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Packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects and endless inspiration, Art On The Rocks offers a colourful, modern approach to rock painting.
Following an overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs featuring patterns, animals, mandalas and more. Each of the more than 35 projects includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging readers to sit back, relax and develop their own unique art on the rocks.
One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques and finding the perfect product for the effect you want to achieve, the book contains more than 50 appealing projects with clear step by step instructions and photographs. Following the trend to upcycle, decoupage is a fun and easy way to transform just about anything as it works on a wide range of surfaces, from glass and plastic to fabric and wood. Combining traditional and new techniques with the huge variety of specialist products available today there is no limit to what you can achieve. Suitable for beginners, this lavishly illustrated book will also inspire experienced crafters. The text is packed with useful information, helpful hints and sound advice.
Die skrywer gee aanwysings vir alles van stempel- en stensilwerk tot verskeie reliefdrukwerkmetodes, insluitend lino-, tekstuurplaat- en kallograafdrukwerk, asook vier soorte skermdrukwerk. Hierbenewens is daar projekte met son- en sianotipe drukwerk en kan jy leer hoe om roes en plantmateriaal vir "eko"-tipe afdrukke te gebruik . Daar is 'n unieke benadering tot oordragmetodes en gewysigde afdrukke wat hierdie druktegnieke baie toeganklik maak. Verreweg die grootste en opwindendste deel van die boek is die oor mono-afdrukke en monotipe afdrukke, met die klem op gela-afdrukke. Angie Franke gebruik haar gelatienbasis-drukkussings (die resep is ingesluit), asook Gelli Plate-drukkussings en klei-afdrukke om monodrukwerktegnieke op vele verskillende maniere aan te bied. Hiermee saam gebruik sy ander prosesse in die boek om 'n fassinerende eindproduk te skep: laag-op-laag ryklik gekombineerde kleurafdrukke wat met stempel-, stensil-, maskeer- en tekstuurplaat-toerusting geskep word. Die aanwysings is maklik om te volg en die manjifieke foto's sal 'n ieder en 'n elk inspireer om afdrukmakery op die proef te stel.
Decoupage, een van die gewildste handwerksoorte wat onlangs weer sy verskyning gemaak het, is ideaal om bykans enigiets te versier: van klein kissies tot groot meubelstukke. Dit skop af met materiaal en toerusting, die voorbereiding van basisse, kies van servette, papier en lap, snytegnieke en hoe om die regte produk vir jou projek te kies en bespreek dan meer as 50 aanvallige projekte met duidelike stap-vir-stap-aanwysings en lieflike foto's van die eindproduk. Met die huidige fokus op herwinning is decoupage 'n prettige en maklike manier om enigiets 'n nuwe baadjie te gee omdat dit op so 'n groot verskeidenheid oppervlakke kan werk - van glas en plastiek tot lap en hout. Danksy die beskikbaarheid van soveel doelspesifieke produkte kan jy die tradisionele en nuwe tegnieke kombineer in 'n legio moontlikhede. Die boek is geskik vir beginners, en 'n sekere bron van inspirasie vir meer gevorderede handwerkers. Die projekte wissel van plekmatjies en blikke, tot groter projekte soos stoele, 'n bedkopstuk en 'n fotomuur.
In this book you will find over 75 step-by-step projects and more than 25 illustrated quick ideas to transform old, discarded items into desirable pieces of jewellery, decor, stationery, furniture and more. Learn how to use simple craft techniques, general craft supplies and just a bit of creativity to create one-of-a-kind items to wear, display or use. Apart from the step-by-step projects, the author shares other valuable advice such as how to give items that vintage look, where to find vintage images and ideas for second-hand items to use in your projects. Carla's secret is to see the possibility in everything. Mom's old tins, Grandma's broken brooches and Dad's collection of keys are magically transformed into usable, practical and beautiful things to cherish. The book is beautifully illustrated with inspiring photographs and the contents include: Tips, tools and tricks; Jewellery; Jars, bottles and vases; Decor; Fabric; Wall art; Lights and lanterns; Paper and packaging; For the garden; Upcycled furniture; Old school cool for kids. In a world where waste needs to be desperately reduced, join the ever-increasing group of crafters who choose to make something new from something old.
Not only does it contain full place settings, flowers, centrepieces and everything else for tables for 25 different occasions, it also offers more than 50 mouth-watering recipes and shows you how to make table elements such as napkin rings, name tags, boxes for favours, place mats and other decorative accessories. Practical information on basic planning, from compiling a mood board and finding unusual under plates to selecting music and finding the perfect guest favour, is complemented by extended captions providing the know-how to replicate the settings. A separate section contains full recipes as well as instructions and templates for DIY ideas not detailed in captions. Hints and tips on presentation techniques, scheduling tasks to ensure that you can be relaxed and enjoy your guests and ways to add a personal touch abound.
Hierdie boek bied jou meer as 75 stap-vir-stap-projekte en meer as 25 vinnige idees, met pragfoto's om ou, ongebruikte voorwerpe in begeerlike juweliersware, dekoritems, skryfbehoeftes, meubels en nog meer te omskep. Leer hoe om met eenvoudige handwerktegnieke, algemene handwerkbenodigdhede en net 'n bietjie kreatiwiteit unieke voorwerpe te skep wat jy kan dra, vertoon of gebruik. Benewens die stap-vir-stap-projekte gee die skrywer nuttige advies oor hoe om voorwerpe 'n vintage-voorkoms te gee, waar jy vintage-prente kan kry en idees vir tweedehandse voorwerpe wat jy in jou projekte kan gebruik. Carla se geheim is om die moontlikhede in alles raak te sien. Ma se ou blikke, Ouma se stukkende borsspelde en Pa se versameling sleutels word omtower tot bruikbare, praktiese, pragtige kleinode. Die boek is pragtig geillustreer met besielende foto's en bevat onder meer: Wenke, gereedskap en truuks; Juweliersware; Flesse, bottels en vase; Dekor; Tekstiele; Muurkuns; Ligte en lanterns; Papier en verpakking; Vir die tuin; Herskepte meubels; Koel kamerdekor vir kinders. In 'n wereld waar vermorsing en afval dringend bekamp moet word, kan jy gerus aansluit by die immer groeiende groep handwerkers wat kies om iets wat oud is vir iets nuuts te gebruik.
Dit bevat volledige planne met tafelversierings, blomme en alles anders wat nodig is om tafels vir 25 verskillende geleenthede te dek, asook meer as 50 watertandlekker resepte en aanwysings om tafelelemente soos servetringe, naamkaartjies, plekmatjies, geskenkboksies en ander dekoratiewe bykomstighede te maak. Praktiese inligting oor basiese beplanning, van die samestelling van inspirasieborde en idees vir ongewone onderborde tot die uitsoek van musiek en die volmaakte gasgeskenk, word aangevul deur uitgebreide fotobyskrifte wat die leser vertel hoe om alles na te doen. Die resepte is in 'n afsonderlike afdeling, gevolg deur aanwysings en patrone vir selfdoenprojekte wat nie volledig in die byskrifte gedek kon word nie. Daar is ook 'n oorvloed wenke en voorstelle vir eenvoudige aanbiedingstegnieke, die skedulering van take sodat jy die geleentheid saam met jou gaste kan geniet, en maniere om jou persoonlike stempel op alles af te druk.
Packed with information and tips on materials and techniques, the book is a visual delight as well as a practical. Best-selling authors Tracy Boomer and Deborah Morbin said in their first book that they would decoupage the sky if they could reach it. Since then it's become even easier to decorate just about anything you can imagine with decoupage by making use of serviettes and the variety of special mediums for applying them to different base materials. With a text once again written with the infectious enthusiasm and humour that contributed to record sales on both their earlier books Tracy and Debbie guide you through the basics, share the results of their extensive experimenting with you by way of useful hints and tips, and tell you how to complete more than 30 projects using serviette decoupage. Decoupage with serviettes brings you as close to instant results as can be with some of the projects in this book taking no more than a couple of hours to complete. Packed with information and tips on materials and techniques, the book is a visual delight as well as a practical craft book with a wealth of innovative and original ideas. Projects have been carefully selected to cover a variety of base materials; each project is beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned photographs; steps are explained with easy to follow instructions; suggested alternatives help you create unique items; projects include paper tole and elevated images.
"Top of my book list this season has to be the inspirational Love Colour by colour trend forecaster and globetrotter Anna Starmer. Full of all her wonderful interiors and travel photography it gives you hours of page flicking joy." - Sophie Robinson (DIY SOS, the Great Interior Design Challenge) "International colour expert Anna Starmer's new book, Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With, combines advice and eye-catching photography with a pull-out colour chart to help give you the confidence to transform your home into a haven of hues." - House Beautiful "Having worked with top interior brands including Anthropologie, Dualit, John Lewis, and Marks & Spencer, Anna Starmer's expertise in tones and accents is unparalleled. Love Colour: Choosing Colours to Live With is a complete guide to help you to embrace colour and choose the right hues for your home with confidence." - Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms "The ultimate inspirational read for design-loving couples setting up home." - Wedding Ideas magazine Choosing colours for your home can become an overwhelming and confusing process-there is just so much on offer. Love Colour will help you to bring your favourite colours to life by successfully making all those challenging decisions. Renowned international colour expert Anna Starmer takes you by the hand and guides you through this lavishly illustrated rainbow world of colour combinations, teaching you everything you need to know about hues, tones, accents and foundation colours along the way. Start by simply choosing a colour you love, then take your inspiration from our accessible and practical palettes to create your own colour combinations. This book also includes removable colour chart booklet so you can note and match your perfect colours anytime you are out and about.
This collection of beautifully crafted decorative and functional items, from candleholders and wall clocks to fruit bowls and lampshades, finished with style and panache takes you where other mosaics books simply never arrived. With six previous best-selling craft books still in print, Deborah Morbin and Tracy Boomer have turned their undeniable talents toward the resurgence of the ancient craft of mosaics, bringing fresh, creative ideas that will appeal to all hobbyists. They know what works, they know what doesn't and they share this research and knowledge with you. Using their trademark humour and less-is-more approach, they take you through a range of projects that will instantly appeal. Their detailed instructions and helpful hints virtually guarantee success in either reproducing the projects in this book or using them as a basis for your own ideas, irrespective of your level of expertise.
In addition to stamping and stencilling, various relief methods of printmaking, including lino, texture plate and collagraph, the author has included four different types of screen printing and sun and cyanotype print projects as well as how to use rust and plant materials for 'eco' type printing. Transfer methods and altered art prints offer a different take on conventional approaches to this easily accessible art form. But by far the most exciting, and largest section of the book is devoted to monotype prints and monoprinting with the focus on gel printing. Angie Franke uses her gelatine based printing pads (you'll get the recipe) and the commercial Gelli Plate - as well as a fascinating venture into clay bed printing - to explore monoprint methods in many different ways, drawing on other processes in the book to build fascinating results of richly combined layers of colour with stamp, stencil, mask and texture plate tools. Easy to follow instructions with stylish photographs will inspire anyone to give printmaking a go!
This is a good-enough-to-eat embellishment in the crazy Decoden style. It is a hot craft trend. It includes instructions on whipping up your own adhesive faux cake icing. Hailing from Japan, this craft craze began with decorating mobile phone cases with all things cute, glitzy and sweet. Deco Den Desserts - a delightful Threads Selects Booklet - is literally the icing on the cake, featuring everything from hand mirrors to jewellery to trainers, deliciously decorated with faux sweets and treats. Some embellishments are miniature versions of real sweets that look good enough to eat, and others are fantasy versions that look like they are straight from a pop music video. Both versions are equally cute and contain no calories! Deco Den Desserts shows you how to whip up a faux cake icing and apply the dimensional fabric paint (aka drizzle) to create drippy dessert sauces like chocolate and strawberry sauce. So grab some icing and mini sweets and start decorating!
Upcycle Your Secondhand Bargains into Stunning Statement Pieces Full of inspiring ideas for seasoned refurbishers and the know-how to get anyone started, Amazing Furniture Makeovers helps you give your antique pieces new life without losing any of their vintage charm. Jen Crider, founder of Girl in the Garage, breaks down everything you need to know about furniture makeovers--from basic chair reupholstery to remaking coffee tables into benches. There won't be an article of furniture you can't make more beautiful, functional, and personal. This book makes it easy to transform whatever old or wobbly furniture you have into something better than new. Each chapter walks you through unique projects to illustrate Jen's straightforward approach to furniture styling and repair, and these techniques can be used on a variety of pieces. Learn to decoupage a bookcase with maps for a classy look. Transfer original images onto large-scale furniture for a style all your own. Dress up an end table with a distressed paint job to add farmhouse flair to any room. Every new technique will give you the confidence you need to get remarkable results on your first makeover--and every makeover after.
This first-ever guide to making chic bags out of duct tape features 40 projects, a primer on using duct tape for your own creations and a mix of pop art and street style photos of these irresistible totes, bowlers and clutches. From a hot pink over-the-shoulder "Bowie" bag with gold sunburst that's perfect for teens headed to the half- pipe to a blue-and-white polka-dotted "Regatta" tote that says "ahoy there" for prepsters. And why covet the Hermes Birkin when you can make your own instead for much less - in duct tape?! Tapist extraordinaire Richela Fabian Morgan proves that duct tape is a chic, fashion-ready material in this easy-to-follow guide to crafting 40 creative bag styles that everyone will think are real.
Discover how easy it is to stencil unique projects for home decor and gifts! Presenting creative projects for wood, metal, fabric, glass and other surfaces, this beginner's guide introduces you to the tools and techniques you need to get started on a fulfilling new hobby. Including nine projects to get you started, all accompanied by gorgeous inspirational photography.
Printing with stamps provides an easy way to be creative and playful. It is within reach of everybody and requires few materials. This rudimentary but timeless technique can produce surprisingly original results, sometimes extremely simple but at other times reminiscent of sophisticated design. You can refurbish your home without breaking the bank! This book shows readers how to print attractive contemporary motifs on a pillowcase with a potato, on a kitchen apron with an apple, on a place mat with pieces of string, on a curtain with corks, and more... They could make their own wrapping paper with fuse beads or paint a picture with sheets of foam, or recycle everyday objects to astonishing effect. Overall, they will discover that craftwork does not have to be laborious as they explore the host of highly enjoyable techniques at their disposal when they print with stamps.
Pouring concrete doesn't have to be left to the professionals. Versatile, inexpensive, and easily casted, concrete is the perfect medium for crafters, tinkerers, and home improvers. Now, lifelong crafters and interior designers Susanna Zacke and Sania Hedengren reveal more than thirty of their favorite, no-fuss casting projects. Decorate your kitchen table or outdoor patio with: Rhubarb leaf fruit bowls Clustered candleholders Birdbaths Patterned pots Flower vases And much more! Once you get started, you won't want to stop making trinkets and ornate arrangements for friends, family, and each room in your house. Plus, crafting with concrete is a great way to get outside and enjoy a beautiful, sunny day. Featuring step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow directions, and Susanna and Sania's expert tips, Concrete Crafts is the ultimate guide to outdoor crafting. Pour out your creativity and discover the beautiful, practical items you can cast!
Making wooden boxes is one of the best ways to develop overall proficiency in woodworking. Boxes are relatively quick to build, require only a small amount of material and can be made in the smallest of woodshops. And, of course, they make wonderful gifts! In this all-new collection, discover how to design and build ten tiny boxes, including an inlaid sawn box, a box made with hand tools and a finger jointed box with dovetails.
Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life. Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colourways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right. Rachel Ashwell is the author of Shabby Chic Interiors and Shabby Chic Inspirations.
Folding as a method of generating forms for architecture, products and fashion.
The exquisite colours of enamelling have been the choice of kings for centuries. This book explains the rich traditions of the magnificent technique of champleve, which combines the skills of engraving and enamelling. Champleve is a technique of enamelling requiring the creation of a cell into which enamel is then applied. Celebrating fifty years of working as a master craftsman, Phil Barnes gives a unique insight into all aspects of the process. He explains the techniques of engraving in preparation for enamelling, and then looks at enamels and how to work with them to create a piece, through to the final polishing and finishing.
The art of fire-writing is a returning trend, and there is no better way to learn the technique and inspire yourself than through this up-to-date edition of Daniel Wright's ultimate introduction to pyrography. Daniel Wright's enthusiasm for his subject is beautifully captured in a sequence of clear, easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs and unique projects. Taking his inspiration from pen-and-ink, engraving and watercolour techniques, he demonstrates many exciting methods and traditional ways of woodburning to create myriad patterns, pictures and motifs including landscapes, trees, flowers, animals and buildings. Information is included on the types of wood to use, how to prepare surfaces, working with the grain and enhancing designs. He goes on to illustrate shading and faux marquetry, and there's a section on using photographs and sketches to produce your own designs. With each new technique, a project is introduced by Daniel to help you learn and explore your new skill - from burning your own chessboard to a stunning fairytale stool design for your little one's bedroom. Finally, advice and demonstrations are provided on decorating old wooden objects, revitalizing much-loved pieces by working patterns into their worn, textured surfaces. This book will inspire, entertain and instruct you, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced pyrographer.
In this delightful book, Hilda Stokes shows you how to make enchanting three-dimensional pictures out of paper, giftwrap, cards and prints. The enticing projects demonstrate how the pictures can be framed, crafted into jewellery, applied to decorate gift boxes, cards, clip-frames and even an impressive side table that is worthy of being the centrepiece of any home! With helpful step-by-step instructions, colour photographs throughout and easy-to-follow cutting-guides, these projects are suitable for the complete beginner, and are not only enjoyable to create but make unique gifts for any occasion.
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