Decorative Folk Art Edwards Moore Bleiler painting techniques pattern book
A pleasing emphasis on color is exhibited in the folk art inspired projects presented in this manual. Trays, tables, Shaker boxes, and household objects all display lively designs and patterns, reflecting Mexican, Australian Aboriginal, Russian, or traditional European influences. To achieve those effects, specific types of paints and brushes are indicated, along with methods for controlling the shape and quality of brush strokes. Techniques for painting decorative flora and fauna are depicted in step-by-step brush stroke combinations that can be used to duplicate motifs shown. Taken together, the precise formulaic mode utilized throughout the text and the colorful illustrations should ensure a degree of success, even for someone with no painting or drawing skills. For each project, a pattern, a list of materials, and complete instructions are provided.