The Natural Paint Book

The Natural Paint BookThe Natural Paint Book, by Julia Lawless, offers an in-depth explanation of the differences between conventional and eco-effective paints. Illustrated with many colorful photographs, the book provides complete instructions on how to make all-natural paints and finishes at home, using readily available ingredients such as clay, gelatin, linseed oil, and artist pigments.A large collection of paint "recipies" are included, I especially like her recipies for paints with earth-based pigments. Lawless also gives advice on how to choose from techniques such as colorwashing, marbling, and stippling to decorate in co-ordination with the character and age of your home. :: Natural Paint Book at Powell's ($14.98) [by Justin Thomas]

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