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By Donna Dewberry

Portray beautiful domestic accents is simple with Donna Dewberry! Her renowned, confirmed one-stroke technique—which helps you to colour, coloration and spotlight all in one brushstroke—is a cinch to benefit, whether you’ve by no means picked up a broom earlier than. You’ll quickly end up decorating every thing from crystal stemware to mailboxes to the partitions of your place with fantastically hand-painted plants, culmination, leaves and different captivating touches!

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Apply the dark color first. Using the random stamping technique, cover nearly all of the 4' × 4' section. Then, apply the lighter color, stamping it in until the paints are blended to create the desired effect. Contrasting Tones: Combine a contrasting color with two shades of the same color for a bold, eye‑catching pattern. Apply the same‑color shades first, starting with the darker shade, then the lighter. Apply the contrasting shade last, taking care not to blend it too much. If you overblend, the colors will become muddy and you’ll lose the effect of the contrasting shade.

Apply the masking tape. Paint the stripes, using a paint‑brush, small roller, or sponge applicator. Allow the paint to dry. Remove the masking tape from the painted stripes. Repeat the process for any additional colors. indd 33 11/12/10 8:16:57 PM 11/12/10 7:46:42 PM (Ray) Text Job:11-22150 Title:CPI-Here’s How Painting #175 Dtp:204 Page:33 ■ How to Apply an Alternating Matte and Gloss Finish 1 Tools & Materials ▸ Large paintbrush 1" paintbrush Flat, square artist’s brush Pencil straightedge Laser level or carpenter’s level Matte latex paint High-gloss acrylic varnish Variation ▸ Fill all dents and holes, and sand away any bumps or ridges on the walls.

Hold a piece of Mylar in place to cover a portion of the area, and apply paint next to the edge of the Mylar. For example, cover one-half of a leaf to stencil the veins. remove oil-based paint, first clean the brush with mineral spirits and dry it on paper towels. Then, wash the brush with detergent and rinse with water. indd 62 11/12/10 8:14:30 PM 11/12/10 7:47:18 PM (Ray) Text Job:11-22150 Title:CPI-Here’s How Painting #175 Dtp:204 Page:62 g 2 21. Scumbled Wall Designs S cumbling is a simple painting technique you can use to create textural geometric patterns that mimic the look of expensive wallcovering.

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