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  • Download E-books Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals PDF

    Kickstart your paintings journaling trip today!

    With back-to-back magazine pages from greater than a hundred paintings journaling fanatics, you will embark on an exploration choked with top-notch thoughts and the type of magazine fodder that your creative soul has been yearning! So soak it up and become aware of the tales in the back of each one artist's own pages.

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    • Mixed-media secrets
    • Funky materials
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    permit your artwork journaling transformation commence at the present time as you discover the straightforward options that might take you to the subsequent point on your inventive journey!

    So pass forward. commence journaling your way!

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  • Download E-books Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving PDF

    By Katherine Paterson

    Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton supply fanatics of every age much more to be pleased about with Giving Thanks, a unique booklet approximately gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it capacity to be really thankful and Pamela Dalton's beautiful cut-paper illustrations are paired with a set of over 50 graces, poems, and compliment songs from a variety of cultures, religions, and voices. the original collaboration among those outstanding artists plant life during this very important and stunningly attractive mirrored image at the act of giving thank you.

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  • Download E-books Mastering Peyote Stitch: 15 Inspiring Projects PDF

    With curiosity in beadweaving at the upward thrust, Mastering Peyote Stitch offers a much-needed check out the main fundamental technique--peyote sew. With 15 types in all, beading geniuses will ultimately have an obtainable, easy-to-understand consultant to 1 of the basics of beadweaving, dropped at you courtesy of Beadwork Editor Melinda Barta.

    In the "Peyote fundamentals" bankruptcy, you'll examine the fundamentals of constructing flat peyote bands, then strengthen to round and tubular diversifications, finally studying to style dimensional jewellery items. as soon as you will have mastered the fundamentals, Melinda dives into designing dimensional jewellery items. extra chapters hide combining peyote with different well known beadweaving recommendations (right-angle weave, herringbone, and bead embroidery) and developing specified edgings and gildings for comprehensive items. Melinda, including Beadwork's Designers of the yr, together with Jean Campbell, Lisa Kan, Carole Ohl, Melanie Potter, Jean strength, Cynthia Rutledge, and Sherry Serafini, demonstrates more than a few types in 15 appealing jewellery projects.

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  • Download E-books Handknit Holidays: Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice PDF

    For plenty of humans, the simplest a part of the wintry weather vacations is the anticipation: making plans definitely the right presents, adorning the home, looking ahead to seeing friends and family. vacations should be rather designated for knitters, whose arrangements frequently begin months upfront and contain their very own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting writer Melanie Falick provides an eclectic choice of greater than 50 unique presents, undefined, and garments items for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the iciness solstice, delivering year-round suggestion for knitters of all levels.

    Created through best knitwear designers, the initiatives contain colourful embellishes; funky and vintage Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching puppy sweater; and more than a few super-quick initiatives for that last-minute vacation rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the amount are a number of grand projects-an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl-destined to turn into family members heirlooms, plus positive factors on such issues because the foundation of the Christmas stocking, the which means of the iciness solstice, knitting for charities, concepts for completing vacation knitting (on schedule!), or even a scrumptious recipe for festive crescent cookies.

    Beautifully photographed through Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is an inventive get together of the vacation season and a treasure for all knitters who search to convey extra in their personal handwork-and artistry-into their day-by-day lives and their vacation festivities.

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  • Download E-books Fine Art Wire Weaving: Weaving Techniques for Stunning Jewelry Designs PDF

    By Sarah Thompson

    Wire jewellery hasn't ever been extra popular--but you have by no means obvious tasks like this ahead of! In Fine artwork twine Weaving, award-winning writer Sarah Thompson stocks her secrets and techniques to making cord jewellery that is not anything in need of spectacular.

    Using super-fine wires to create 20 gentle, refined items, you will in achieving that "wow" issue, all below the advice of a professional jewellery instructor. you will the best way to paintings with those tremendous wires effectively, in addition to what to do while certainly one of your tasks is going awry.

    Using suggestions in layering, symmetry, and dimensional shaping, you are going to come away with a powerful starting place in cord operating so that you can create your personal specific items. Paired with attractive, 4-color pictures, Thompson provides step by step directions to making jewellery to beautiful to maintain for yourself―but that you just will not are looking to provide away!

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  • Download E-books The Big-Ass Book of Bling PDF

    By Mark Montano

    BLINGY, BLINGIER, BLINGIEST! do you need A clothier glance that's ALL YOURS— AND to precise YOUR CREATIVITY and feature a few enjoyable?

    All that glitters doesn’t must be gold . . . and diamonds (even the faux ones!) could be a girl’s— or a boy’s—best good friend. With Mark Montano’s step by step assistance you, too, can let out your internal fashionista and make outstanding, targeted components to counterpoint your whole dresser!

    Think open air the field by way of fabrics, and fee via your recycling to discover treasures within the Bin. convey humans your New Mexico type, and make a papier-mâché Zigzag Turquoise Cuff out of newspaper. whilst the plastic shop baggage commence crawling out from less than the sink, tame them with a Fused Plastic Flower Cuff. Make the tree-mendous Nature’s Bling Bag embellished with branches sliced skinny. Or cord no longer try out the ironmongery shop for a few coloured twine—and choose up a few aluminum flashing to determine why Tin Is “In”? From punk to unfashionable, from bobby pins to defense pins, with greater than a hundred and fifty initiatives there’s anything for everybody, even if you need to glam it up Hollywood-style or pass ultra-sophisticated like a newly topped princess.

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  • Download E-books Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products PDF

    By Sophie Uliano

    It truly is respectable: In those difficult occasions, clueless is out--and artful is in. For either monetary and environmental purposes, lifestyles is all approximately doing good with what you have got. yet that does not suggest you cannot nonetheless be terrific. Do It Gorgeously indicates you ways to make approximately every thing you are going to in a different way buy: From the kitchen to the nursery, out of your drugs cupboard for your make-up drawer, you may be astounded by way of how effortless and cheap it really is to make secure and green items on your relations. You need to have it all--and you can now do it yourself!

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    "Sophie Uliano teaches us that we'd like no longer equate green with Birkenstocks and wheatgrass shakes . . . she ushers us right into a way of life that is ever so eco-chic." --Los Angeles Confidential

    "Sophie Uliano is a Mary Poppins for the recent millennium: instead of advocating a spoonful of sugar to aid the drugs cross down, Uliano will suggest rubbing sugar in your pores and skin to make it glow--and then provide a number of different homegrown tips and tricks." --Good Housekeeping

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  • Download E-books The Botanical Illustrator's Handbook PDF

    By Sally Pinhey

    A clean method of the wonders of botanical representation from an award-winning backyard artist

    Written through a revered artist and drawing on her wealth of experience, this book offers new insights and takes a more in-depth examine easy methods to properly painting the riches of the botanical international. recommendation is given at the labeling and caliber of paper, and selection of pencils, paints, and brushes, and the way to combine and deal with vegetables. There are chapters on magnification, coping with element, and utilizing scale bars, and instructions are incorporated for utilizing viewpoint innovations and portray advanced buildings comparable to pine cones and umbellifers, and tough information, reminiscent of hairs.

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  • Download E-books Soap Crafting: Step-by-Step Techniques for Making 31 Unique Cold-Process Soaps PDF

    By Anne-Marie Faiola, Lara Ferroni

    Make your personal custom-tailored and completely shaped cold-process soaps! Anne-Marie Faiola presents 31 easy-to-follow recipes for crafting quite a few bar soaps with nice colour, form, and texture. how one can use milk jugs and yogurt bins for molds, and the way espresso, avocado, or even beer can upload certain dimensions for your creations. This encouraging advent to the paintings of soapmaking makes it basic to grasp the suggestions you want to correctly and simply produce your individual enticingly aromatic soaps.

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