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How often can any author, even an expert, authoritatively assert that his or her book is the source of all knowledge on a topic? Rare as that may be, Buckingham's fourth book is, indeed, the ultimate reference for stenciling. Although she claims that mastery of this craft is fairly simple, under her tutelage, stenciling itself becomes a broad-based art, covering not only flat 2-D templates but also application to fabrics, floors, glass, and paper as well as special effects. Every chapter includes a plethora of how-to color photographs and examples, from cutting a stencil to working devore--or "burnt"--on luxurious fabrics. No patterns are included, but the samples can easily be emulated. A useful source for any level of stenciler. Barbara Jacobs
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If you are creative and are looking for a spark to jump-start some projects, Sandra Buckingham's big book of stenciling is for you. Her techniques are nothing short of amazing. (Meda Kessler Forth Worth Star-Telegram 2004-08-07)
The book lives up to its title... but goes beyond that by offering ideas on masking, shadowing, and achieving a variety of special effects... take a look at this book. It no doubt will inspire you. (Nancy A. Herrick Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 2004-09-19)
Detailed instructions... packed full of inspiring photos. (Joanne Hatherly CanWestNews Service 2004-08-28)
Color photos throughout the book on every topic enable the reader to visualize each process. (Pam Firmin Gulport Sun Herald 2004-08-14)
Explains pretty much everything about the craft. (Miami Herald 2004-08-15)
Abounds with designs, color photos and instructions. (Indianapolis Star 2002-11-16)
This is a "wow" craft book. Buckingham gives beginners clear directions for basics and proceeds to subtle tricks. (Judy Walker New Orleans Times-Picayune 2002-10-04)
Rare as that may be, Buckingham's fourth book is, indeed, the ultimate reference for stenciling ... A useful source for any level of stenciler. (Barbara Jacobs Booklist 2002-11-15)
Buckingham demystifies stencil applications so that even a beginner can capture the creative magic of stenciling. (San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles)
Takes readers step by step through the process of creating dozens of designs. The possibilities are wide ranging. (Mary Beth Breckenridge Knight Ridder Newspapers 2004-09-26)
A great gift for stencil fanatics of any level, as Buckingham is known for her common-sense instructions as well as her extraordinary designs. (Jeani Read Vancouver Province 2002-11-08)
The excellent color illustrations throughout make this a basic source for the craft. Highly recommended for all types of crafts collections. (Library Journal 2003-02-15)
If you're up for it, the celebrated stenciler will teach you every faux fashion trick in the decorating world. (Barbara De Witt Los Angeles Daily News 2003-01-11)
Buckingham's considerable knowledge on stenciling combined with the numerous color photographs makes... an informative, easy-to-use guide. (Cottage Times 2003-07-18)
Well-written and filled with marvelous illustrations, the concepts and instructions are easy to understand... I haven't seen a stenciling book quite this good; it encompasses everything that would normally have to be found in several books. Buckingham did a beautiful job, making projects accessible to novices and professionals alike. (June Mills San Gabriel Valley Tribune 2005-01-08)
Proves one of the oldest decorative crafts can still create amazing design effects in the modern-day home. (Jennifer Lee Calgary Sun 2004-10-16)
This is unstinting sharing of information, of huge value to the beginner or pro.
There was more in this book than I had hoped for. Read more
Fabulous book. If you are interested in finding extremely unique ways to decorate your home, please get this book. It is easy to comprehend. Read morePublished on March 26 2003 by Sandy