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Create beautiful quilted ?items for friends and family, or your home. This title has a wide range of projects for every ?occasion and skill level, from simple ideas that can be done in an evening to more intricate creations that will be treasured forever. Immerse yourself in the easy patchwork and applique techniques and add the personal touch to these wonderful gifts.
A pocket-sized sketchbook filled with 500 inspirational illustrations featuring a variety of doodles. A new fun format for Quarry's best-selling 20 Ways to Draw a Doodle and 44 Zigzags, Hearts, Spirals and Teardrops by illustrator and designer Rachael Taylor, this cute chunky volume features 500 inspirational illustrations in a perfect small size for drawing on the go! From clouds, anchors, and circles to stars, twizzles and twirls, Draw 500 Dazzling Doodles is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the doodles in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld to create fun patterns and designs. This all-in-one pocket-sized sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand.
'Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.' John Howe Life can get pretty busy with little ones to look after, but this charming book will transport you to an oasis of tranquillity. Colour, create and keep calm!
Woorde vir papier, kuns & kreatiewe skeppings is enig in sy soort. Hierdie titel sal handwerkers en kunstenaars inspireer en wys hoe om woorde in hulle skeppings te gebruik - van kaartjie- en plakboekwerk tot muurkuns en skilderwerk. Wat jy sal leer. Waarom dit belangrik is om woorde in skeppings te gebruik. Waar om inspirasie en woorde te kry. Hoe om woorde deel te maak van skeppings. Die grootste deel van die titel is met woorde gevul, wat die soektog na die regte seding om 'n spesifieke situasie te beskryf 'n absolute plesier maak. Die skrywer se liefde en passie vir Suid-Afrika blyk uit die inhoud en maak die titel uniek. Die meeste van die gedigte, rympies, frases en woordkombinasies wat in die boek voorkom, is oorspronklik of van Suid-Afrikaanse oorsprong. 'n Moet vir elke kreatiewe siel!
This title shows you how to create more stunning jewellery from the ever-growing range of beads available. Tapping in to the current interest in wire work, chain, crystals and big beads, the author finds ways to combine these with delicate off-loom weaving to achieve unique results, whether you want bold, glamorous pieces or timeless elegance. Easy to follow step by step instructions and photographs are supplemented with clear line-drawings to ensure success regardless of your skill level. The eye-catching designs are completely original, from the easy crystal earrings to an unusual rope lariat with a floral extension. Several colour variations are illustrated to guide and inspire beaders to new heights.
This stunning new colouring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on a inky quest through an enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart. As well as drawings to complete, colour and embellish, there are hidden objects to be found along the way including wild flowers, animals and birds, gems, lanterns, keys and treasure chests. Beginning at the entrance to the forest, the journey progresses through woodland, rocky caves and tree-lined mazes, over streams and a waterfall, across the trees tops, to finally reach the castle. Also hidden throughout the book are nine symbols. Readers must find all the symbols to unlock the castle door at the end of the quest and discover what lies within.
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.
Combining yarns to make coloured patterns is one of the most enjoyable aspects of knitting. Exploring Colour in Knitting is packed with all the guidance and advice you will need to confidently knit with colour. First the book looks at understanding colour - from hue families to warm and cool colours, brights, pastels and neutrals, tints, tones and shades. Next, a section on proportion and stitchwork explores how to combine various colours and the effects different stitches have on a colour. A section on colour and decoration offers advice on using embellishments such as beads, sequins, buttons and edgings, as well as tips on adding motifs and embroidery to your work. Chapters on Fair Isle and intarsia investigate the ways that these techniques affect colour relations from traditional patterns through to modern interpretations. Eleven specially selected projects demonstrate the most effective ways to experiment with colour. Brimming with essential advice and ideas this invaluable book is the last word on colour knitting.
Make little girls' dreams come true with the prettiest sewing projects ever imagined! Sewn in Liberty's timeless classic florals, rainbow hues and delicate prints, this exquisite collection of easy sewing patterns will help you bring joy and colour to any little girl's life. Let her snuggle up in a quilt... twirl and whirl in skirts and dresses... play-fight with pillows... carry her treasures in bags and purses... become best friends with a topsy turvy doll... and pretty up every part of her bedroom with lampshades, curtains, cushions and more. Featuring Liberty Art Fabrics - the world's most desirable fabrics with a unique heritage dating back over 100 years - and created by life-long Liberty lover and purveyor of fine fabrics Alice Caroline, this stunning book will wow you with the beauty yet genuine simplicity of the makes.
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: Mid-Century Modern Patterns" includes 30 original designs from artist and illustrator Jenn Ski. 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, enjoy your creativity and "Just Add Color."
Learn to Draw Still Life is a new title in the successful Learn to Draw series of instructional step-by-step books for beginners, now with attractive new covers. Still life is traditionally the ideal drawing subject for the complete novice. Drawing is an essential skill for all artists and this book makes learning to draw still life as simple as possible. All the basics are covered, to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and numerous attractive illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. The book includes practical information on: tools and equipment * selecting your subject * composition * portraying light and tone * proportion and perspective * pattern and texture Perfect for total beginners, Learn to Draw Still Life will also be valuable to more experienced artists wanting to improve their drawing skills.
With these original designs artist Monique Day-Wilde spirits you away from the drudgery and stress of daily routine and invites you to fill your daydreams with shapes and images from country surroundings. More than 30 full-page designs, from simple outlines to intricate combinations and unusual perspectives, offer hours of colouring bliss. The smaller size will fit in your handbag, making this book ideal to carry with you everywhere so you can enjoy waiting time being creative instead of getting frustrated. Designs are printed on good quality paper on one side only to ensure that there will be no bleed or see-through.
Projects range from simple, practical suggestions for beautifying useful objects such as pots, pathways, birdbaths, tables and screens to the more decorative sculptures and murals.
They have recycled wherever they could, using broken pots, left over cement, plastic bottles and lots more to create an appealing environment. Whether you are limited to a blank outside wall, want to decorate a roof top garden, or have the privilege of living on a rolling estate, there will be something to stimulate your interest and skills: art, craft or DIY.
Brighten and beautify your garden, veranda, patio, beaches, fences, blank walls, wherever ...with your own take on our art.
The ancient art of doodling has been around for thousands of years. Depictions of wild beasts on cave walls, funny little carvings on age-old artefacts - we've been at it a while. So what better way to celebrate this time-honoured tradition than by doodling while you dump? Fill a fish tank, illustrate the alphabet, envision outer space - whatever takes your creative fancy. Sit back, relax and prepare to make your masterpiece.
Knotted necklaces look great when combined with beautiful ceramic, metal or wooden beads. Just one knot with several semi-precious beads is stunning. Once the techniques are mastered, designs can be as extravagant or as simple as you want - no specialist skills or equipment is required. This title includes detailed step-by-step photographs, accompanying diagrams, helpful advice and projects, with 27 original designs - necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings and brooches.
The allure of cats meets the joy of Paint by Sticker! It's an irresistible combination. With more than 1.75 million copies in print in less than two years, Paint by Sticker is the mindful and artistic activity that also delivers beautiful, satisfying results. And now comes a new title with tremendous appeal. Paint by Sticker: Cats includes everything needed to create 12 full-colour portraits of favourite felines - a playful ginger kitten hanging from her paws; a pair of sweet, cuddling cats; an elegant, smoky gray Siamese. Rendered in "low-poly" (a computer graphics style using geometric polygon shapes to create a 3D effect), each image is divided into hundreds of spaces, each with a number that corresponds to a particular sticker. Simply find the sticker, peel it, and place it in the right space. Add the next, and the next, and the next - soon, a vibrantly colorful cat image emerges from the black-and-white template with dimension and spirit. The satisfaction of watching a cat painting come to life will be completely engrossing to feline fans and crafters of all ages - and the perforated card-stock pages allow artwork to be easily removed for framing or display.
'n Veelsydige versameling patrone met uitstekende geskenkidees.
Die boek bevat meer as 100 oorspronklike ontwerpe, elk op ' kleur-rooster, insluitend - vrolike alfabetprente; stylvolle monogramme en motiewe vir tafellinne; oulike motiewe vir babas; cool tienermotiewe; kersfeesontwerpe; maklike patrone vir kinders.
Daar is afwerkingsaanwysings vir al die geborduurde voorbeelde, asook verdere gebruiksvoorstelle.
Honour the noble houses of Westeros, and warn others of the coming winter with the official Game of Thrones 3D Mask & Wall Mount series. Using Wintercroft's fantastic 3D mask designs, take this iconic monster and create easy-to-make masks either to wear, or to mount on your wall as trophies. Show off your prize with this fantastic mount, perfect for any Game of Thrones fan's home.
Whether it is pewter work, wall art, cardmaking, fabric painting and printing, embroidery or paper craft that inspires you, you will find the design you want in this collection of original line drawings created over many years of crafting by two top visual artists. A source book no crafter can afford to be without
An inspirational practical guide with bold and colourful designs, Polymer clay is a popular medium suitable for and loved by crafters of all ages and skill levels.
It is available in every imaginable colour and easily cured in a home oven, making clay art accessible to everyone. Clay surfaces can be enhanced in many ways and borrowing techniques from other crafts, such as stamping, punching, mosaicing and embossing adds tremendously to the versatility of this craft, making it fun and rewarding. This book shows you how to use it to create exquisite jewellery, stylish gifts, decorative boxes, buttons, faux finishes, attractive home accessories and much more.
Lots of step by step photographs ensure that not even a rank beginner can go wrong, and full page pictures of the finished items will inspire clay crafters to try the terrific projects. Many techniques, from basic conditioning to creative canework and millefiori-finishes, are clearly explained and illustrated, then contextualised in the various projects. Use these techniques to create your own unique pieces and custom designs. Owing to the nature of the medium, no two pieces will ever look exactly the same.
So go get your clay and start playing!
Die ontwerpe is pragtig en stylvol en sal ook jou omgewing verfraai. Al die projekte kan met 'n gewone naaimsajien gemaak word. Maak seker dat elke ding in jou huis 'n bereplek het met laaiverdelers, wasgoed-, speelgoeden handwerksakke, 'n breinaald-bererol, borduurringmandjies, geskenkpapierhouer, toetreksakkie vir juwele en vele meer. Stap-vir-stap fotos en duidelike aanwysings, beskrywings van al die steke en tegnieke en pragfoto's van die voltooide projekte, maak hierdie boek moeilik om te weerstaan.
20 costumes for boys and girls aged 4-8 years Includes a CD with patterns to the size you need Helpful hints and techniques throughout Best Ever Kids Costumes is a charming collection of costumes to capture the imagination. From a sword-wielding pirate and pretty-in-pink fairy to a hip-hop Easter bunny and an `out of this world' astronaut, the projects are perfect for afternoon dress-ups with friends. Each project is accompanied by colour photography, easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations. PatternMaker CD (which runs on Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP) combines easy-to-use pattern drafting software with ready-made computerised pattern collections. A simple step-by-step pattern wizard asks you to select the costume you want, and the computer draws the pattern for you - in the perfect size and fit! Basic skills are all that's required to create these wonderful designs. All techniques are clearly explained and a skills section can be found at the front of the book. Whatever the occasion, get stitching and create the best costume in the room. (35,000 words)
Lapkleurwerk om interessante patrone en kleure te skep, is 'n antieke kuns wat eeue lank regdeur die wereld beoefen is en die afgelope tyd weer met hernude entoesiasme aangepak word. Met hierdie titel ontsluit kleurkunsdeskundige Melanie Brummer die ongelooflike moontlikhede van gekleurde lap vir almal met eenvoudige tegnieke, huishoudelike toerusting en klaargemaakte klere. Sy neem die knoopkleurtegniek van die Hippie-era tot in die 21ste eeu en wys jou hoe om T-hemde te kleur, ou klere met kleur te herwin, die mooiste syserpe te maak of om kleurryke modestellings te maak met klere wat met haar beproefde kleurwerktegnieke versier is. Met meer as 50 projekte om uit te kies en met die vereiste vaardigheidsvlak by almal aangedui, is daar meer as genoeg vir die beginner en die handwerker wat tegnies gevorderd is. Elke projek word verduidelik aan die hand van duidelike stap-vir-stap aanwysings en foto's wat jou wys hoe om 'n groot verskeidenheid wonderlike kleureffekte te skep terwyl pragtige kleurfoto's die voltooide items illustreer. Die titel verduidelik ook die chemiese prosesse wat by kleurwerk betrokke is en lei jou deur die tegniese aspekte van kleur en kleurwerk. Dit sal jou help om jou lewe van 'n vaal blou baadjie in 'n Josefskleed van reenboogkleure te omskep. Begin sommer nou eksperimenteer en leef jou uit in jou eie kleure.
OMG. OMG. OMG. - Blank inside - A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") - Offset printed in Los Angeles onto heavyweight matte stock, using environmentally friendly soy inks - Comes with a matching kraft envelope
Sometimes, things happen that are so tough, so painful, that anything you can do or say on a card seems inadequate. This is a card for those times. - Blank inside - A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") - Offset printed in Los Angeles onto heavyweight matte stock, using environmentally friendly soy inks - Comes with a matching kraft envelope
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