Beginners and accomplished artists alike are attracted to the beauty and versatility of acrylic painting. In this comprehensive book, you will find all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium or improve your painting skills. Accomplished artist Tom Swimm guides you step by step through 12 stunning acrylic projects, offering easy-to-follow instructions along with his personal artistic insights. Acrylic Painting Step by Step covers dozens of beginning and advanced acrylic techniques, from underpainting and glazing to impasto and texturizing. You will learn to paint a variety of subjects, including a lively floral, a striking still life, an eye-catching street scene, and a gorgeous seascape.
A guide to 20 glass painting projects inspired by artists of the period 1890 to 1930, this text explains basic tools, materials and techniques; features an extensive motif library, which provides design templates; and includes tips for adapting the motifs to suit any project.
- Getting Started
- Rock Butterflies
- Stone berries
- Sunflower Vase
- Rock House
- Fancy Fruit Rocks
- Spooky Stones
- Holiday Houses
- Rockin' Santa
- And much more
Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.
"A helpful guide for creating mini masterpieces." -- Looking for a Good Book
"A fantastic book " -- The Classy Chics
Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art with this easy-to-follow guide. Popular stone artist F. Sehnaz Bac, a seasoned archaeologist who markets her painted Sassi dell'Adriatico (Stones of the Adriatic) on Etsy, presents step-by-step instructions for creating 30 fantastic designs. Full-color photographs accompany directions for painting themes that range from trees, flowers, and animals to mandalas, geometric patterns, holiday motifs, and more.
Starting with the basics -- including finding and choosing stones as well as tools and materials -- the guide offers a variety of techniques, including painting stones with colors or inks, painting on natural stone, and sealing the finished work. Projects range from simple to advanced and include suggestions for indoor and outdoor display, as well as instructions on how to style wearable objects such as pendants.
"This is a gorgeous book and I found so much inspiration reading through it." -- The Gingerbread House
"The instructions are clear and engaging, while the photos are lovely and inspiring. Rock painting has become a really fun family activity for us all." -- Sharing Craft Ideas
"This is brilliant, fun, and truly inspirational Highly recommend it." -- splashesintobooks
Grab your colors, head outside, and start painting beautiful works of art on stones. Art on the Rocks, an all-inclusive instruction book, is packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects, and endless inspiration for creating masterpieces that are truly one with nature.
Art on the Rocks offers a colorful, modern approach to rock painting. After an initial 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 for you to experiment with.
With the patterns, animals, mandalas, and loads of other designs featured inside, you will never be without inspiration for what to paint on your next stone. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging you to sit back, relax, and develop your own unique Art on the Rocks.
This is the first volume of the Urban Sketchers Pad series. The book has four chapters on Barcelona followed by one on the surrounding area. Each chapter has B&W sketching suggestions and offers brief illustrative texts, drawings, and maps of the places proposed followed by fully blank pages. The book guides unexperienced artists and also helps experienced sketchers to develop their skills further. As color spots in-between and coloring inspiration, the book also includes seven sketches by famous French artist Lapin. The book will interest sketchers or people who want to travel to Barcelona with open eyes and document their experiences.
This photo-filled guide offers you all the information you need to begin the fascinating ancient art of illumination, and then to improve your skills. A short history of the art, including photos of some of the world's great medieval masterpieces, gives you context, and then you're introduced to the materials and basic techniques. First learn the proper ways of preparing your parchment, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color. Next, the five steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail. By learning to create friezes, detailed human faces, flourishes, creatures such as dragons and elephants, and much more, you'll discover a skill that has crossed the centuries. Today, illumination can be used to add a special flair to diplomas, invitations, family trees, or a memorable event like a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary.