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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.
Do you want to paint quick, loose watercolours? This practical guide for beginners, in a handy sketchbook format, will show you how you can achieve attractive and successful paintings in just 30 minutes - ideal for today's busy amateur artists. Expert watercolourist, Fiona Peart, shares her tips and techniques for producing quick and effective paintings of beautiful flowers. Ten step-by-step demonstrations follow an extensive range of the best exercises and techniques for watercolour. Each demonstration is designed to be painted in half an hour; ideal for those short on time but high on enthusiasm.
The first and only coloring book based on Fox's Emmy-winning animated hit TV show. Crossing the line from line art to Pop Art, The Official Bob's Burgers Coloring Book follows in the best-selling pop-culture coloring book footsteps of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, and Outlander. This collection serves up not only images of the best moments of the show, but also enough puns and fun to have the show's ravenous fans salivating with hunger and hilarity. Bob's Burgers is enjoying a true pop- cultural moment, with an original comic-book version by Dynamite Entertainment still setting records since its launch in 2014, a soundtrack album of original music from the series featuring music from indie band Sleater-Kinney (Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein), and now an ongoing, multi- city live tour that presents the cast and crew re- creating some of the most popular episodes in front of packed houses across the country.
Stow your stuff in these colorful zippered Eco Pouches and stay organized everywhere you go. Pouches are made of recycled plastic that is tough enough to handle even sharp quilting, sewing, and art tools. (They are also great for pens, jewelry, cosmetics, and all your other must-haves!) Each pouch features two new beautiful quilts by fabric designer Jennifer Sampou.
Over 2,000 patterns and pieces by ceramicist Clarice Cliff and her
colleagues at the Wilkinson Pottery: the most complete guide ever
published to Cliff's colorful, delightful, and highly collectible
In Felt to Stitch, acclaimed feltmaker Sheila Smith explores the possibilities of making and using handmade felt for stitch. Felt is an incredibly versatile medium that is easy to make and manipulate and provides the ideal base for surface embellishment. Handmade felt allows you a degree of control and creativity that ready-made fabrics cannot replicate. This book shows you how to make your own felt, select and dye your own colours, build unusual textures with felt fibres and further embellishment, and manipulate the felt to produce three- dimensional pieces. With sample projects that illustrate the main techniques, Felt to Stitch addresses the main elements of design in felt: Colour: blending commercially dyed fibres; dyeing processes for wool fibres; applying colour as surface design Line and shape: methods for creating clear outlines in felt; pre-felts for use on inlay, applique and mosaic. Texture: combining felt and fabric - Nuno felt; embellishing with other fibres. Form/three-dimensional felt: seamless hollow forms. Other techniques: multi-layered felts; low relief; and webs/grids. This is an essential book in the library of any textile artist.
This title helps you create glorious glowing lanterns and illuminated decorative displays, for Halloween and all year round, in 20 wonderful projects shown step by step. It includes a section on techniques, shown stage-by-stage in easy-to-follow photography with clear instructions, make carving beautiful pumpkins as easy as pie. It includes 165 stage-by-stage photographs, by photographer Debbie Patterson, and 10 design templates to help you create beautiful results with each carving. The introduction contains a history of decorative pumpkin carving, information on different types of pumpkins and squashes, a guide to the tools you will need, step-by-step techniques for hollowing out and carving, and instructions for growing your own pumpkins and storing the finished lanterns. It includes projects such as dramatic geometric globes, charming clusters of miniature squash to warm a windowsill, a friendly feline, a wise witch and a traditional Jack O'Lantern. Halloween is just one of the times that pumpkin carvers can create fabulous displays. Squashes and pumpkins are now available all year round, and there are many seasonal, festival and home celebration excuses to make wonderful carved decorations. The book opens with an illustrated guide to the variety of pumpkins and squash available. A glossary of carving techniques then explains the uses of different tools and cutting methods. There are 20 step-by-step projects for producing original lanterns of every shade, shape and size, from simple geometric patterns to beautiful folk-art designs. Pumpkins can be decorated with a festive snowflake motif, autumnal falling leaves, or letters and numbers, or can even be made into a stunning candle holder. Every project contains a useful list of tools that will be needed, and the method is written clearly in simple steps, with easy-to-follow photographs illustrating each stage. Practical and inspirational, this delightful book offers a one-stop source for pumpkin-carving designs.
This interactive Bible study journal will maximize the quality of your quiet time with God by helping you to creatively apply what you study in His Word to your life through easy-to-follow steps and thought-provoking questions.
Many women who are serious about Bible study also like to journal. This book will provide direction for your study and journaling so that you get the most possible benefit from your devotional times. As you journal and color, you will create a significant keepsake that will allow you to encourage yourself in the Lord whenever you look back and review what God has revealed to you through study of His Word. Be Still, My Soul 90-Day Bible Study Coloring Journal will increase the value of time alone with God by providing space to record:
- Passages you are studying in the Word
- What you are gleaning from the passages
- What God is saying to you about the verses
- A prayer for further insight and help to put into practice what was learned
Ken Howard is renowned for his ability to portray the subtle nuances of light. Here he explains how light has been a never-ending source of inspiration for his art and reveals some of the secrets of his craft. Illustrated throughout with the artist's wonderfully evocative sketches, watercolors and oil paintings, this is a unique insight into the work of this internationally acclaimed artist.
Join the growing movement of reactionary artists and learn how to capture our fast-paced world in this inspiring book by popular artist and author, Klaus Meier-Pauken. With useful advice on the basic materials needed, Urban Sketching Step by Step then moves on to honing essential drawing techniques - from tone and colour to perspective and composition. The huge collection of creative exercises will help you build your skills, see your surroundings with a new artistic eye and draw lively sketches of your city or town that reflect its character. Whether you are looking to discover your own sketching style, or to build on your existing knowledge, this book is packed with material to get you creating your own dynamic works of art.
A fun and accessible guide to acrylics, featuring step-by-step exercises and advice on technique to help your paintings flourish. Leading painter, teacher and writer Soraya French has distilled her art teaching into the things that matter most and can be digested in a short period of time - in just one afternoon you can start acrylic painting. Learning to paint is one of the life-long aspirations of many of us, and painting with today's acrylics paints has never been easier or more accessible. Acrylics are becoming increasingly popular, especially for beginners because of their versatility and strength of colour. Acrylics can be used thickly like oils, but they dry much more quickly, or they can be watered down to look like watercolour. The author, known for her own vibrant and colourful acrylic paintings, covers equipment and the best colours to buy and shows the different ways of using acrylic to create a range of effects with simple instruction and easy-to-follow exercises. She shows how to use acrylics to paint a range of subjects: flowers and trees, landscapes, cityscapes and people.
A complete and practical guide to setting precious and semi-precious stones in any metal, The Jewellery-Maker's Guide to Gemstone Settings is a detailed, technical guide to stone-setting for jewellers and jewellery students. It explores traditional, modern, and experimental approaches to stone-setting, from the purely functional to design-led solutions for securing stones. It takes the reader through the entire process of setting stones from choosing a suitable stone and designing and making the setting to seating and setting the stone. The extensive setting techniques are combined with step-by-step demonstrations, precise diagrams and images of contemporary work from international jewellers. A comprehensive reference section featuring an illustrated glossary makes this book the essential stone-setting resource for both students and professional jewellers. Demonstrations produced using 3D modelling software provide the most up-to-date reflection of current practice and technology and allow explanations of skills and techniques to be presented with expert accuracy. The perfect resource for jewellers of all levels.
This title offers 25 step-by-step hand-crafted projects. It shows you how to master decorative wood techniques including carving, pyrography, marquetry and fretwork, as well as basic automata and construction. It offers 25 stunning projects that include a tomato box chest, a carved maple clock with carved numerals, a rodeo toy, mirror frame and a contemporary shelf. It offers step-by-step instructions for techniques and ideas with over 300 photographs. Simple materials and equipment are used to create a diverse range of wooden objects. It introduces an inspiring variety of contemporary work by leading craftspeople. Essential information for selecting and preparing wood is included, with details of the main hard- and softwoods, the tools and the basic techniques. For anyone who enjoys creative crafts, working with wood is a perfect medium for both practical and artistic purposes. This book introduces a variety of decorative wood techniques, that are used in 25 appealing projects, which range from a simple keepsake card in balsa wood requiring the minimum of equipment, a harlequin book end, and a sturdy five-piece bench constructed in hardwood parana pine. Other imaginative projects use found or dismantled wooden objects, such as the Mirror Frame with stair spindles or the Lamp Base made from orange boxes. Every project is designed to reveal the characteristic grain, natural shade and texture of the individual wood. Although to make a number of these projects you will need a drill and a jigsaw, many do not require elaborate power tools. Don't be put off by sophisticated techniques, but connect with this natural resource at the most basic level, enjoying its classic, natural simplicity.
Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies. He demonstrates spattering, blending backgrounds, painting horizons, finger painting clouds and foam. There is expert advice on the anatomy of waves and how they rise and collapse, creating ripples, surf, foam and spray. Clear instructions show how to paint effective reflections and beaches to improve your seascapes. The sky section shows effective techniques for painting all types of cloud, with some innovative methods such as tipping up the surface to let dilute paint run, to create cirrus clouds. Dave's method of creating depth in sea, beach and sky using lines projected from the vanishing point will radically improve readers' seascapes. There is a section of moods and sunsets full of beautiful, dramatic examples. Finally three step by step projects show how to paint a beach panorama with a rolling wave, a spectacular sunset over a calm sea and waves crashing on rocks.
Pompoms and tassels are a great way to add a witty and personal touch to any interior. These 20 projects introduce a host of creative ways to customize objects for your home, ranging from cushions and fridge magnets to wall hangings and rugs. The book explains the basic techniques you need to make tassels and pompoms from a surprising range of materials, including wool, paper, felt, upcycled fabric and leather. Each project is graded according to its difficulty, but even absolute beginners will find plenty of accessible and stylish ideas to try out.
A `mathemagical' colouring book, with 60 patterns to colour and 10 more that YOU create! For those who ponder the most intriguing questions in maths, the realm of numbers is not only visual but also beautiful. What does a sphere look like in four dimensions? How can a knight on a chessboard visit every square? And can a five-sided tile cover an infinite floor? Visions of Numberland unlocks the world's greatest mathematical mysteries, with 60 patterns to colour in and 10 more that you can create from scratch. The friendly explanations next to each pattern unlock the secrets of an intellectual quest that has been underway for three thousand years - but no maths knowledge is required. Anyone can be an artist in Numberland!
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