a multitude of eye-catching designs. Numerous ready-to-use reproductions of rare stencil patterns include colorful florals, decorative alphabets, and quaintly dressed folk figures. Easy-to-follow directions tell how to prepare stencil paper, transfer designs, select appropriate paints, and use brushes. Helpful guidelines also suggest ways to achieve harmony, balance, and tasteful effects as well as adapt favorite designs from other sources.
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