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False Graining Techniques

How to Add the Rich Look of Wood to Your Next Project
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Graining with paint offers an expressive way to transform any plain surface with textured and stylized veneers. This practical introduction to a unique folk art includes six easy projects with vivid, step-by-step color photos. The authors provide all of the information you need to get started, with handy tips on tools, materials, and techniques. Try your hand at making rich wood grain designs with unconventional tools, such as corncobs, rubber combs, foam brushes, and even your own fingers! With textured and styled veneers, graining with paint is an expressive technique to alter any simple surface. In the 18th and 19th centuries, grain painting, the ornamental skill of replicating wood grain, was highly appreciated among American colonists. Paint graining provided a cost-effective technique to aesthetically convert inexpensive materials, such as poplar, pine, and maple, into costly hardwoods. What began as a basic imitation developed into a beautiful and expressive folk art. False Graining Techniques is a hands-on guide to a unique art form. The writers give all of the necessary information as well as helpful hints on equipment, procedures, and materials. Inside you'll learn about the following: *6 easy yet gorgeous projects ranging from picture frames to boxes *How to bring


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Pages 40
Publish Date 2013-10-01
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.1614"
Author Beth Oberholtzer
Product Form Paperback / softback


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Library Journal
"King and Oberholtzer successfully walk the novice through the entire process, making stunning results attainable. This fantastic title on an underrepresented topic is a must for any woodworking collection; highly recommended."


About the Author

Beth Oberholtzer is a graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer from Lancaster, Pa. The daughter of a Lancaster County farmer whose Mennonite ancestors crossed the Atlantic in 1727, Beth greatly admires Pennsylvania German handcrafts, vintage textiles, and works of art and utility made from repurposed materials. Although she has designed hundreds of books, this is the second she has coauthored.

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