Artists and craftspeople looking for a convenient, affordable source of authentic Indian design will welcome this new collection from internationally recognized textile designer K. Prakash. Over 250 stencil designs for permission-free use include lovely animal and floral motifs, striking paisley designs, intricate geometrics, with many border elements, spot illustrations, and more.
Reflecting the centuries-old richness and diversity of one of the world's great decorative art traditions, these designs have all been meticulously rendered from authentic Indian art and artifacts. Ideal for direct graphic art applications, this inexpensive treasury will also serve as a source of inspiration for textile design, home and furniture decoration, and a host of other art and craft projects.
Put the power of a 3D printer in the palm of your hand. 3D Pen Crafts features 20 fabulous and modern jewelry projects to make. Easy to follow techniques, clear instructions, ready-to-trace templates, plus tips and tricks teach you how to properly use your 3D pen to create gorgeous finished pieces. Whether you are just getting started or a professional maker or designer this booklet offers the very best design advice and expertise for creating unique 3D jewelry designs.
This book gives a clear and complete picture of every aspect of press operation and silk screen technique -- from individually operated manual presses to modern automatic presses capable of turning out 2,000-3,000 impressions an hour -- and indicates its great versatility and range of applications. Extremely thorough in its coverage of the subject, this volume includes practically everything of importance known about the silk screen process.
After a brief historical account, which shows how screen process has become one of the most important of the graphic arts, the author provides detailed information on basic tools and equipment, stencil making and photo stencil methods, multicolor work, facts about paints, lacquers, and other compounds, and tips on matching colors and mixing the right colors for specific jobs.
There are chapters on printing of decalcomanias, characteristics of different surfaces, textile and wallpaper printing, appliqu materials, printing on cylindrical and unusual surfaces, silk screen as a fine art (serigraphy), die cutting and finishing, automation in the industry, and other topics. Completely serviceable to the commercial operator, the book also contains discussions of estimating procedures, relative costs and selling prices, and plant layout and shop management.
The various steps in the process are all illustrated by numerous photographs and drawings. Other illustrations show modern plants and machines, presses and other equipment, and examples of printing on containers, glassware, fabrics, etc. In addition to a brief bibliography of books and publications on the subject, there is a list of major manufacturers and dealers in screen process materials for convenient reference.
A fully practical manual, and for anyone working in the graphic arts, this book was written by an expert with over 25 years' experience in the field. As a man who has worked in every phase of silk screen work (from printing, paint mixing, layout, and lettering to managing, consulting, and teaching) and as the author of a number of other books on screen process, Mr. Biegeleisen is notably qualified to discuss all techniques, problems, and situations; in this book, he has produced the best and most authoritative guide to a rapidly growing field.
It's the natural inconsistencies--the accidental differences between one finished piece and another--that make hand-printed fabrics, papers, furniture, and works of art so interesting. The quirks are what show the maker's intimate involvement in the process, and it's that unique quality that first attracted textile designer and illustrator Lena Corwin to hand-printing.Even though decorative prints are more in vogue than ever, there was until now no up-to-date hand-printing guide--no single source explaining the tools and materials that are used today, or reflecting a contemporary aesthetic. Corwin has given us that guide. Using step-by-step instructions and up-close photos, Corwin teaches crafters everything they need to know to master stamping, stenciling, and screen printing, from making their own printing devices to trouble-shooting when plans go awry. Her inimitable collection of projects ranges from stamped stationery and simple-to-sew pouches, to stenciled tote bags and furniture, to screen-printed bed linens and upholstery fabric. There's even a silk-screened dog bed. The author has created original artwork for each project (full-size patterns are included in an envelope at the back of the book), so that every crafter can achieve the same beautiful results. Or maybe not quite the same. Remember: It's the subtle differences that make hand-printing so special and alluring.
Imagine turning the corner to find a message so sentimental it yanks at your heartstrings: "I've always known it was you." Happening upon an unexpected affirmation like this can instantly improve your mood and linger in your mind. This book offers the power to make someone's day with 16 reusable stencils that are die-cut into optimistic and uplifting messages ("Today is your day," "Follow your bliss," "You are perfect ") in an array of cool fonts. When used with paint, chalk, or markers, the sturdy card stock stencils can be wiped clean and reused multiple times. Stencilers can steathily spread the love, compliment a crush, cheer up friends, or bring smiles to the faces of complete strangers. The possibilities to surprise and inspire are infinite
This collection of over 350 silhouettes and stencils boasts a wide range of styles and subjects: storybook characters, animal borders, galloping cowboys, and more. They're great for use in wall decorations or as spot illustrations for design projects. And since they are all Vector-based, the graphics can be enlarged, stretched, and customized in other ways without losing clarity. - 353 high-resolution, profiled color JPEG images for impeccable reproductions- 40 texture images
- Tutorials on scaling, twisting, repetition, patterns, colors, fills, layers, compound paths, and invaluable techniques
- Gallery section offering inspiring design ideas: JPEGs included for all Gallery graphics
The art and craft world is in love with the versatility, creativity and endless possibilities stencils provide. And right here is your all-access pass to learn how to create and use all types of stencils--from carefully cut Mylar to lace, leaves and other found objects. Using original, and even pre-made designs, you can create unique pillowcases, tote bags, business cards, portraits and more.
Create your own stencils from scratch:
- 14 stunning step-by-step demonstrations--from Day of the Dead messenger bags, to faux stone tile floor cloths, to full landscape paintings
- Exciting new products, techniques and special effects
- Expert tips--from which fabric paints to use for best results, to how to achieve crisp impressions with even the most delicate stencils
Japanese stencil design has a long history since 8th century, and has been used for armor, kimonos, costumes for Noh and other entertainments.
This book reproduces more than 300 stencil designs from the archive of Tabata family, created over 200-year span. This 'Elegance' volume consists of geometric and various other patterns. All these designs, which have withstood the test of time, are surely the source of inspiration for all the graphic and textile designers.
*****This book is written in Japanese traditional way and opens backwards*****