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The Bathroom Book

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The Bathroom Book sets out to offer a range of new and innovative decorating schemes for the bathroom, which are equally suited to rest of the house. This book shows how the versatile medium of stencilling can be used to create both modern and traditional effects, using many of the Motif stencils available on this website, with fully illustrated step by step guides for achieving really good results. Stencil projects show how to apply a silver aluminium leaf finish to the Large Koi Carp Stencil; a mosaic effect splashback using the large Dolphin Mosaic stencil; detailed steps on creating a beautiful hand-painted, repeat wallpaper effect using the large Damask Repeat Stencil; and reverse stencil techniques using etching spray on the Reverse Feathers Stencil and spattered porcelain paint with the Buckthorn Leaf Stencil on ceramic tiles.

Elegant relief stencil effects using 3D stencil paste are also shown with the Shells Stencil, realistic tile effects using the Mediterranean Floor Stencil; as well as stencilling onto fabrics with the Dragonfly Stencil and the Cow Parsley Stencil. Other stencils featured include the Coastal Birds Border Stencil in a New England themed room, the Geometric Repeat Stencil in a modern graphic scheme, the Gurjurat Indian Stencils, the Plum Blossom and Moon Stencil, the Mosaic Floor Stencil, the Abstract Oriental Stencil, the Koi Carp Stencil and the popular Countryside Toile Repeat Stencil.

Amongst other step by step projects in this book, Henny also shows how to create beautiful limestone marble, with a Trompe L'Oeil mirror effect, a modern, striking Calacatta (grey and white) marble finish and a stunning, vivid seascape mural.

The products used throughout the projects in this book are available on the Motif website.

About the book

The Bathroom Book by Henny Donovan
ISBN 1-84092-406-3. Apple Press. Softback - 128 full colour pages; includes introduction on preparation, colour and techniques, with resource directory.

This book is also published in the USA as The Bathroom Book through Creative Publishing - this is identical to the UK edition, but has a resource directory relevant to the USA. 

 

 

Bathroom Decorating Ideas Book

The Bathroom Book
by Henny Donovan

Back cover

Dolphin Mosaic
splashback project

Silver stencil

Applying silver aluminium
leaf
to Koi Carp stencil