Inside this Issue — April 2008
Energize and Revitalize
Rev up your engines
Spring is just around the corner, and soon you’ll be gathering with your painting friends and heading out in search of those “must-have, slightly used, waiting just for you” garage sale finds! It’s time to start planning for the projects you wish to complete over the next several months, and we trust the features in this issue will help to inspire you.
No stress finishes
Take the stress out of painting a distressed finish. Tracy Moreau shows you how to put a contemporary twist on a technique that you would typically use on a primitive or antique piece. In her column, “A Fresh Approach to Faux Finishes,” Tracy exhibits the versatility of distressed finishes with a stylish martini cabinet.
Bring a touch of spring to your surroundings with a garden full of flowers. Whether you choose to create paintings for your walls, accents for your table, or pillows for your sofa or bed, our selection
in this issue is sure to please. Choose from formal to casual styles in colors that will brighten any room in your home.
For your information
From choosing the right brush to practicing strokework to organizing your painting place, the tips and techniques featured in this issue will expand your knowledge and help to make you a better painter. Stimulate your creativity by following Anne Hunter’s advice in her column, “Your Home Studio”. Out with the old and in with the new doesn’t have to be the case when you take a fresh approach to decorative painting.