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A practical guide to using gouache in botanical painting, by a leading botanical painter. Gouache is an opaque water-based medium, often called body colour, that produces crisp and vibrant paintings, and is becoming increasingly popular in botanical painting. Leading botanical painter, Simon Williams, specializes in painting in gouache and this is his first book. Botanical Painting in Gouache is full of practical advice on all aspects of using the exciting medium of gouache and contains many step-by-step demonstration paintings. In addition to the sumptuous flower paintings there are also sections on painting butterflies, birds and exotic and unusual plants from the rainforest.
When you turn on your TV at the end of the day, do you get stressed out? Need a place to let go of your frustrations? Introducing Shit Happened: A Sweary Coloring Book to Relieve Post-Election Stress. This coloring book is filled with words many of us want to say but can't in the context of our daily lives, whether in the presence of children, coworkers, or political adversaries. There's no better way to express your inner rage than to fill these filthy words and their beautiful, abstract backgrounds with your favorite colors! Printed on single-sided, perforated pages, Shit Happened includes dozens of already-colorful words and phrases. Relax by coloring the classic "Dipshit," the venerable "Asshat," and many more! It also includes neutral, nonpartisan phrases to express your disbelief post-election, including "Has the whole word lost its fucking mind?" and, of course, the cynic's favorite: "Everyone is an asshole." These words and phrases are carefully crafted to help you cope with your frustrations. So grab a colored pencil and a copy of Shit Happened, blow off some steam, and make adult coloring great again!
Who doesn't love to color? As an adult, now that you can stay in the lines, you only need to think about what color to use Rockport Books presents a series of grown-up coloring books for art and design lovers. "Just Add Color: Circus" includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Sarah Walsh. Each book contains 64 perforated pages to make it easy to share, frame and hang your artwork. You'll be inspired by the sumptuous artwork in this book, and the use of color is endless. Relax, have fun, and "Just Add Color."
"What's with all this Zen stuff everywhere?" you might be asking yourself. "Oh, it's a way to cope with the stresses of daily life," they tell you. "Oh, it's so relaxing and peaceful," they say. If you're one of those people who are perplexed by those sentiments, and understand the tragic hopelessness of life, don't worry: there's still a coloring book for you, too. While most of these distractions embrace the idea of peace and tranquility, Color Me Miserable aims to nurture and encourage your inner grouch. It's here to lend a colored pencil or two to help prop up the crushing weight of this dismal life, as it presses down on you with all of its ambiguity and uncertainty. It gets you. It takes phrases like "This Sucks" or "Disappointed" and plasters them right smack on top of all those pretty flowers that taunt you with their cheery, majestic rainbows of colorful delight and makes them a mocking protest of all things charming, wonderful, and sweet. These designs may even make your feel more mindful of your misery. This book includes perforated pages which are printed on one side, allowing colorists to remove and display their finished works of art or throw them away easily. Color Me Miserable is a coloring collection for all those people out there who look at this beautiful world sunshine, ice cream, pizza, cats in costumes, the smell of nail polish and say "Who cares?"
Oor Wullie has been delighting Sunday Post readers in black and white since 1936. This beautiful book, packed with classic illustrations from the Oor Wullie archive, finally gives you the chance to add a bit of colour to their lives.This book's a fair wee smasher so grab your pencil tins, line up your crayons and pit yer feet up, because the Oor Wullie Colouring Book is hoachin' wi' braw illustrations from the best comic strips over the years. It'll put you in touch with your artistic side and gie you a richt guid laugh too!
Geoff Kersey shares his expertise in this book packed full of tips for watercolour painters. Learn all you need to know, from what to buy, composing a painting and mastering techniques such as wet into wet and dry brush work, to how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more. The tips are clearly explained and illustrated through artwork and step-by-step photographs. This title was previously published as Geoff's Top Tips for Watercolour Artists. In this new, easy-to-use flexibinding format with an updated design, the books in the Watercolour Artists' Pocket Books series bring you the best tips from some of Search Press's leading authors.
Learn how to make and decorate all sorts of fun and fantastic projects with pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkins and gourds are very versatile vegetables and make great autumnal dishes, both sweet and savoury, but they also make excellent indoor and outdoor decorations. Whether you're looking for some Halloween inspiration or just want to create something lovely to display in your garden, Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell will teach you how to make all sorts of beautiful things. She will show you how to carve some striking swirls into a butternut squash to create an unusual but stunning centrepiece, and how to make a gorgeous Rose Window squash that would cast an atmospheric glow in any garden. You will learn how to cut out Maids in a Row, fashion an attractive Fall Wreath out of multiple small squashes and so much more. There are a variety of projects, both big and small, some easy and some hard, so that you will be able to make something regardless of your experience or the shape of your vegetables. With 20 fun and easy projects, Decorating Pumpkins and Gourds will inspire you to get crafty with your veg.
Turn your garden into a haven for your feathered friends with this book of simple and attractive bird houses to make and make over. Setting up a bird house in your garden will provide birds with a place to rest and raise their young, and will also add a touch of color and style. Only basic woodworking and crafting skills, materials and tools are needed. There are easy-to-follow step-by-step photography and instructions throughout, and diagrams where required to help ensure your measurements are accurate. Several variations are given for different parts of the bird house so that you have even more options to choose from. Chapters cover: building a basic box, roof styles, roof treatments, wall treatments, doors, windows and other features, painting and finishing, base treatment and mounting your bird house. One basic bird house can be made into something unique, depending on the combination of features you choose and how you paint and finish it.
Blessing and grace from Proverbs with lovely images to color.
The book of Proverbs is a treasure of wise sayings and profound advice on living a righteous and God-pleasing life. A Garland of Grace is a selection of well-known and insightful verses from Proverbs combined with lovely images to color.
While you are coloring and reflecting, you will draw closer to God. Know that your path, like the righteous, will be “like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until the full day” (Proverbs 4:18).
A Garland of Grace features:
Perforated pages that are easy to tear out
Cards and bookmarks that can be colored in, cut out and given to friends
Blank pages for doodling and to unleash creativity
Inspirational and wise Scripture verses from the book of Proverbs
A Garland of Grace is the ideal gift for anyone in search of scriptural wisdom while needing to unwind in the process. Experience the blessing, grace and peace found in the wise words of the book of Proverbs.
This book covers everything you need to know to understand and create dry glazes. There is not much information available on dry glazes and this focuses on them entirely. Dry glazes were and are used by some potters (Lucie Rie and Hans Coper are well-known examples) and often by ceramicists creating sculpture, where a shiny glaze is inappropriate. This book covers slips and engobes, oxides and stains, matt glazes and low alumina surfaces, as well as textured and pitted glazes. It explains thoroughly what makes up a dry glaze and how to create them. It is illustrated with work by artists using these glazes, as well many test tiles of examples of dry glazes with their corresponding recipes, making it a valuable resource for ceramicists working in this area.
Covering all aspects of this increasingly popular craft, First Beading will get you stringing, weaving, and stitching with beads straightaway. Choose from over 20 beading projects for all skills levels, from bracelets and earrings to scarves and bags. Step-by-step photography and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through every aspect of each project, guaranteeing success every time. Workshop sections introduce each new technique, so that you are prepared when it comes to beading up a piece of jewellery or special gift. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced beader, this comprehensive guide is sure to inspire. Other titles in this series include: First Card Making (9781843406143), First Crochet (9781843406129) and First Knits (9781843406112).
Often referred to as the "gateway art," watercolor is one of the most accessible and popular art mediums to explore. With Watercolor Workshop, author and artist Sasha Prood brings a sense of freedom and fun to watercolor instruction, while still covering all the skills you need to get started. Through 100 different experiments, Sasha teaches you traditional techniques like wet-on-dry, wet-on-wet, and flat washes, and also encourages you to play with the paint through colorful ombres, unique bloom textures, and added elements like salt and sponging. The goal of the sketchbook is to explore all of the fantastic ways you can use watercolors while gradually building confidence in the medium. Each experiment is accompanied by beautifully painted examples and space to practice your skills directly in the sketchbook. Printed on thick, uncoated paper, with a lie-flat binding, Watercolor Workshop is the ultimate guide to contemporary watercolor techniques.
Our favorite coloring book company. The Skimm By the same artists that brought you the number 1 Amazon Bestseller, Stress Relieving Patterns, Vol. 1. Stress Relieving Cats returns in the Celebration Edition, with beautifully re-designed aesthetics and an enhanced cover. Features 30 detailed designs featuring everyone s favorite furry, purring Zen masters, lovingly reproduced with industry-leading quality. A variety of breeds, poses and styles ensures you ll find your relaxation inspiration. Heavyweight, artist-grade paper provides an unmatched coloring experience and allows for experimentation with different media. Join millions of adults all around the world who are rediscovering the simple relaxation and joy of coloring! "
Make your home uniquely yours with Handmade Interiors, the one-stop guide to creating your own bespoke soft furnishings. Handmade Interiors is the most comprehensive guide to soft furnishings and home sewing projects on the market. Handmade Interiors leads you through sewing projects such as how to sew curtains, a cushion cover or a Roman blind using step-by-step instructions and images. Compiled by experts in home design who offer advice on fabrics and variations to tailor to your specific home decoration needs. The easy to follow format makes this the perfect guide for novices and experts alike, covering the whole process of creating professional looking furnishings, from measuring, all the way through to installing your finished project.
Learn how to make necklaces, bracelets and earrings that will perfectly match your outfits and be the envy of all your friends! Using wire, beads and basic knitting, crochet and twisting techniques, this is the perfect introduction for anyone keen on making their own jewelry. Each project is illustrated with clear step-by-step pictures to guide you through the process, and all techniques needed are clearly explained, meaning you can pick up the book and get started straight away.
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