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Vinegar putty painting. An easy, inexpensive way to make and manipulate a decorative glaze finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #70 Dec 1998 pg. 84

Fool's gold. A gold mine of furniture finishing options with the latest in faux finishes. Describes surface preparation, graining, glazing, stencilling and antiquing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1992 (v.15#4) pg. 20

How to use wood gel stains and graining tools to transform stained, scarred, scratched tables into faux marquetry and inlay designs.
CRAFTS Mar 1992 (v.15#3) pg. 24

How to create the look of lapis lazuli stone with paint.
CRAFTS May 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 32

How to create the look of malachite using paint and corrugated cardboard.
CRAFTS Jun 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 16

T-shirt ragging. A technique for creating the illusion of texture on any surface.
CRAFTS Oct 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 32

Cauliflower granite. How to paint surfaces to look like granite using pieces of cauliflower as an applicator.
CRAFTS Nov 1997 (v.20#11) pg. 94

Sea sponge verdigris. How to simulate a verdigris finish with paint and glazes.
CRAFTS Dec 1997 (v.20#12) pg. 32

Three faux finishes for painting on picture frames. (1) Tortoiseshell. (2) Leather. (3) Granite.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1991 (v.18#5) pg. 10

A new look for old ceramic tile in a bathroom. How to sponge a faux granite finish on old ceramic tile.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1991 (v.18#5) pg. 80

How to create five faux finishes as backgrounds for decorative paintings. Verdigris, ragged (mottled), textured, marbled and wood-grained.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1994 (v.21#1) pg. 22, Insert

Painting instructions for two faux finishes (mahogany wood graining and tortoise shell).
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1994 (v.21#2) pg. 44

How to create a realistic stone-like finish using commercial spray finishes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1994 (v.21#3) pg. 16
Correction DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK May-Jun 1994 (v.21#3) pg. 25

Tips on sealing (or not sealing) painted faux finishes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1996 (v.23#1) pg. 10

Faux finishing roundup. An in-depth review of products that are used to create faux finishes on any surface. Includes the dos and don'ts of faux finishing.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1996 (v.23#1) pg. 30

How to create the look of age-old Italian glazed tile. Stamps, paint, a crackle finish and antiquing glaze are used to create faux tiles on a wood surface.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1997 (v.24#5) pg. 10

Fool the eye finishes. Part 1. Graining and other decorative painting techniques. How to create patterns using feather, corncob, stiff bristle brush, lump of putty, crumpled rag, crumpled wax paper and a comb.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1992 (v.23#3) pg. 60

Tips on how to give a painted project an antique look.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 20

Decorative painted finishes. An introduction to glazing, wood-graining, marbleizing and other finishing techniques.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 78

How to achieve a crackle paint finish that appears very old.
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 96

Faux finishes (marbleizing, patina and pickling) for picture frames and candle holders.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1992 (v.38#4) pg. 27, 30

Faux finishes for miniatures. Instructions for tortoiseshell, sponge painting, comb painting, graniteware and marbleizing.
NUTSHELL NEWS Aug 1993 (v.23#8) pg. 74

Sanded paint. How to apply a finish that imitates stone by sprinkling dry sand onto wet paint.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1991 (v.19#3) pg. 32

Finishing techniques for Lincrusta-Walton and Anaglypta to simulate leather, metal, etc.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1993 (v.21#3) pg. 60

Speciality finishes that can give a wood project the look and feel of stone or marble.
SHOPNOTES #24 Nov 1995 (v.4) pg. 31

Modern-day crackling. Five hints for applying Cracklin' Finish spray paint.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 24

How to faux finish like a pro. (1) Two easy glaze recipes. (2) Six steps to walnut grain. (3) Five steps to quartersawn oak grain. (4) Butterfly and cat's eyes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 78

Faux antique crackled finish makes a piece of furniture look like it had several coats of paint applied over the years. Step-by-step instructions.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1993 (v.17#5) pg. 25