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" se fobric adhesive to e wrong side of the ICS keeping the paper

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she pes 10 the po per s ide of the fusible adhesive. Cut out the shopes.

Peel off the poper backing; arrange and loyer the fa bric pieces on the T-shirt. When satisfied with the arrangement, use a hot, dry iron to fuse the fabrics to the shirt one fabric at 0 time.

Embellish the shirt designs by stitching bead "sprinkles" on the cupcake icing, on errbroiderv floss wick on the candle. and floss strings on the balloons.

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• Transfer the desired motifs to white paper and color the shapes with colored pencil or markisu;

pens. Reduce the patterns and use on the fron; of the birthday invitations .

• ' Cut the shapes of the patterns from scrapbook papers. Reassemble the patterns on a scrapbook page complete with pictures of the party .

• Enlarge the desired patterns and cut from fabric.

Applique the pieces on ajabTicflag or banner to announce the party.

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supplies

Tobie and choir Sandpoper; fod dOlh

White spray primer, such as Kdz Acrylic paints in cream

and pastels

Paintbrushes: 2-inch (Ial, slencil brush, small round, medium round, fla/, and liner Pbotocopict; fracing paper Pencil Iwilh shorp hard lead) Stencil ace/ole; tape

Crofts knife; rubber cement Disposable piale

Paper; paper towels Transfer paper

Needle-tip paint bottle

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Glitter point in battle Heavy-gloss glaze sealer Costin9 resin

Disposable gloss or metal contomer for mixing Newspapers; crofts stick

what to do

Begin with a clean, dry table and chair, Sand any rough spots. Wipe off dust with a tack cloth

Apply one or two coots of spray primer, allOWing ample drying time for each coot.

Base-coat the table and chair with two coats of cream acrylic paint, using the 2 inch flat brush and allOWing drying time for each coot

Photocopy or trace

the patterns, pages 119-123 Use the trccinqs to pion motif placement on the tabletop and cho.r. Cut letters, notes, and tiny items from stencil acetate using a

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crofts knife (reserve the inner portions of o's and p's]

Place small amounts of postel poi nts on a plate Stencil or point the words

ond letters first. Firmly tape stencils in place; opply a dab of rubber cement to inner letter portions that were cut out and position them in the stencil. Dab the stencil brush in the point. Dab off most of the paint on the plate or a paper towel Use

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the almost dry brush and a pouncing or light brushing motion to fill In each letter (see Photo A, lefti, brushing from the outer edge to the inner edge. When the brush is almost dry, reapply a small amount of point. Keeping the brush nearly dry prevents point from seeping under the stencil and smearing the design. StenCil each letter a d illerent color. Let the po i nt dry; remove the stencils.

Tape the patterns face up on the pointed surfaces, insert transfer paper between the pattern and pointed surface, and trace the designs using a shorp hard lead penci I (see Photo BI Remove paper. Paint the motifs using pastel points and the brush size that best fits each area. Use the liner brush to detail Let the paint dry.

Mix paint and water to the consistency of light cream to outline shapes.

Put the paint mixture in the needle-tip point bottle. Test the paint consistency on

po per. Too-thin paint runs; too-thick paint stays in the bottle. Outline Ihe rnotils.

let the paint dry.

Point the table edges small blocks of color.

Paint the choir spindles a variety of colors. let the paint dry. Apply glitter point to areas around figures.

let dry.

Spray the table and chair legs with gloss glaze sealer. let the sealer dry.

Apply the costing resin to the tabletop and chair seat. In a well-ventilated area, cover

a work surface with newspapers. Mix the resin in a disposable container according to product directions. Working with one surface at a time, pour resin on the table or chair; smooth with a crafts stick. Remove drips from the table or chair edges. let the resin dry thoroughly for several hours or days, depending on humidity. Apply additional coots until the dimensional glitter is level with the surface.

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A parade oj plaYful characters on a curta i 1/ and valance set entertains youngsteI7,jO" many years. Pair up a feui animals. ]XlCj 130-139, or a whole set tojill the a.k

supplies Photocopier Tracing poper Sharp pencil

Black fabric-transfer pen Iron

Ironing boord

Curtains in white or light color Ptojectoc

Primer

Pins

Acrylic poinls POinlbrush

Texlile paint medium

what to do

Photocopy (some size, enlarged, or reduced) ar trace patterns, pages 730-739. Trace right side of all deSign lines with the fabric-transfer pen.

Trim palterns close 10 the desiqns Position and pi n the pofterns facedown on the fabric.

Set the iron temperature for the fabric content; test on on inconspicuous portion of the fabric. Secure the draWing firmly in place Press In a circular motion to transfer the image to the fabriC, increasing the iron temperature slightly if necessary Each drawing

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4MiX one part lextile painl medium, two ports paint, and enough waler 10 equal the consistency af light cream. Use a fabric pcinlbrush to apply point as shown in Phato B, poge 129. Lei the paint dry. Heat-set

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9 more ways to use these curtain patterns:

o Paint the designs on a plastic pailjor a trick-or-treat candy holder.

o Appliq~u3 the designs on a canvas tote bag.

o Paint the symbols on a premade pillow using fabric paint.

o Gut the designs from paper to make paTty invitations or note cards.

o Enlarge one oj the patterns and paint it on a sweatshirt.

o Transfer the designs to a pumpkin and cut out using the technique on page 13.

o Stencil the designs on aflat area n'g.

o Cut the shapes from. paper, punch a hole in the lop of each one, string thread through the holes, and hang the ornaments from. doorways, ceiling fans, or light fixtures.

,. Make Q wood Welcome sign and paint the desired themes as a bonier.

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f'los'c templole moleriol Crofls nife; flat poneltab-top

cur/a ins in off-white or ecru ""crylie point in black or while Smoll flat poin/brushes

Paper towel

Block lube point

Beading needle and Ihread Seed beads in black, green,

or on for eyes

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Trace the desired pottems. pages 20--21, to template material. Cut out the shapes and solid black areas with a crofts knife. Troce the templates in various positions on the curtain [see Photo A, right).

Use a dry-brush technique and follow the traced lines to paint the bats and cats black a nd to point tne ghosts white. To dry-brush, dab off most of the paint onto a paper towel; then point the fabric design [see Photo B). Too much paint on the brush will cause it to bleed. Hang or loy the curtain flat while the paint dries. If desired, use black tube paint to draw in face details and to outline

the shapes.

Ha nd-stitch two seed bead eyes onto each bat, cot, or ghost, knotting thread ends on the back of the curtain.

Affix friqlufu! flair to your windows by stenciling Halloween motifs on tab-top curtains.

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7 more ways to use the curtain patterns:

• Cut all oj the pieces from. fel; to make a cling play board

• Sew dolls from the large character patterns.

• Trnce and cut out paper animals to adorn kids' birthday cards.

• Applique the animals on sheets and pillowcases.

• Applique a bed quilt or wall hanging.

• Show kids how to make colol'ing books by trocinq the shapes.

• Enlarge desums and transfer to canvas for painl'ing

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(; more ways to use the curtain patterns:

o Transfer your favorite animal duo to a T-shirt and color in the areas with fabric paint.

o Enlarge the patterns and trace around them on a child's bedroom door:

o Enlarge the patterns on a long ptece of white butcher paper and let jive or six children color in the animals, creating a great mural.

o Copy the patterns and put them mlo a small take-along book for yOU?" child to color' in while in the car:

o Trtmsfer yow'favorite pattern to a glass tabletop and paint with glass paints.

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supplies

Cardboard box with lid in any shope

Acrylic points in brigh/ pin , light blue, ligh/ pink, lime green, white, yellow, or a/her colors

Pamtbrush Tracing paper Pencil

Scissors

Croft foam in block, dark green, light green, orange, yellow, white, or a/her colors Thick while crofts glue

what to do

Point the box and lid contrasting colors. Let the paint dry. If desired, paint colorful stripes on the box sides. let dry.

Trace the pofterns, pages 142-143, onto tracing paper and cut out. Trace the shapes onto croft foam Cui aut the shapes.

layer and glue the foam pieces together.

Glue the foam shapes an the box. If desired, paint details, such as sun rays or polka dots. To make small dots, dip a paintbrush handle in paint; lauch the handle end to a surface to dot. For large dots, apply point with a round pencil eraser. let the paint dry

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Cover photo albums for wee ones with a menagerie ofc'Uddly critters. See the pattern assortment, pages 146-149, for even more sweet ideas.

zoo baby album supplies

Fabric pieces

Fusible fobric adhesive, such

05 Heat 'n' Bond

Tracing poper; pencil; scissors Thick white crofts glue Undecorated photo album Ught brown embroidery floss Tiny pam-poms

I yard of Ilf2-inch-wide ribbon

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Coordinate fabrics for the giraffe or other animals, pages 146-149. Fuse fabric adhesive to the wrong side of the fabrics, leaving the paper intact far tracing the designs.

2 Trace and cut out Ihe selected pattern pieces. Trace the patterns 10 Ihe

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fabrics for the animal pallerns,

pages 146-149. Apply fusible adhesive 10 the wrong side of the fabrics, leaving the paper inlact.

Trace and cut out the pofterns. Trace the pallerns to Ihe paper backing; cu out the fabric shapes on Ihe traced lines. Peel off the paper backing

Fuse the designs to a pillowcase, using photos, right, as a gUide.

4 For the giraffe lail, braid strands of embroidery floss. Knot one end; slip the opposite end under the fabric. Stitch eye and

n'ose details with embroidery floss.

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• .1Pl'liqrle a bamJ quilt using the zoo animal patterns

• take a fabric diaper bag and applique the

; mats em the froru.

• Applique ajavorite animal on a baby bib.

• Trace the shapes onto paper and cut out to make gift card.

• C I ullimalsjromjeit to sew on a pillow top.

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S more ways to use the album and piUowcase patterns:

• Cut the shapes from cmft foam for kids to glue together.

• Cut paper animals to decoupage on the lid of a toy box.

• Applique the desired animals on ajabric-covered headboard.

• Cut the shapes from scrapbook papers to enhance the pages of a baby book.

• Cut the shapes from felt for children to play with on a felt jungle scene glued to a board.

• Enlarge a fauorue animal motif and use it to applique a fabric animal on a child's bathrobe.

• Applique several animals on a beach touiet for a little one.

• Enlarge the motifs to life-size and paint on a child's wall.

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Whether it's wake-up 01' nighty-night time, this vibrant switch plate gives you something to C1"OW about. For more jarmya1"d pals, see the patterns on pages 152-153.

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Carefully cut along the traced lines with a crohs knife [see Photo A, right). Remove backing from design; adhere to each egg.

Place point on a disposable plate. Dab stencil brush in the paint, dab off most of the point, ond apply sparingly with

a pouncing motion to fill

in the open area of the design [see Photo BI. let the paint dry.

When necessary, cut away portions of the stencil as you poi nt, se~ing pieces aside to reuse as needed. Continue pointing in designs (see Photo CI.

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~o more ways to use the egg patterns:

• Transfer and paint designs on a pail or a new gallon paint can to use

for an egg hunt.

• Use fabric paint to dr-aw a flora: illustration on ajelt Easter bonnet.

• Paint tlie flouiers on a toble runner:

• Use paint markers and a motif to embellish ajabric tote bag.

• Cut the daffodil design from paper and decoupage it on a hat box.

• Applique the lily pauern. to fabric for a pillow top.

• Paint any flower on a plain note card.

• Paint the circular floral. design, opposite, on a round box lid.

• Use a ioooa-ournino tool to transfer aesums to a wood plate, box, or small tabletop.

• Use glass paints to make a set Of floral tumblers, creating a different design on each glass.

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what to do

Sand the siool smooth. Wipe away sanding dust with a tack cloth.

Apply a coat of gesso to the stool. Let dry.

Follow crackle medium directions to crackle only the edges and legs of the stool, using periwinkle blue as a base and light gray-green as a topcoat. Let dry.

Trace the stool top to tracing paper. Trace parterns, poge5 162-165 Carefully cut out flower centers (see Photo A, above right). Tape the patterns on the stool. Trace shapes with the silver pencil [see Photo B). Set porterns aside.

Cut out the floral shapes. Trace the ouihno to the stool top. Cut, trace, and transfer all patterns to the staal top.

Hold the cutouts on scrapbook paper and cut out shapes Arrange deSigns on stool tap, slightly trimming shapes for paint to show between paper pieces. Cut and fit together a few pieces at a time until all pieces ore together.

Brush decoupage medium on a the stool

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top and onto the back side of the papers. Adhere papers to the stool a few at a time to cover the top. Let the decoupage medium dry

7 Apply several coats of decoupage medium to the stool top lsee Photo C,

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8 In a well-ventilated work area, spray the stool with varnish to seal. Let the varnish dry.

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6 more ways to use the stool patterns:

• Cut the shapes from felt to applique on a plain denim vest.

• Use embroidery stitches to outline a motif on a pillowcase.

• Applique fabric designs to a set oj bath towels.

• Enlarge a flouier or paisley desum. to applique to a sweatshirt.

• Place the designs randomly, enlarged and reduced, on a tabletop and paint them.

• Cut pieces from paper and decoupage on notebook covers

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prinq motifs on transparent tumblers. These and more patterns are on page 169.

supplies

Plain transparent glosswore White vinegar Adhesive-back shelf poper Carbon paper

Crohs knife

Spoon for burnishing

Y.·inch adhesive vinyl Jellers Fobric painl pen

Household gloves

Elching cream

Noluro! brislle painlbrush or sponge brush

what to do

Wash glosses with hot water and rinse with white vinegar IAvoid touching the areas to be etched) Cut a piece of ad hes ive-back shelf po per 1 inch larger all around than the chosen pattern, page 169.

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Use carbon paper to trace t e pottern onto the shelf paper; cut out designs with a crofts knife [see Photo A, right) Set aside cutout portions Peel backing from the negative or background portion. Place the negative portion on the glass, clipping edges as needed for the paper to adhere lIat to the surfoce. Use the spoon to burnish [rub lightly) the design edges to prevent etching cream from seeping under the paper.

For the cat design, apply V4-inch adhesive virwllefters to spell "meow" in the word balloon. Use the paint pen to draw face details lsee Photo BI

Allow the point to dry several hours before etching. For the sunflower glass, use the paint pen to draw a center circle, dots for seeds in the circle, and petal divisions, uSing the pofte-n. opposite, as a gUide.

4 Wear household gloves. Brush on the etching cream [see

Photo C) following the manufacturer's instructions. Allow to set; thoroughly rinse the glass.

5 Peel off the adhesive paper, paint, and lettering (see Photo D). Thoroughly wash and dry the glassware before using.

9 more ways to use the etched glasses patterns:

• Make a stencil using the bee pauern; stencil it on

a wall.

• Etch a vase using the sumficnoer:

• Paint a motif on a terra-coita fiouierpoi.

• Etch the vine horizontally around the rims

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• Cut the cat from fel: and glue it to a chUd's photo album or diary.

• Cu; shapes/rom paper and adhere to card stock to make greeting cards and gift tags.

• Enlarge the flouier design, cut several blossoms, leaves, and stems from fabric, and applique

a wall hanging.

• Etch d pattern on a clear glass soap dispenserfor the kitchen or bathroom.

• Etch a bee on the corner oj a wide glass picture frame

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Plan a bouquet from the assortment cf floicers and leaves, opposite Adorn unih. beads and arrange on a brimmed tuu for a sprinq-fresh topper

supplies

Tracing poper; pencil Scissors

Ferr in assorted colors Woven hal

Small beads

Thread; sewing needle Embroidery floss

what to do

Trace and cut out floral and leof patterns, opposite. Trace the shapes to felt and cut them out.

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Using the photo, above, for inspiration, layer the felt pieces and arrange them on a hat. Maintain the arrongement and place the pieces on 0 work surface.

Thread 0 needle and knot the ends together.

Sew the felt flower centers to the hot, using beads to secure each stitch. Attoch the leaves using embroidery floss and running stitches.

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Trace a poftern, pages 174-177. To make the plant pokes, transfer the large flowerpot ponern Iwith riml to the Y2-inch pine and the rim only to the Va-inch pine. Cut out the shapes,

sa nd the edges

Glue the Va-inch rim piece an the VZ-inch flowerpof shops lef the glue dry.

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bcnorn center of the plant poke. To trim the rim witn wire, drill holes througn Ihe rim, using Ihe pat/ems

as guides.

Point the wood shapes. let the paint dry. Apply a second coat if needed and let it dry. Sand the edges of the pointed wood for a worn appearance.

Using the photograph on pages ) 72-173

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varnish if desired.

Let the varnish dry.

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Bend the wire into a spiro], zigzag, or other shape

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supplies

Tracing paper; pencil; scissors Felt pieces in bright green,

orange, and yellow Embroidery floss in black, blue, lime green, orange, and purple

2 large black seed beads a12-inch square of purple felt Two 12-inch squares of blue felt Needle; white thread

Fiberfill

what to do

1 Trace and cut out the desired patterns, pages 24-27. The four small designs can be placed in a grid formation on the pillow.

2 Trace around the pattern pieces onto coordinating pieces of felt. Cut out the felt sha pes.

3 Using blanket stitches (see page 25) and

embroidery floss, sew the eyes, nose, and mouth on the pumpkin. Use white thread to sew a seed bead in the center of each eye, making several small spoke-like stitches.

4 Blanket-stitch the pumpkin to the purple felt piece usi ng bl ue floss. Center the purple felt square on a blue square. Blanketstitch it in place using green floss. Blanket-stitch the stem in place using green floss.

5 Leaving an opening for stuffing, stitch pillow front to other blue felt square using blanket stitches. Stuff pillow with fiberfill. Stitch the opening closed.

6 Cut four o-inch orange squares for bows. Pinch the centers together; tack them to the pillow top.

4 more ways to use the pumpkin pillow patterns:

• Applique a Halloween motif on an orange T-shirt.

• Paint the designs on wood to make yard stakes.

• Trace and cut a design from colorful paper to decoupage on the top of a small round table.

• Enlarge the patterns, trace on crtift foam, and cut out to make place mats.

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What could be more sensational than a school of friendly fish? Catch all your favorites, pages 180-183, to create

a swimmingly cool table set.

supplies

Glass pitcher and glasses Tracing paper; sharp lead pencil Scissors; tape

Gloss points

Paintbrushes: medium raund, flot, flot stiff bristled Fabric brush, and Fine liner

White caffan napkin

(prewoshed, dried, and pressed)

Ught box far Irocing, if desired FabriC painting medium Acrylic paints

Disposable plate

Black permanent paint pen

what to do

1 For the glassware, wash and dry the pilcher and glasses. Trace a nd cut out the pa!terns, poges /80-183. Avoiding the rim area, tape the tracings to the inside of the glassware

2 Paint the sections using glass paints [see Photo A, above right). let the paint dry.

Outline the fish with a fi ne liner brush and block glass point lsee Photo B). Let dry at least 24 hours before using.

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4 For the napkin, trace and cut aut ponerns, pages 180-183.

STope the tracing on a light box or a sunlit window. Place the fabric over the traced design, tape it in place, and trace with

a sharp lead pencil (see Photo C)

6 Mix one part fabric painting medium to two parts acrylic paint on a

disposable plate. Pour in enough water to make a mixture the consistency of light cream. Using the drawn lines as guides, painl in the designs (see Photo DI. let the painl dry.

70ulline Ihe fish paintings with black po i nt pen. Let dry.

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13 more ways to use the pitcher and accessories patterns:

• Use fabric paint to enhance a pair oj canvas sneakers with fish. Glue on rhinestone "bubbles. "

• Paint the characters on a beach bag.

• Paint one Jish on a sun visor.

• Use metal paints to make a school oj fish on a metal sand pail.

• Transfer a border of fish to a wall and paint the desurns with acrylic or wall paint.

• Cut large fish. pattern pieces from fabric and applurue on a canvas tote. Detail with embroidery stitches.

• Applique a fish. on a nand towel.

• Use glass paints to paint fish on a ceramic toothbrush holder.

• Copy tne fish patterns on black and white paper and make into a mini coloring book for your little ones.

• Enlarge a fish pattern onto card stock (at a copy shop). Color the fish and use it as a place mat.

• Transfer the fish patterns to Y01.r bathroom wall and paint with wall paints.

• Transfer the patterns to the outside of an aquarium. Paint with non-bakeabte glass paints.

• Transfer three oj the smaller fish to the front of a card. Using colored glitter, color in the solid areas oj the Jish with glue and gliller.

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of a valance. Create the mottled background by spraying on stripes of paint; seed beads and cording finish the topper. Single out one of the florols, pages 186-189, for a springinto-summer finish for your windows.

supplies

Paper; pencil; scissors Unlined valance with straight

baffom; measuring tope /-inchwide blue masking tope Waxed poper; tracing paper Acrylic points in yellow-gold.

bright pink, leaf green. mint green, pink, block, and assorted colors

Spray boffle

Tracing paper

Disposable plate

Uquid textile medium

Fine liner paintbrush [arge block seed beads Block thread; needle lining fabric; straight pins Thread to match lining White satin cording

PO 'brus~ 0 detail wers and eaves. Let e po nt dry. Sew three block seed beads in each flower center.

From lining fabric cut a pi ece Y2 inch larger a II around than the valance Trim the valance V4 inch beyond the scallop line. Trace the scallop pattern along a long edge of Ihe lining and cut along the line. RighI sides facing, sew together the scallop edges of the valance and lining. Clip the seam allowance, turn right side out, and press. Fold the sides of the lining to meet the valance side edges; press and pin

in place. Hand-sew the edges together. Tack the upper edge of lining to the valance below the tabs.

Tack cording along the scallop edge of the valance.

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You wcm't mind these silly bugs inc/zing their way along the backsplash! Select from the bug, butterfly, and snail patterns on page 193 and paint them to coordinate with your kitchen or bath.

supplies

Small marts finish lilss

(available 01 home slore5) Troclng poper, lope

Pencils wilh 50ft and hord leads Gloss or ceramic poinl5 in

blue, green, oronge, pink, red, and yellow

Small round and flol

painlbrushes

Fine block permonenl morker Medium-poinl block poinl pen Soft clolh

Spray Or brush-on gloze sealer Tile glue; groul

what to do

1 Wash and dry the tiles according to the point manufacturer's directions. Avoid touching the areas to be painted.

2 Trace polterns, page 193, to tracing paper. Using a soft lead pencil, color the bock of the traced designs. Tape a poftern to a tile and trace the desipn with a sharp hard lead

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•• • pencil to transfer drawing to the tile [see Photo A. obove).

3 Remove the ponern Point the design with a small round brush, using the pai nti ng color guides, below. Let the po int dry.

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4 To point tiles solid colors, thin gloss paint just enough to make it transparent Use a flat brush that best fits the area to paint the tiles. let the point dry

5 Outline and detail the designs with a black marker [see Photo BI Use a medium-point black paint pen to make dots. Let dry.

6 After the point is dry, wipe of! visible pencil marks with a soft, damp cloth. To seal individt.ol tiles before applying Ihem to a wall surface, spray several very lighl coats of glaze sealer on the tiles, allowing drying time for each coat. INote: If sealer is sprayed 100 heavily, the gloze pools on the surface and causes some marker ink to dissolve and run) For tiles mounled and grouted on wall surfaces, use brush-on glaze

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sealer rather than sprov, Brush lightly and avoid excess ive brush i ng bac

and Iorih. Let the sealer dry.

7Glue tiles in place occording to the tile manufacturer's directions. Allow glue 10 set. Because grout is abrasive and can scratch the painted tiles, avoid applying excessive grout on the tile faces while filling in the lile jaints as well as possible. Let the grout dry. Carefully wipe the tile surfaces with a soft, damp cloth.

NOH: For regular cleaning, wipe tiles gently with Q 50ft, damp cloth. Use nonabrasive cleansers.

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AlTERNATIVE TILE PATIERNS

ALTE AlIvE TIlE PARRNS

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ALTERNATIVE PILLOW PATTERN

As glorious as ajield cf unldflou-ers, ttii hand-painted sink bursts with natu re's best colors. Fill a powder room basin uith blooms and bugs using all, or a select jell', oj the patternsjrom page 197

supplies Ceromic sink

Tracing paper; saf! lead peno! Scissors; tape

Paintbrushes

Surface conditioner for pain/ing gloss

Ceramic points in while, blue, purple, light green, medium green, dark green, pink,

and black

Clear gloss glaze

tips before you begin

Choose a ceramic basin sink in nearly any color, size, or shape; adjust the portern designs, page 197, to fil. Ahhough a biscuit-color basin provides a neutral background for the paint colors shown, white or dark

color backgrounds work just as well with ohered paint colors.

Place on uninstalled basin on a work surface. Place old rolled towels around the basin to prevent it from rolling or shiking while you paint. Or cut a hole in a heavy cord board box (such as the basin's shipping box) to creole a temporary countertop; set Ihe basin in the box while paint; ng If

the faucet is installed.

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securely tope a plastic bog over it; tope tile drain mechanism to ovoid dripping paint on it.

Use the pofterns in the sizes shown, opposire, reduce or enlarge them,

or use the pallerns as inspiration to draw freehand fiorals and insects While painting, qUickly rework a painted area if needed by wiping off the wet point with a damp cloth.

what to do

Wash and dry the basin according to the paint manufacturer's instructions. Avoid touching the areas to be painted

Trace a nd cut out the pallerns, opposite, from tracing paper. Tape patterns to the basin fa determine design placement based on basin size and shope. Remove the poftem pieces. To transfer the designs to the surface, use a soft lead pencil to darken the paper on the bac k side of the deSigns. Tope the patterns, design facing upward, in the basi n Use a penci I to trace over the design lines, transferring the designs to the basin [see Photo A, right). Check the desiqns to determine whether all lines have transferred; remove the patterns from the basin.

Generously apply surface conditioner with a clean, dry po intbrush to

the outlined areas, [see Photo B). Let the conditioner dry. Point desiqns within four hours of applying the conditioner, or reapply the conditioner before painting.

Begin pointing the dragonflies, referring to the photo, page 195. Paint the wings and body whife [see Photo C). While the point is wet, blend in blue and purple shadows [see Photo D). Point leaves and flowers in the some manner. Point a vine using two or three shades of green. Point small round purple and pink flowers by dipping a round paintbrush into both colors and applying the brush with a dotting motion onto the basin. let the point dry.

Apply narrow block shading lines and design details to the flowers and insects (see Photo E). let the paint dry

Apply one or more coots of glaze to the painted areas, ollowinq drying time for each coat Allow the paint to air-dry for at least 10 days before using the basin.

NOTE: Clean the basin only with nonabrasive cleansers. Avoid leaVing water 10 stand in the basin.

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unexpected surprises. Place these beauties end to erui for an edging or side by side for stepping-stones. Select your favorite design from the patterns on pages 200-201.

supplies Decorolive brick Newspapers

White spray primer

Acrylic paints For outdoor use in while, red, green, purple, yellow, and orange Paintbrushes.' medium round

and fine liner Tracing paper

Pencil wilh soft lead; tope Fine'poinl block paml pen

what to do

Wipe the brick clean; make sure it IS dry. In a well·ventilated work oreo, cover the work surface with newspapers. Spray the brick with white primer. Let the primer .dry.

To make the design, above, point the top of the brick white. Lei dry. Paint the sides red. Let dry.

Trace a poltern, pages 200-201, io tracing poper. Shade the bock of he tracing with a soft lead pencil. Design side up, tope the tracing to the brick. Trace the lines with a sharp pencil to transfer the design to the brick [see Photo A, righ~. If the surface is

too rough to transfer the ines, cut out and trace

the potterns.

Using the painting gUide on page 200, point in all the designs. Use the fine liner brush to point green vines. Paint purple

stripes on the red sides of the brick. Let the point dry.

Use a black paint pen to outline the deSigns [see Photo B). Draw a zigzag edge along the yellow border.

On the large flower, dot black on the tips of the flower petals by dipping the end of a large paintbrush handle in paint and applying it to the petal. Let the point dry. Use a smaller paintbrush handle

to apply yellow dots in the center of the black dots

Let the point dry

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BRICK BEAUTY PAINTING GUIDE

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ALTERNATIVE BRICK PATTERN

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