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Tile Artists Motif Bible : 200 Decorative Designs with Step-By-Step Instructions and Charts - Jacqui Atkin

Tile Artists Motif Bible

200 Decorative Designs with Step-By-Step Instructions and Charts

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Bring colour and creativity to your handmade or store bought, ties with this collection of 200 decorative designs.

Every entry features a photograph of the finished design, a charted diagram, a full list of equipment needed, and instructions in the order of work. Each design can be used in a scheme and mixed and matched with others in the book. At a glance icons indicate skill level and required techniques for each tile.

Core techniques are demonstrated with step by step photographs, from making molds, and transferring designs to decorating with paints, stamps, stencils, sgraffito and inlays.

Introduction p.6
How to Use This Book p.9
Techniques p.10
Glaze Recipes p.10
Tools and Equipment p.12
Clay Bodies p.14
Kilns and Firing p.18
Mold Making p.22
Slabbing p.26
Press Molding p.28
Slip Casting p.30
Decorating Handsome tiles p.31
Creating a design p.33
Textured Surfaces p.37
Glazing- methods of application p.38
Glazing Decoration p.45
Post Glaze Decoration p.48
Simple Printing Methods p.50
Transferring Motifs p.53
Decorating Commercial Made Tiles p.54
Design and Motif Directory p.59
Tile Selector p.59
Animals p.66
Birds p.76
Fish p.88
Insects p.98
Sea Life p.108
Fossils p.118
Botanical p.126
Fruits and Vegetables p.146
Nursery p.156
Architecture p.166
Culture p.180
Abstract p.190
Artists' Inpiration p.202
Zodiac p.216
Celtic p.222
Retro p.230
Patterns p.242
Glossary p.252
Index p.254
Credits p.256

ISBN: 9780896894389
ISBN-10: 089689438X
Audience: General
Format: Spiral Ringed Book
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Krause Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 16.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.744