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Stamp Your Style On Borders, Friezes And Walls
Bring colour into the home and transform a room in minutes rather than days with this complete guide to stamping basics, which includes 25 inspirational stamp projects, step-by-step instructions and over 400 detailed colour photographs and illustrations.
Stamps, blocks and prints make home decoration both fun and easy. The book opens with a section on materials, equipment and techniques, which shows you in next to no time every skill you are going to need to make wonderful interior designs. This detailed section explains how to make stamps from wood, linoleum, foam and rubber, how to design patterns, and how to stamp different surfaces for a professional finish.
The projects section then demonstrates how to create eye-catching motifs on walls and surfaces in every room in the house. Transform a dull space into a Tuscan wall frieze, create a cool atmosphere with a sophisticated Scandinavian-influenced stamp theme, make the most of corridors, entrance halls and landings with warm all-over patterns, decorate larger rooms with stripes, floral sprigs or Medieval motifs, and bring a child's room to life with anything from polka dots or stars to tropical fish or apple trees.
Virtually any surface can be stamped from an entire room to a window-frame border highlighting a special view. There is a choice of motifs to suit any taste from folk art and heraldry to designs drawn from the seashore, flowers, plants and stars. This essential guide to stamping designs on walls and surfaces is a must for every home decorator.
About the Authors
Stewart and Sally Walton are renowned authors of home decorating and craft books. They have appeared on the acclaimed BBC television series Home Front and Funky Junk, a short series for Granada, and have collaborated on numerous titles, including Folk Art, Glorious Country, Eco Deco, Fabulous Home Makeovers, Instant Home Makeovers, Country Style and Window Dressing.
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A Stamp Collector's Notebook
*New and updated* Now featuring 100 puzzles and including blank 'to do' & list pages
-Over 100 pages of lined note paper
-100 challenging puzzles. 17 puzzle types including sudoku, anagrams and number puzzles.
-High quality paper. Perfect for notes & scribbles
-Handy pocket size (5x8 inches) with gloss cover finish
Available in a large range of job titles with personalised covers (please note this is part of a gift range and only the cover is personalised to the job title)
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