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 JacobsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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
Detailed instructions... packed full of inspiring photos. (Joanne Hatherly CanWestNews Service
Color photos throughout the book on every topic enable the reader to visualize each process. (Pam Firmin Gulport Sun Herald
Explains pretty much everything about the craft.
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
Abounds with designs, color photos and instructions.
This is a "wow" craft book. Buckingham gives beginners clear directions for basics and proceeds to subtle tricks. (Judy Walker New Orleans Times-Picayune
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
Buckingham demystifies stencil applications so that even a beginner can capture the creative magic of stenciling.
Takes readers step by step through the process of creating dozens of designs. The possibilities are wide ranging. (Mary Beth Breckenridge Knight Ridder Newspapers
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
The excellent color illustrations throughout make this a basic source for the craft. Highly recommended for all types of crafts collections.
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
Buckingham's considerable knowledge on stenciling combined with the numerous color photographs makes... an informative, easy-to-use guide.
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
Proves one of the oldest decorative crafts can still create amazing design effects in the modern-day home. (Jennifer Lee Calgary Sun