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Hand-painted Delft tiles

The loose un-even quality of this faux technique makes painted Delft tiles an ideal decorative effect for the beginner or inexperienced do-it-yourselfer.

Irregular lines and hand painted renderings add character and old world charm, easily achieved without any prior painting experience.

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Rag rolling!!
It's so easy...


  1. Gilding made easy!
    Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily.
  2. Canvas stretching 
    The proper way to stretch a canvas.
  3. Framing Tips 
    Framing tips you should know before you start painting!
  4. Transferring patterns and images to any surface 
    Create your own transfer paper simply and cheaply.
  5. Create perfect ovals and circles 
    Create a symmetrical oval or circle by making a template.
  6. Lettering made simple 
    create signs or lettering on any surface quickly and easily!

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Color washing
Latex glazing  Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing  Moderate

Rag rolling
Latex glaze - neg. method Moderate
Latex glaze - pos. method Easy
Oil glaze - pos. method Moderate

Latex sponging Easy

Latex glazing Moderate
Oil / Alkyd glazing Moderate

Striee glazing
Latex glazing Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing Easy

Pouncing techniques
Latex glazing Moderate
Oil / Alkyd glazing Moderate

Dragging techniques
Latex glazing Easy
Oil / Alkyd glazing Easy

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Painting Sky Murals

Cloud and sky paintings can be a simple representation or an elaborate painted affair. Learn how to create your own.

Marbleizing -
This vibrant Ochre marble can make your simplest furniture look grand.

Furniture glazing

Antique furniture with this classic glaze. Create a hand polished ivory finish that professionals will envy. 

Antique wood grain -
Produce this rustic finish with the appearance of antique wood grain.

Weathered doors and windows -
This simple distressed finish evokes time worn comfort and easy living. A perfect decorative paint finish to complement color-washed walls.

Silver leafing - Gilding made easy!
Gold or silver leaf any object, quickly and easily. Basic gilding techniques, terms and principles.

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Gilding techniques- Color mixing recipes - Antiquing methods - 'Classic Antique' glaze - and much more!


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