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False Graining Techniques
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"False Graining Techniques "introduces you to the unique craft of grain painting, the decorative technique of imitating wood grain on furniture, accessories, and other objects. With this book, you can try your hand--literally--at making beautiful designs with such tools as corncobs, rubber combs, foam brushes, and even your own fingers. The authors provide all of the information you need to get started, with handy tips on tools, materials, and techniques. Six easy projects show how to transform plain surfaces into textured and stylized veneers. Step-by-step photos cover all the details necessary to achieve artistic painting effects. A colorful gallery of finished pieces will inspire you with expressive modern variations of this innovative technique.
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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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"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." -- Karen Ellis, Library Journal, October 1, 2013

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