Mehndi for the Inspired Artist: 50 Contemporary Patterns & Projects Inspired by Traditional Henna Art
Mehndi for the Inspired Artist
50 Contemporary Patterns & Projects Inspired by Traditional Henna Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1633222411

Create modern and traditional mehndi designs and incorporate them into DIY art projects with Mehndi for the Inspired Artist. Your home will never be the same after you add the lovely flair of mehndi.

Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is your one stop resource for creating mehndi designs. Whether you're familiar with the art form, or are coming to it with fresh eyes and eager anticipation, our four expert artists will give you the most rewarding experience possible.

You'll be creating artwork on day one with this guide book's step-by-step approach of creating a variety of traditional and modern mehndi designs. You will then learn to incorporate these elegant mehndi designs into DIY art projects you can place around the house, and have the pride of knowing each one has a unique, personal flair.

Customize candles and mason jars, jewelry and stationery, and anything else you can get your hands on. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is sure to inspire endless DIY craft projects with contemporary mehndi patterns that will delight henna enthusiasts of all ages.
Modelling and Painting Figures
Modelling and Painting Figures
Paperback      ISBN: 1902579232

Probably the greatest test of the modeller is achieving the perfectly posed figure. This title explains how best to set up the figure, and goes on to deal with the niceties of painting, facial expressions, clothing etc. With no detail unexplored, everything is clearly explained with step by step photos.

More of the Joy of Painting
More of the Joy of Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0688143555

Following the success of his first book, The Best of the Joy of Painting, Bob Ross gathered sixty more of his favorite paintings to create More Joy of Painting. More Joy of Painting presents each painting in full color, followed by detailed instructions and a series of black-and-white photos to walk you, step-by-step, through the process of creating a Bob Ross original.

So, whether you want a landscape of snowcapped mountains or a serene fall day, with More Joy of Painting you can create a beautiful work of art with the same ease and grace as Bob Ross.

My First Painting and Collage Book: 35 Fun and Easy Art Projects for Children Aged 7 Plus
My First Painting and Collage Book
35 Fun and Easy Art Projects for Children Aged 7 Plus
Paperback      ISBN: 1782496084

35 step-by-step art projects using paint and paper, for children aged 7+.

My First Painting and Collage Book shows you different ways to make fabulous pictures you will be proud of. You'll find lots of ideas in Chapter 1, Printing Fun, from creative T-shirts and bags to gift wrap and bunting. Then have fun trying out the projects in Chapter 2, Ink, Paint, and Pastels, where you can get messy with the ink blot lion project, make striking 3-D cards, and create fabulous pictures such as the oil pastel owl. In Chapter 3, Beach and Vacation Art, you can make use of natural materials that you find while you're playing, such as driftwood and shells, plus have a go at the postcard project to send to your friends. Finally, use scraps of paper, photos, and magazine pages in Chapter 4, Collages and Paper Pictures, for super creations, including a tissue paper peacock, robots, and an impressive cityscape collage. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your artistic skills develop.
My First Rock Painting Book: 35 Fun Craft Projects for Children Aged 7+
My First Rock Painting Book
35 Fun Craft Projects for Children Aged 7+
Paperback      ISBN: 1782496092

35 colorful rock painting projects for children aged 7+.

In My First Rock Painting Book, craft expert Emma Hardy shows how to take a simple rock and transform it into something truly amazing.�In Chapter 1, Fabulous Food, the projects include fun fruit, cute pumpkins for Halloween, and a tasty selection of cakes that really do look good enough to eat! In Chapter 2, Creative Creatures, Emma has designed adorable penguins, a sleeping cat, and an elephant, as well as sea urchins, fish, and colorful googly-eyed monsters. Chapter 3, Patterns and Shapes, has some beautiful ideas for simply decorated rocks, from hearts for a loved one through to striking black and white designs. In Chapter 4, Home and Garden, you can make cacti, flowers, a mobile phone, and even a cute swaddled baby.�Hunting for the rocks is a fun activity in itself, as you gather an array of different shaped pieces to work with. What you do with your painted rocks is up to you. They make wonderful decorations on a shelf or mantelpiece, and have a practical use as a paperweight, or you may want to pass on your creations as gifts for your friends.
Oil Painting Step by Step: Discover a Wide Range of Painting Styles and Techniques for Creating Your Own Masterpieces in Oil
Oil Painting Step by Step
Discover a Wide Range of Painting Styles and Techniques for Creating Your Own Masterpieces in Oil
Paperback      ISBN: 1560106581

Aspiring oil painters can take a journey with four accomplished oil artists as they follow along with step-by-step demonstrations that feature a variety of techniques and a range of subject matter. Artists of all skill levels will appreciate the appeal of each approach as they learn to paint tropical seascapes, pastoral landscapes, dynamic still lifes, captivating animal portraits, and more. Oil Painting Step by Step walks you through concepts and techniques including underpainting, composition, plein air, and special effects, assuring you a solid foundation in this wonderful art form.

Otona No Nurie Japan (Adult Coloring Book): Narumikata, Japanese Traditional Pattern
Otona No Nurie Japan (Adult Coloring Book)
Narumikata, Japanese Traditional Pattern
Paperback      ISBN: 4862561918

Otona no Nurie (Adult Coloring Book) JAPAN is a series of coloring books focusing on Japanese traditional art.
This volume features 32 drawings from Narumikata, a book on design patterns, which was originally published in 1883, and many of them are derived from those designs and patterns used for ancient treasures. Many of the drawings are designed for use for postcards.

The Paint Effects Bible: 100 Recipes for Faux Finishes
The Paint Effects Bible
100 Recipes for Faux Finishes
Paperback      ISBN: 1770851402

A must for ambitious do-it-yourselfers who are looking for out-of-the- ordinary results. --Home and Gardens

The Paint Effects Bible --"highly recommended" by Library Journal and with sales of 48,000 in hardcover--has become a classic among home reference choices. Now in paperback, the book features 100 contemporary faux finishes packed into a compact, easy-to-use guide.

Each effect is described on a single spread with a large photograph of the finish plus step-by-step illustrations, an ingredients list, and detailed how-to instructions. The finishes are made with brushes, rollers, rags, sponges and waxes to create textured effects, traditional finishes, metallics, patterns and motifs.

The Paint Effects Bible includes:

  • Guidance on how to decorate with paint finishes
  • Basic color theory including choosing colors and combinations
  • Basic techniques and helpful hints
  • 100 original paint effects

With The Paint Effects Bible, decorators of all skill levels will find ample inspiration and the technical guidance needed to create the perfect finish for any room.

Paint Pouring: Mastering Fluid Art
Paint Pouring
Mastering Fluid Art
Paperback      ISBN: 1631582992
Here is an artist sharing his knowledge of paint pouring--how to set up a studio, what materials to use, recommended techniques, and more (including what not to do).

Paint Pouring is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid) consistency. By following the techniques outlined in this book, you will have enough knowledge to start making poured paintings of your own. As you know, nobody can guarantee your success in this field, but the methods revealed in this book will work for you if you apply them correctly. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates through various techniques such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping, and more to create dazzling and masterful effects.

This book provides everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. Learn to:
  • Set up your paint pouring studio on a budget
  • Complete your supply list
  • Discover a variety of techniques
  • Properly handle and care for your art
  • Establish appropriate mixing ratios
  • Achieve correct paint density
  • And many other lessons crucial to the craft

This new art form is fun for all ages. Become a fluid art master today.
Paint This Book!: Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered
Paint This Book!
Watercolor for the Artistically Undiscovered
Hardcover      ISBN: 1615193871
Put the brush in your hand. Stick it in the water, then smush it around in one of the colors. Now take a deep breath and plop it down on the page . . .

You're an artist.

Yes, really Young or old, there is an artist in each of us. If yours is hiding (perhaps behind a shred of self-consciousness?), just remember: Art is personal expression. You have your talent. Nobody else has anything like it

If you are ready to discover (or re-discover) your genius, Paint This Book is here to help. The paints, the brush, and the watercolor paper are all included--plus irresistible encouragement and exercises from authors John Cassidy and Thacher Hurd:
  • Work small: Quick, spontaneous strokes will happen more naturally.
  • Trust your instincts: Watercolor can turn to mush with a lot of revision. You're better than you think you are
  • Choose your techniques: You'll learn about light and shadow (page 43), perspective (page 51), and more. But it's up to you whether to use these skills often, or never Either way, there are many artists who do the same.

Don't forget: Sometimes a shimmer of color on the page can look even fruitier than a realbowl of fruit. Between these covers, there are no mistakes. Just add imagination (and water)