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The most colorful way to reduce stress while having fun! Adult coloring is absolutely a growing trend and consumers are really taking to the idea. Not only is it calming and good for your health, it's just plain fun! For those of us who can't retreat to a spa on a regular basis, coloring offers a creative, affordable, and novel way for busy adults to relax and unwind from the hectic pace of modern life. Coloring For Adults For Dummies is here to serve as a guided coloring book for harried adults of any age who are looking for a fun and easy way to decompress and find joy while engaging in this timeless activity. Whether used for enjoyment, to relieve stress, or as an excuse to get together with friends for a coloring party, Coloring For Adults For Dummies is filled with intricate, detailed, and inspiring patterns & designs and provides hours of stress relief and mental relaxation! Designed for you to color in with markers, colored pencils, or even your kids' crayons, the pages inside this book are awaiting your imagination and creativity to bring them to life all while you relax and enjoy staying in the present. Even older children who love to color can enjoy this unique and special coloring book. * Offers 100 highly-detailed coloring templates * Helps you channel your anxiety into a satisfying, creative accomplishment * Promotes finding energy for your stressed soul * Encourages you to express your inner creativity A novel way for busy adults to relax and unwind from the hectic pace of modern life, Coloring For Adults For Dummies is the perfect way to step back from the stress of everyday life and color your way to peace and relaxation. Even older children who love to color can enjoy this unique and special coloring book.
Photographs have always evoked strong emotions - special memories caught on camera have their own special magic. But photos must be displayed for us to share their magic with others. Now there are many more display possibilities than placing them in an album or simply framing them. This book will show you that there is hardly a surface that cannot be covered with a photograph using simple techniques to turn photos into valued gifts. Project ideas include: Canvas prints Boxes and signs Bottles and jars Jewellery Kitchen items Candles Plates, bowls, mugs Placemats and coasters Cushions, blankets and bunting Toys, dolls and puzzles Lampshades and lanterns Notebooks, cards, calendars and gift tags Displays and decorations Use these ideas to turn your photos into valued gifts by personalizing general-use items or simply create eye-catching decor for your home. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs as well as stunning photos of each finished project, the book will both teach and inspire. So give your creativity free rein and fill your life with your special moments.
Pom poms are suddenly showing up again everywhere;as fashion accessories, home decor items and toys;adding a new twist to an old favorite. Adorable Pom Pom Animals shows you how to sculpt cuddly pets and mascots in different shapes and sizes;from miniature poodles, hamsters and bunnies small enough to wear on a brooch or bag;to larger bears, monkeys and parakeets big enough to fill the palm of your hand or hang in your car. The author even shows you how to make a few tasty treats and a flower or two! This simple art of winding, tying, trimming and fluffing yarns and fabrics to form them into huggable shapes is a craft that provides fun and a sense of creativity for people of all ages. In this charming little book, you will learn how to: Select the right fibers to provide the perfect texture for each creation Use stitching and trimming to sculpt and define the pom pom Use needle felting techniques to give each one its own unique characterLessons, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions show you how to make: Wearable animal heads like a lion, a Schnauzer, a monkey, and other wild and domesticated animals Little toys and mascots of favorite animals like cats, dogs, seals and penguins, to name a few Character animals, hearts and flowers, vegetables and fruits, and so much more and hellip;Best of all, the designs and techniques in this book make it easy to come up with your own original designs;and you'll have the technical know-how to make them!
Bestselling artist and author explains how to use light and shade in watercolour painting to add lifelike detail and create engaging artworks. Mastering light and shadow is the key to successful watercolour paintings and in this book you can learn how to paint like an expert. The book is packed with Hazel Soan's colourful and varied paintings, as well as step-by-step exercises and handy hints. Beginning with how to see the values of light and shade through the eyes of an artist, the book then shows how watercolour is the perfect medium to represent light and shade. Learn how to balance light and shade through compositional design and how to establish the shadow of individual components within the composition. Hazel demonstrates clever techniques such as conserving white paper to show highlights, how to mix the right tonal values and how to balance detail in your painting. Finally, the book looks at using light and shade to create atmospheric effects, tonal patterns to look out for and how to bring it all together to create fantastic artworks.
Useful information on important anatomical features, directions on how to handle subjects, and how to express their forms and postures. 224 illus.
Learn how to bring a Japanese aesthetic into your life with these elegant works of floral art. Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are delicate and beautiful examples of paper craft, but are surprisingly easy to make. This inspirational how-to guide shows you how to make 31 gorgeous designs that can virtually pass for the real thing except they will never wilt! The sculptural quality of these flowers is an amazing and creative way to add a touch of beauty to your home, or to create low-cost decorations for a wedding, a baby shower, or any other special event. All of the most popular blossoms are represented here, including: 5 different roses these romantic flowers can be mixed and matched to create a natural looking bouquet Frilly carnations full of intricate folds and textures, these popular flowers are just as much fun in paper form Colourful tulips carry a piece of spring with you throughout the entire year Delicate cherry blossoms enjoy the wonders of cherry blossom season in your own home 3 bold sunflowers in slightly different shapes and sizes, these cheerful flowers create a sunny bouquet when grouped together Festive poinsettias blooms that will look fresh throughout the entire holiday season And many more!. Simple instructions, templates and colourful step-by-step photos show even novice paper crafters how to create each project, and how to gather them into incredible paper flower bouquets. There are instructions showing how the designs can be used in 18 amazing ways for decorating, selling, gift giving and entertaining including: Spectacular wreaths Decorative ornaments Customized photo frames Individualized bookmarks. Perhaps best of all, there are instructions for exquisite wearable pieces, sure to draw appreciative comments and perfect as gifts for loved ones: A fashionable floral crown Cheerful brooches A statement corsage. Japanese Paper Flowers has all the information and all of the necessary patterns you need! With just some scissors, a few sheets of colourful tant origami paper, and a few drops of crafts glue all of which can be found online and in paper stores you can create breath-taking paper flowers in no time at all!
From simple yet stunning ways to decorate the Christmas tree, to delicious festive treats to eat and drink, this book is bursting with ideas to inspire you year after year. Begin your festive season in the forest, collecting pinecones, twigs, and berries - the perfect ingredients for a rustic Christmas. Create light and warmth in the dark winter months by crafting colourful lanterns and candle making. Add a personal touch by making your own beautiful gifts for friends and family, and follow the ingenious ways to wrapping them. Whether it is for the home, Him, Her, or the children, Handmade Scandinavian Christmas has something to inspire everyone, and this endless treasure chest of beautiful but achievable projects can be used again and again for years to come.
36 placemats for mealtime doodling fun!
Images of 8 charming, exquisitely garbed princesses from fairyland glow with life when colored and placed near a source of bright light.
The art of gift wrapping and the presentation of gifts is equally as important as the choice of the gift itself. Gift wrapping is an ancient and highly respected art form and beautiful and high-quality paper is essential to this creative endeavor. The fine-quality tear-out gift wrapping sheets feature 6 traditional and modern Japanese prints, suitable for craft projects as well as for gift wrapping. These tasteful designs are ideal for any occasion and offer a variety of colours and patterns. An introduction details the history and meaning behind the designs.
Prepare for the cutest world tour ever with Kawaii Doodle Cuties! YouTube celebrity artist Pic Candle will show you how to draw kawaii characters from every stop on the map! The Japanese word kawaii translates to "cute," and this how-to book is chock-full of super-adorable images from your favorite spots around the globe. From animals and nature to fashion and food, you will learn to draw cute artwork from countries all over the world! Learn how to draw a cute Eiffel Tower and kawaii macarons from Paris. Master how to draw natural beauty like Holland's stunning tulips and monuments like the Taj Mahal in India. Or sketch fashion fun with a cute K-pop skirt from South Korea or a kimono from Japan. The simple, step-by-step illustrations and instructions make drawing these characters perfect for beginner artists or anyone who wants to add a heaping spoonful of cute to their art. Thanks to this adorable crash course in doodling all things kawaii, you'll soon be enhancing your notebooks, stationery, artwork, and everything with unbelievably adorable illustrations!
Experience Cassandra Clare's internationally bestselling world of the Shadowhunters like never before with this intricate adult colouring book featuring forty-five all-new illustrations! From the hallowed halls of the New York Institute to the glimmering glass buildings of Alicante, from the depths of the city of bones to the forests of faerie, the world of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series comes to life like never before in this stunning colouring book. The forty-five illustrations face text excerpts, highlighting never-before-illustrated scenes from The Mortal Instruments. With gorgeous original black-and-white drawings by Cassandra Jean, illustrator of The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, The Mortal Instruments Colouring Book is a must-have gift book for every Cassandra Clare fan in your life.
Adults and children alike find Julia Rothman's best-selling illustrated guide to the natural world, Nature Anatomy, irresistible, with colorful drawings that awaken curiosity - and invite imitation. With this companion volume, Rothman leads fans deeper into nature observation with her specially designed record pages for tracking daily nature sightings throughout the seasons. Her step-by-step technique tutorials for drawing a flower, a dragonfly, a robin, and much more, along with blank sketchbook pages, will inspire nature lovers and art enthusiasts of all ages to take up their own coloured pencils or favourite pens and create their own unique Nature Anatomy Notebook.
Exploring the concept that all drawing is based on the construction of lines and simple geometric shapes, this valuable guide teaches aspiring artists how to draw horses in a variety of poses. Providing easy-to-follow instructions, a simple two-color method is used to demonstrate the sequences for creating a complete, realistic image. Detailing 28 positions and forms of movement--including standing, trotting, galloping, sitting, and jumping--this invaluable guide includes a full color, vivid illustration at the conclusion of each lesson.
'Professional doodler' Hattie Stewart uses her fun, flirty and cool artwork to appropriate and customize magazine covers in a style she calls doodlebombing - think yarn bombing with pen and ink! With this jam-packed sticker book you can doodlebomb your own books, posters and anything you like. With over 1000 stickers the possibilities are endless. Includes an introduction with images of Hattie's own work to inspire your own creations.
Grab your favorite pack of colored pencils, markers, or pens, settle in, and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing these color-by-number images spring to life. Steve Duffendack's Posh Creations: Color by Number features images from all of earth's creations-animals, birds, sea life, bugs, flowers, plants, nature, and landscape themes. These numbered pictures focus on calm and relaxing subjects, tapping into the exact reason adults color. While a vague shape of the image is visible in the lines, it only really emerges as it's colored in according to the key at the bottom of the page. The simple task of coloring in outlines is an occasion to clear the mind, complete a project, and feel content with a beautiful finished product.
Follow your imagination and take a walk on the wild side with Carlton Books' new colouring in title - Fabulous Beasts Night & Day Colouring Book. With its unique, "night and day" approach, using both black and white backgrounds as a device to intensify your colouring in, each beast design can take on a life of its own. From Arachne to Amarok, Baku to Bailisk, and Griffin to Gogmagog, mythology is full of big, strange and snorting beasts to behold! With Fabulous Beasts Night & Day Colouring Book, all ages can locate their inner zen with a colouring pencil or pen, and create their own vibrant technicolour masterpieces. With 90 beautiful and intricate illustrations to choose from, and boasting a superior paper stock to help keep your colours looking bright and beautfiul, this colouring book takes your mind to a place where the wild beasts roam, a place where you can let your imagination, and your pens, run wild and free.
Thirty full-page reproductions of artwork from one of the most beautiful books of the early Middle Ages depict eye-catching borders filled with Celtic spirals and interlacings, celestial figures, saints, members of the Holy Family, Celtic crosses and other finely detailed floral, animal, human, and fantastic elements. Hours of coloring entertainment in a unique format.
Journey through dream-like forest scenes and encounter real and fabulous creatures in this gorgeous new colouring book by Daisy Fletcher, creator of Birdtopia . Beginning in a woodland world of otters, badgers, foxes and deer, the pages gradually transport you deeper into a flower forest, a magical environment populated with rare and mythical animals such as caracals, muntjacs and ibex. Colour your way through exotic and wonderful plants - Candy Cane Sorrel, Passion Flowers and giant Cacti - and you may even discover the fabled unicorn.
As an outstanding exponent of Art Nouveau and leader of the `Glasgow Style', Charles Rennie Mackintosh's buildings, designs and paintings are known the world over. In this book Eilidh Muldoon shares her passion for one of the twentieth-century's artistic giants. From Mackintosh's most iconic buildings, such as the Glasgow School of Art, The Cranston Tearooms and Hill House to furniture, stained glass and fabric designs, these drawings are an ideal way to explore his artistic world, and by adding colour, adding your own personal stamp.
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