Stenciling the Arts & Crafts Home

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Stenciling the Arts & Crafts Home by stencil guru Amy Miller is a complete guide on how to create and use Arts & Crafts stencils to create authentic décor in craftsman-style homes.

The art of stenciling has been around for hundreds of years, but was truly embraced at the turn of the twentieth century. Stenciling was adopted by many, and was a widely used and popular decorative art during the Arts & Crafts period. Unique stylized designs could be customized and applied in any room of the home-adorning the frieze, curtains, portiers, pillows, and even table linens. Stenciling is enjoying a revival in popularity today; this decorative art has unlimited color and pattern options not available through mass-marketed wallpapers and linens. Stenciling the Arts & Crafts Home preserves the artistry forever in full color examples, and serves as an invaluable resource as this forgotten art experiences a revival.

Stenciling the Arts & Crafts Home includes:

The History of Stenciling in the Arts and Crafts Period

A Comprehensive Materials List (including paints and brushes)

A Collection of Beautiful Designs

Info on Choosing Authentic Colors and Hues

The Right Techniques (including layout, shading, blending, marbling)

Plus: A "Frequently Asked Questions" section

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Stenciling the Arts & Crafts

Amy A. Miller

The beauty of stencils created during the Arts and Crafts period is well-known, and many homeowners want to capture that unique look in their own homes.

Stenciling the Arts & Crafts Home is a clear, simple guide to creating beautiful rooms and accessories for even the most nervous beginner.

With wit and wisdom, author Amy Miller guides you through the set up, choosing your color scheme, materials and paints, and actual application. Included are vintage catalog illustrations and full-color photographs, exploring the world of Arts & Crafts stenciling. Using this book, any homeowner can become a stenciler and any room can be beautified.

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A comprehensive guide to Arts & Crafts stenciling, including:

History of stenciling during the Arts & Crafts movement.

Materials list for beginning stencilers.

Advice on preparation and planning.

Full-color photographs of step-by-step instructions

Discussions on color, techniques and various surfaces

Common questions and answers, plus a troubleshooting guide.

Complete resource section.

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