Capture the Charm of Cottage and Village Scenes
Bring the storybook cottages and towns of your dreams to life. Ten step-by-step projects show you how to paint a variety of architectural styles from a Victorian "gingerbread" house, to an English Tudor cottage, to a Cape Cod and a classic farmhouse. Two nostalgic village scenes take you back to simpler days of main streets lined with merchants, dress shops and tearooms.
Dozens of quick mini-demonstrations show you how to embellish your scenes with quaint details, including porch swings, lace curtains, fountains, old-time lampposts, picket fences and quilts fluttering on a clothesline. You'll also learn how to add the seasonal touches of fall foliage, spring flowers and winter snows.
Each project is painted with acrylic paints. Full-color photos, traceable patterns, color swatches, detailed materials lists and a techniques section make each painting easy to do. Use your paintbrush and these projects to create your own quaint getaway cottages today!
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Kerry Trout has been featured on the cover of Decorative Artist's Workbook and has created several art projects for Scholastic, Inc. She has written four books for North Light and is featured in four Painter's Quick Reference titles. Kerry developed a bottled medium for acrylic painters called "Liquid Shadow" that was voted "Best New Product" by the Society of Decorative Painters. More information about Kerry and her work can be found at www.kerrytrout.net.
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