Vol.100 No.8 12/15/03
Diamond & Stripe Patterns:
Everything you Need to Know for Painting Diamond & Striped Decorative
Walls. Faux Fun. 2003 38min.
Instructor Barbara Wurden demonstrates the fine points of painting diamond
and stripe faux finishes in the easy-to-follow program aimed a seasoned
do-it-yourselfer. Wurden, armed with basic materials (tape, levels, brushes,
rollers, paint) and loads of patience, walks viewers through four patterns:
volume stripes, variegated stripes, floor-to-ceiling diamond, and upholstered
diamonds Each segment begins with an on screen list of materials and explanation
of the prepaint process, including plotting the design, measuring, and
taping the pattern. With good camera angles and clear instruction, this
newest entry in the Faux Fun series will be popular with home decorators.
Other new titles show viewers how to create stonelike, fabriclike, and
blended-color wall finishes. - Candace Smith