Ready-To-Use Snowflake Designs
Paperback ISBN: 0486269094
Over 800 black-and-white cuts, in rich variety of sizes and shapes, capture diversity, symmetry and beauty of snowflakes. Depicted in frames, borders, cornerpieces and individual designs, these royalty-free graphics will be of immediate use to illustrators, advertisers, designers, printers, craftspeople, etc. Add holiday excitement to a host of projects.
The Mandala Workbook
A Creative Guide for Self-Exploration, Balance, and Well-Being
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1590305183
Mandala-making is fun, relaxing, and can show you things about yourself that may surprise you. Susanne Fincher invites you to make mandala creation a practice, and to experience the insights and delights it can provide. Based on ancient European artifacts, contemporary religious iconography, and traditional tantric art, mandalas are circular designs that offer a profound symbol of the wholeness of the self. The Mandala Workbook offers a complete guide to mandala work, based on the Great Round—the twelve archetypal stages that represent a complete cycle of personal growth. Each chapter focuses on one stage and aims to fully engage readers in the meaning or purpose of that stage. Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and activities, each chapter provides mandala-making projects to help connect readers with the transformative powers of the mandala. Building on her previous books, Susanne Fincher highlights connections between the archetypal imagery of circles and working toward a balanced wholeness of self. This book combines theory and philosophy with practical and creative methods to present an engaging and hands-on approach to mandala work.
The Art & Craft of Handmade Books
Paperback ISBN: 1579904386
“LaPlantz has created another whammo release.”—RubberStampMadness. “More than 25 patterns...focus on seven different types of books, from a simple...accordion fold to the complicated recessed skewer binding. Everything is here...as well as explanations of such techniques as embossing.”—Booklist.
Fabric Origami With a Twist of Silk Ribbon
Paperback ISBN: 0972121803
"With a blend of Eastern and Western influences, Kumiko Sudo reinvents fabric origami with 24 new small quilt designs intertwining silk ribbons, cotton, and other fabrics. Choosing two or three Japanese flowers that bloom in each month of the year, each quilt presents an origami flower, its buds and leaves crafted from fabric and ribbon. Six additional purse designs feature a flower for each season. Step-by-step color drawings help make the projects easy to understand and follow. Introductions to each featured flower, lyrical haiku poems, elegant Japanese calligraphy, and watercolor paintings provide a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage that has inspired these designs. Full color photographs of projects in authentic Japanese settings help provide a complete sense of the final product. A free lesson plan is available to qualified quilting teachers via mail or e-mail directly from the publishers."
Make & Give
Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day
Hardcover ISBN: 1611801486
Presents step-by-step, illustrated instructions for thirty-five simple projects covering a wide range of techniques, from sewing to paper cutting to painting, including candy board games, nickname handkerchiefs, and hand-drawn pillows.
The Art Journal Workshop
Break Through, Explore, and Make It Your Own
Paperback ISBN: 1592536840
"Step by step, the reader is brought to art journaling in a method that makes even a novice want to pick up a paint brush and begin making art that expresses your soul."—Diana Gonzalez, Brooklyn Crafting Examiner "Back when I was the managing editor of Art Journaling, I remember when Traci Bunkers' journals arrived on my desk. I spent hours pouring through them, wondering to myself, 'How does she do this?' With Traci’s new book, The Art Journal Workshop, you get to see exactly how."—Christine Olivarez, Somerset Studio Many people want to express themselves through visual journaling, but are stuck or intimidated with how to get started, what to write, or how to move beyond gluing down a few images or putting some paint on the paper. With beautiful illustrations, The Art Journal Workshop breaks down the entire working process of journaling with step-by-step photos and instructions from start to finish. You'll learn how to use different media such as paint, photographs, and collage, while following journaling prompts and exercises to help you dig deeper and enrich the journaling process and experience. Traci Bunkers discusses the benefits of visual journaling, and walks you through battling a creative funk when you're feeling down or uninspired. Additionally, The Art Journal Workshop comes with a DVD-ROM to play on yor PC or Mac which shows the author creating six visual journal pages from the book, start to finish, through time-lapse video clips. This visual guide enhances the information in the book, showing her work progress in a way that goes beyond what can be captured in still photographs or through text.