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Painting Glass: With The Color Shaper

Transform everyday glassware and flea-market finds into stunning decorative bowls, boxes, and glasses. Easy to follow instructions, from master Color Shaper artist Paula DeSimone, show you how to decorate 12 beautiful projects using the revolutionary Color Shaper, a painting tool from Royal Sovereign. Painting Glass with the Color Shaper offers 36 beautiful patterns, each based on classic decorative glass designs or patterns, from millefiori to art nouveau to lustreware. Features a special section on using beads and cabochons to add further color and decoration to glass projects.

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Rockport Publishers (September 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1564967131

ISBN-13: 978-1564967138

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Creating exquisite pieces of painted glass is surprisingly quick and easy with this book. I was able to create colorful pieces of glass art with very little time and effort. The key to crafting these designs is the use of color shapers, which are brush-like tools with rubber tips in a variety of shapes and sizes.The book starts out with an overview of basic materials and a baking guide. It then concentrates on each color shaper shape and the brushstrokes it makes. Twelve projects follow covering both flat and curved glass shapes. The instructions are step-by-step accompanied by demonstrating photos and a materials list. The projects are simple, yet elegant and include a striped frame, a lustrous candy dish with leaf design, a multicolor flower pattern vase and a millefiori bowl.My only wish is for list of suppliers that would tell you where to find the wide color shapers. It has taken me months to find them. The projects here make great inexpensive decorative accents for your home as well as great gifts for your friends. This book would also make a super housewarming gift for the crafter in your life.

This book inspired me to an all new way of thinking when painting on glass. The projects are simple enough and well described.The projects are also practical. This is a great compliment to your glass painting book collection.

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