Artist and award-winning writer Philippa Stockley has designed, made and painted since childhood. Years as an impoverished painter made being frugal, ecological, and always recycling second nature. After buying a derelict small house, decorating it on a tight budget was top of the list. Stockley paints, sews, saws, cooks and mends. In Paint & Make she shares how she paints murals, floor coverings, panels and faux-effects, and makes soft furnishings, useful and decorative small shelves, organic polish, and home-made treats.
With more than 300 original photos and drawings by the author, this beautiful and practical book shows you how to do the same. Where possible choose natural materials and reject needless plastics, aggressive chemicals, and waste. Making things yourself saves money, gives a unique result, and is satisfying and enriching. Careful use of precious natural resources is something to be proud of. Stockley shares projects from her own home to inspire you to create something unique and special in yours — without breaking the bank.
Philippa Stockley is an award-winning journalist and author of many books, and a professional painter and designer.