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  1. One Stroke Techniques Guide by Donna Dewberry

    February 21, 2013 by admin

    If anyone is interested to learn decorative painting from books, this One Stroke Techniques Guide by Donna Dewberry is a good book for beginners. I’m selling this for RM45, excluded postage. I have 3 books in stock. There are 128 pages.

    You get to learn all the basic materials, type of paint, basic guide on how to do the basecoating, crackle effect and spattering just to name a few.

    The brand of the paint and medium used in this book is Plaid/ Folk Art. If you are in Kuala Lumpur, the brand is sold in Art Friend, The Gardens.

    If you are a newbie to decorative painting, you will be surprised to find all kind and shape of brushes i.e scruffy, angle, flat, fan, filbert. Each will have different function and usage in painting.

    It’s really important to basecoat the material you want to paint. To make it more interesting, there are techniques like crackle, spattering, antiquing for more effect. Some can be done before you start painting, and some after you have painted the design.

    To start the one stroke techniques, you have to know how to load your brush. There are pictures to show each step. Of course with practice, you will get the feel of it and can start to paint with ease.

    There are steps on how to paint rosebud using angle/angular brush.

    If you have been wondering how to use fan brush, check out the worksheets on painting grass and wild flowers. It can also be used to paint waves and water.

    If you want to paint on fabric, there is special medium to be added into your paint. It will help the paint to glide over the fabric.

    There are many worksheets to practise the strokes, shown here are the one using flat brush and scruffy brush.

    Your angle brush can also be used to make ribbon strokes and to draw vines.

    In decorative painting, it is really important for you to know how to hold the brush and position your hand.

    If anyone interested to get a copy of this book, kindly leave comment/email me at farah[at]bungatelur.com or sms 012.6482121. The postage and handling using poslaju/pos express will be RM7 for this book.


  2. FOR SALE : Painting Americana by Judy Morgan

    November 3, 2011 by admin

    For those who love the rural country style folk art with roosters and chickens, this book is definitely for you. I have 3 copies to sell at RM40 each. Postage will be RM8 in West Malaysia.

    I will usually check what brand of paints and materials used in the book. In this book, the author used assorted brands which could be found in Malaysia.

    I never use spray varnish before. Will be a good idea to try one.

    Most decorative artist love rooster and hens. The brushstrokes shown in the book is simplified and loose.

    What I really love to try is this roses on metal bucket. I have a few buckets bought from IKEA which are waiting to be decorated.

    It shows how to basecoat the metal bucket and create the rustic, aged look.

    There are steps to be followed on how to paint the leaves, roses, yellow flowers, blue flowers and daisies.

    Of course the technique will be different compared to other artist, as shown in basic strokes for rose above.

    You can find pattern which can be photocopied and enlarge to bring it to full size.

    These are the steps to paint numbers, letters and border for the sampler project.

    These are the steps for painting tulip, daisies and leaves for the door crown project. Actually there are many great projects in the book which you can learn new skills like painting basket, eggs, fruits just to name a few.

    Hurry up, place your order. There’s only 3 copies of Painting Americana to sell. Leave your comment with a valid email address (your comment won’t appear instantly as I need to approve them) or email me directly.


  3. FOR SALE : 450 Decorative Borders You Can Paint by Jodie Bushman

    October 28, 2011 by admin

    Jodie Bushman has another book – The Big Book of Decorative Borders. This is another book by her. I have 2 copies of this book but only 1 is for sell. The retail price in the market is RM95.00. I am selling this for RM35 with additional RM8 as postage and handling.

    There are 12 projects with different techniques on various surface and easy to follow instructions.

    Check out the table of content.

    There’s list of materials needed. Basically if you have done decorative painting before, these are what people normally need.

    I’m interested with her suggestion to use plastic pencil case with deli paper as palette. I could have save a lot of paint because as a mom you never know when you will have time to really sit down and paint.

    These are the basic techniques on how to load the paint. She even shows how to make dots. (Note to self: get a stylus next time I shop)

    Not to scare the first timer, the first project is to do on a ready made letter rack. You just need to sand on the area where you will paint the borders.

    There are about 8 steps to follow. What a great and thoughtful gift for a house warming, don’t you think so?

    Once you feel confident, let’s move to a bigger piece like this trunk. It looks challenging but actually it’s a repetition of borders.

    I remember among the first thing I learned many years ago during folk art class is to do strokes for daisy. Maybe it’s about time I take out all my brushes and try this project.

    For this lamp shade project, you will get to learn on how to draw border on curved surface.

    Another one I would love to try is to paint border on fabric. Once you add the acrylic paint with textile medium, you can wash it.

    These are some borders you will get to learn in the three-step techniques. There are 32 borders taught in the 3 easy steps chapter.

    Oh, if you are feeling ambitious and would love to paint border on your kitchen wall for example, there’s one project on long repeating border. There are many wonderful tips to try.

    You will also find hundreds of borders, corner treatments and other embellishments to copy.

    There are patterns which you can trace or photocopy and enlarge to suit the size of your project.

    If you are interested to buy, hurry up and leave a comment with a valid email address or email me. There’s only one copy to sell.


  4. FOR SALE : The Artful Card

    October 26, 2011 by admin

    I have a few copies of this great book – The Artful Card by Alison Eads to sell. The retail price at MPH is RM89.90 but their stock is currently unavailable. I am selling this for RM30. Postage and handling for West Malaysia is RM8.

    You will get to learn about 25 projects inside the book. There are many techniques you can learn, from the very basic in card making to a more advanced like collage frame and antiquing.
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    For a start you can make a baby card like this. Each of the project comes with step-by-step instructions.

    Sometimes when we have been making cards for a long time, we tend to forget the basic of tearing paper..haha!

    Oh, don’t be fool and think that this Chateau card is simple. It involves a lot of painting, stamping and creative effort to turn into a beautiful collage. All of that you can learn from this book.

    Or if you are always running out of time like me, you can make a bookmark like this. After all it’s the thought that counts, not the size of your creation.

    If you want to learn something more advanced, try making this Italy card. With copper antiquing solution, you will get to see a pretty patina as part of the embellishment.

    This is the chance for you to try a new technique rather than get stuck with the old style years after years.

    And if you are bored with doing normal card (or in my case, easel card) try this matchbook style card.

    Of course a fresh inspiration to create a normal side-fold card like this is always welcome.

    So hurry up, place your order. Leave a comment with a valid email address or email me. There’s a few books left. Get creative and make something wonderful today!


  5. Donna Dewberry Quick & Easy Murals – FOR SALE

    October 21, 2011 by admin

    This is another book meant for those interested in folk art/decorative painting. It’s a book by Donna Dewberry. She is a wife and a mother of 7 who learn decorative painting through self taught and observation. She is famous for her One Stroke technique where 2 colors are loaded on the brush to save time in painting.

    There are 300 step by step pictures in this book.

    The retail price at MPH is RM99.90 but currently their stock is not available. I am selling this for RM35. There’s 4 more in stock for this title. The postage and handling will be RM8 for West Malaysia.

    You will learn on how to paint rose, Donna Dewberry’s style.

    You will also learn on how to paint leaves, ivy vines and hydrangea petals.

    If you are not into flower design, you can try her fruits design like this apple. It will be great as murals in your kitchen.

    For a more masculine design, you can try painting this blue bird.

    I’m sure many would love to have bird bath as part of English style decoration at home. You can always adjust the size of your painting to suit a smaller surface like a wooden mail box or even your garden fence.

    For those interested to buy this book, please leave comment with your valid email address or email me at farah [at] bungatelur.com.


  6. Priscilla Hauser’s Book Of Roses – FOR SALE

    October 17, 2011 by admin

    I have 5 copies of Priscilla Hauser’s Book of Roses for sale.

    The retail price at MPH is RM99.90. I am selling this for RM35.00. Please contact or email if you are interested.

    For those who would love to try folk art or decorative painting, you are advised to attend personal class. However if you don’t have the time and resources to do so, having a good reference like this book could help. In the book, it shows what kind brushes and paints you will need to start painting such wonderful roses.

    The step by step pictures are clear. What you need is to practise all the strokes to make it perfect.

    Here is one of the example that I would love to try one of these days.

    I love the vibrant red rosebuds.

    Oh, it also comes with patterns which you can enlarge and photocopy to suit the size of your medium.

    So hurry up and place your order. The postage and handling will be RM12.50 via poslaju if you are in West Malaysia. Charge for normal parcel will be RM7.

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