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Once crafters experience the ease with which intricate designs can be created on pewter, they are hooked in no time. Both Easy pewter projects and Pewter it were so popular that it was only a matter of time before Sandy Griffiths succumbed to the pressure of her fans to write another book. Pewter impressions is a collection of more than 30 original pewter projects with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and clear photographs. It starts at the beginning so that there is no need for novices to go back to earlier books to enjoy this rapidly growing craft. Beginners' exercises explain the basics, teaching crafters how to apply the art of embossing and then add lustre, radiance and dimension to their design. These are followed by a wide range of stunning projects that will appeal to every crafter out there. The projects combine pewter with mosaics, canvas, glass paint, gold and silver leaf foil, crystals and more, offering a variety of looks and finishes. The projects vary from fabulous frames and beautiful boxes to gorgeous gifts and delightful decor items. For beginners there are clear instructions, while experienced crafters will find inspiration for personalized projects. In addition to the projects, Pewter impressions covers: Essential tools and how to use them; Tracing and transferring patterns; Low and high relief embossing; Moulding; Texturing; Adding colour and patina; Cutting out and adhering designs to various surfaces. There are exquisite photographs of all finished projects as well as templates for all designs used in the book.
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!
A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of whittling. There are 50 projects featured in the book, ranging from quick makes to more elaborate projects, and even a chapter on creating things from cork. The 8 main themes are: Quick Things - including a doorstop, a bookmark and a gift-box book; Into The Woods - including a willow whistle, walking stick, fish hook and slingshot; Around The House - including chopsticks, coat and crochet hooks; Cork Creations - including a succulent pot, stamp, and earphones spool; Ornamental Carving - including a boat, a deer and a spinning top; Kitchen Carving - including a carrot flute, apple candle and onion flower; The Natural World - including a bird feeder and instructions to prepare a fish for cooking, a graft an apple tree. The projects cater for a range of skill levels and the instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on selecting a penknife, maintaining your blade, choosing your caving material, and carving techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and savvy survival-skill projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise. Among the visually stunning projects you'll learn to create: Colorful, multi-block hex sign Reduction cut sunflowers print One-page pocket zine from a single block Fabric wall hanging embellished with embroidery Along with author Emily Howard's own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists-Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah-as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways. Block Print Magic is a must-have addition to any printmaker's bookshelf.
This second volume opens with a description of the Half-Track's incarnation as a weapons carrier, with all variants and versions presented on 75 pages of drawings along with a collection of photographs. The next chapter discusses further development of the vehicle's versions, which were not mass produced, illustrated with photographs and fabric drafts. Also included is a description of the usage of the Half-Track during World War II, when it was utilised by the US Army and the USMC mainly for supplies of land-lease. Polish Armed Forces also used these vehicles both in the West and in the East, even after the war had ended. This monograph contains a chapter about camouflage and the different markings of the Half-Trak's versions, in 12 superb colour plates. For modellers, there is a list of models and accessories, and the book comes complete with 34 pages of 3D colour graphics, colour photographs of museum exhibits and current running restored vehicles. This book is bilingual, with Polish and English text and captions. About Gun Power This series focuses on the armour, armoured vehicles and artillery. Every book contains a chapter about the design's history, drawings in modelling scales, colour plates presenting camouflaging schemes and a modelling chapter. The part covering the design's development history is illustrated by a large number of photographs. The plans show different variants, all non-standard versions and modifications of the vehicles or guns in several views, and depict the details in the highest possible quality. Specifically for the modellers, the included colour profiles are printed in the same scale. A separate, comprehensive modelling chapter goes through the models and accessories sets available.
'n Praktiese gids met sterk, kleurryke ontwerpe vol inspirasie Polimeerklei is 'n gewilde medium, geskik vir en gewild onder handwerkers van alle ouderdomme en vaardigheidsvlakke. Dit is in elke moontlike kleur te kry, en omdat dit maklik in 'n kombuisoond gebak word, is dit toeganklik vir alle handwerkers. Klei-oppervlakke kan op soveel verskillende maniere versier word dat tegnieke van ander handwerksoorte soos stempelwerk, ponswerk, bosselering en mosaiekwerk mildelik gebruik word. Dit maak kleiwerk soveel veelsydiger en dra by tot die toenemende gewildheid daarvan. Hierdie boek wys jou hoe om manjifieke juwele, styfvolle geskenke, versierde houers, knope, nagemaakte afwerkings, aantreklike huistoebehore en veel meer te skep - prettig en lonend. Hope stap-vir-stap foto's en duidelike aanwysings verseker dat selfs die groenste groentjie sukses sal behaal, en die volbladfoto's sal handwerkers inspireer om die voortreflike projekte aan te pak. Verskeie tegnieke, van basiese kondisionering tot kreatiewe staafwerk en millefiori-afwerkings, word verstaanbaar verduidelik en dan in die onderskeie projekte gekontekstualiseer. Gebruik hierdie tegnieke om oorspronklike items te skep en projekte volgens jou eie smaak aan te pas. Weens die aard van die medium is dit bykans onmoontlik om ontwerpe en afwerkings presies te herhaal - elke item bly uniek. Waarvoor wag jy dan? Gryp jou klei en begin speel!
This is a beginner's guide to modelling heads and faces in clay. Filled with step-by-step sequences, it shows how to achieve lifelike heads of men, women and children as well as how to show emotion on the faces. It also shows how to colour and fire the clay as well as how to create patinas. It is an excellent, easily accessible guide to modelling heads in clay.
In Ultimate Soap Carving, Makiko Sone-founder of the Mizutama.Soap YouTube channel-shares her secrets for designing and hand carving a variety of beautiful soap designs by cutting, shredding, shaping, sculpting, and other oddly satisfying techniques that fans of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) will love. Inside, you'll find: Essential Supplies: Discover which knives and soaps work best for carving. Key Techniques: Learn how to prepare soap for carving, hold a knife correctly, and make grooves, incisions, triangles, waves, and other basic cuts through eleven designs in eight step-by-step lessons. You'll also find easy recipes for making soap and other products using shavings and cuttings. Thirty Step-by-Step Projects: Find instructions and templates for carving super-cute animals, exquisite flowers, fun fashions, sweet accessories, and more. Packed with guidance and inspiration, Ultimate Soap Carving will teach you everything you need to carve your own stunning soap designs.
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
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 book was written for people who have never used a 3D carving machine. It teaches the basics of designing and making things with Inventables' software (Easel) and 3D carving machines (X-Carve and Carvey). We'll take you step-by-step through five projects you can build yourself as a beginner: an inspiration tile, kitchen cutting board, custom block stamp, fidget spinner, and balsa wood glider. The book also features aspirational projects from makers in the community, like an electric guitar, to show what is possible through 3D carving. The design files and instructions for projects - ranging from beginner to expert - can be found on the Inventables website.
You can whittle just about anything the only limit is your imagination. It s so easy to get started in this relaxing and rewarding hobby. All you need is a knife, a twig, and this book We ve assembled a team of 12 leading woodcarvers to bring you a complete starter guide to whittling. They present 24 easy whittling projects that you can make in just a weekend, complete with step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs, ready-to-carve patterns, and helpful tips.Start off with fast and fun projects that build confidence and teach fundamental carving techniques, like a simple flying propeller or a 5-minute owl. Then move on to create whittled wonders like a musical frog or a slingshot. We show you how to whittle complex designs in easy steps, so that you ll soon be carving attention-getting favorites like chain links or the classic ball-in-a-cage."
Make floating candles, herbal soaps, and even a home spa
Discover the secrets of color, shape, and scent the fun and easy way?
Whether you're a beginner or seasoned craftperson, this fun book offers everything you need to make beautiful, professional-looking candles and soaps at home. You get practical tips on dyeing and scenting wax, using unusual molds, adding embellishments to candles, working with soap ingredients, and even turning your hobby into a business!
Discover How To: Stock a safe & efficient work areaWork with all types of waxAdd color and scent to your projectsMake melt-and-pour soapsTurn a hobby into a business
Pop a penguin in your handbag, take an elephant on holiday or chill out on the sofa with a sloth. With these tiny polymer clay projects you can have fun with these adorable animals no matter what size your home is. Mini Menagerie includes a gorgeous giraffe, cute cat, sweet swan and fabulous flamingo, the projects have clear step-by-step instructions that will ensure your miniature creatures are perfectly formed. The stunning photographs and extensive techniques section will show you everything you need to know to embark on these intricate projects. 20 adorably tiny polymer clay creatures to make Suitable for all skill levels with step-by-step instructions and a techniques section From the author of the very successful Making Mini Food
Celebrate the splendor of wood with these wood-crafting projects. From simple woven panels to making a functional yurt, Woodland Craft features an array of easy-to-follow projects that include crafts for the farm, garden, wood fuel, building and domestic use. Green wood - wood that has been recently cut and is therefore still moisture-rich - is the predominant material used in the projects featured in this essential guide for craftsman of all levels. With Woodland Craft: you'll learn all you need to know about tools and devices, both old and new. you'll browse through the directory of tree species and identify the best uses for each. you'll gain the insight you need to make practically anything out of this clean, crisp, beautiful element. Includes 700 illustrations and photographs
The newest addition to Concord's Warrior series is this title from Gordon Rottman. The accomplished author examines the typical German soldier as he appeared as Blitzkrieg was unleashed upon an under-prepared and overconfident Western Europe. The coverage extends from the abrupt end of the British-labeled Phony War (or Sitting War [Sitzkrieg] as the Germans called it) through to the victory parades in France after the successful conclusion of the campaign. The much-vaunted French Army had 78 divisions and 2,235 tanks, this latter figure being more than Germany itself possessed. Hitler launched his attack, codenamed Case Yellow (Fall Gelb), in the early hours of 10 May 1940. By the 17th, Brussels had fallen, and by the 19th discussions were already beginning about the possibility of withdrawing the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from France. German troops entered Paris on 14 June, with an armistice surrendering France finally being signed on 22 June. This stunning and swift victory did not come cheaply, though, with Germany suffering 27,000 dead, 18,000 missing, and 111,000 wounded. This volume shows the triumphant German soldier as he is engaged in this campaign in the West. The black and white photos reveal interesting details about uniforms, weapons, equipment, and in some cases, even vehicles. The photos each receive informative captions that provide useful background details. Another feature is the four color plates by Stephen Andrew. These portray various types of soldiers with helpful notes about their uniforms and weapons. This is a handy volume and will be especially useful to modelers or military historians wanting to see German soldiers in action in the early-war period. The combination of photos, illustrations and photos provide a valuable introduction to this interesting but often neglected period of WWII.
Illustrated with detailed artworks of naval aircraft and their markings, with exhaustive captions and specifications, The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Carrier Air Power 1917-Present is an extensively researched review of the equipment and organisation of the world's carrier-based air arms and their deployment in conflicts since the end of World War I. Featuring front-line fighters, bombers and attack aircraft as well as anti-submarine aircraft and helicopters, support aircraft and electronic warfare platforms, this book details the models of aircraft in service with each unit along with their individual and squadron markings. Chapters are divided by nation, profiling the carrier aircraft of the US, the UK, France and Russia, as well as the smaller carrier-capable nations, including Canada and Australia. Tables include full lists of operating units for key aircraft, such as the F-14 Tomcat and Sea Harrier, and each chapter is preceded by details of carrier development, nation-by-nation, with specifications for key carrier designs, carrier profiles where appropriate, as well as tables of typical air wing components through the years, and details of combat operations. About the Author Thomas Newdick, an aviation and defence writer and editor, has researched and written numerous articles for various specialist magazines and journals examining military and civil aviation, twentieth-century military history and defence technology. He has contributed to books such as The Encyclopedia of Military Jets, and is a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Illustrated magazines.
Jayne Persico brings her fresh and timeless style to the art of "Glass Kiln Casting". This inspirational yet thoroughly practical guide presents lush photographs of beautifully finished pieces that will capture the imagination. The clear and simple instructions will enable fusers of any skill level to achieve amazing 3-dimensional creations. "Glass Kiln Casting" is a book offering over 260 colour photographs in 12 chapters that will inspire dozens of exceptional projects. The opening chapter features invaluable information covering frit casting moulds, tools, equipment and kilns, plus an in-depth yet simple approach to working with digital kiln controllers. This book is sure to become a studio favourite that fusers of all levels will refer to time and again. Jayne's take-you-by-the-hand writing style guides crafters through the frit casting process. She'll show you how to make frit cast jewellery, plates and bowls with amazing results that will impress everyone who views your creations.
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