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Art Deco Cut & Use Stencils

51 working stencils based on authentic Art Deco designs include large and small geometrics, opulent abstract patterns, and stylized women, flowers, and other gorgeous motifs.

Series: Art Deco Cut & Use Stencils (Book 181)

Paperback: 64 pages

Publisher: Dover Publications; First Edition edition (June 1, 1977)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0486235513

ISBN-13: 978-0486235516

Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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This is a great source book for Art Deco designs. It contains 51 stencil motifs to use directly or to modify if you wish. It suggests some color combinations on the book's jacket for some Art Deco inspiration. The stencils are printed on heavy grade stencil paper. However, the stencils themselves are in black and white to enable you to cut them out easily.The author gives concise instructions for the use and maintenance of the stencils.I have searched high and low for Art Deco designs and this book finally delivered the designs I needed.

For anyone who hasn't used "Art Deco" stencils. This book will have many styles for you to see, and chose. The cover will give you an idea of what kind of stencils they mostly have. The sizes are from 8" (in) to 2" (In.) These are copyright free. But they have other info. on what you can, can't do.If you where looking for more "flowers" I would try "Art Nouveau Cut & Use Stencils" those are great stecils too, that are also copyright free.

It is difficult to find circa 1930's art deco for home decor. These are stated to be historically accurate designs. They seem so to me. This is the second of this specific book which I have purchased. Stencils, when used, need to be replaced to maintain sharp lineage. I made stencil decorated panels for the sides of our living room windows - a great departure from curtains and drapery.

The designs are fabulous, but extra steps are needed to make actual stencils. These are merely great designs on paper.

You have to do a lot of stuff before you can actually use them like coat with linseed oil .... I didn't feel like doing all that so I traced them and then used carbon paper to get them onto whatever I need them for. I'll get more use out of them this way and they'll stay in great condition. Probably wouldn't have bought them if I had been aware of that. Maybe it says it somewhere but I didn't see it.

Dover's "Art Deco Cut & Use Stencils" is a must-have for anyone attempting interior design in the mode of the late '20s or early '30s. Many authentic designs are faithfully reproduced here, at the time, cleverly printed on heavy card stock for a direct cut/stencil. Of course, you can now scan in and blow up these designs to the size you desire, thereby offering greater flexibility and not mutilating the book.Buyer beware: my copy was in mint condition, but I understand that since this is a stencil book, you may find used copies will not have certain designs intact.

This book arrived very quickly. It was labeled "used". Two of the many, many stencils had been used but were included and were in good shape and could be used again. This book has some great deco stencils. I will be using a couple of them in a designer showcase house which will save me a lot of time in not having to design and cut my own (although these do have to be cut). Well worth the money!

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