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The artist's first step in creating a painting is to sketch out a rough drawing on a canvas. This drawing gives the painting its structural base, indicating the picture's layout, the correct proportions of each element and the distribution of the details that combine to make up the picture's overall composition.
Drawing for Painters shows you how to make these basic drawings, and then guides you through the various stages toward completion of your painting. It provides practical advice and instruction to art students and serious amateurs and includes tips that even experienced professionals find helpful. Features include captioned colour illustrations and notes on how famous artists solved specific problems.$19.99$9.99
This step-by-step project book is all about making little flowers in silk and organza ribbon. Packed with information and many new techniques, it will inspire every silk ribbon enthusiast, from the beginner to the advanced, to share in the joy of learning how to make beautiful life-like flowers and little creatures in ribbon and thread.
All completed projects are smaller than A4 size and templates of all the original designs are included, with easy-to-follow instructions on how to layer the embroidery and stumpwork to achieve the exquisite three-dimensional effect. An extensive range of step-by-step photographs as well as a complete gallery of stitches make it virtually impossible to go wrong.This is the first collaboration between internationally acclaimed Di van Niekerk and Russian embroiderer extraordinaire, Marina Zherdeva.
Look inside the book.$34.99$17.99
This book is loaded with original artwork and valuable insight from 64 artists, incredibly diverse in styles and subjects, each using acrylic in unique ways to create expressive and personal art. It features:
- 64 individual ideas, approaches and inspirations for working with acrylic paints
- 29 styles, ranging from photorealism to minimal colour field and everything in between, are explored through artist profiles, artwork and boundary-breaking "challenges" that provide dynamic starting points for your own art
- 29 step-by-step demonstrations illustrate acrylic-driven techniques you can take straight to your work, including collage and assemblage, reverse painting, printmaking, accidental stencilling, working with metallic mixtures and more
Explore a life lived in stitches and witness the aesthetic evolution of a treasured quiltmaking artist.
Revel in this dazzling self-curated collection of Gwen Marston's more than five-decade passion for quiltmaking. From her early pieces inspired by Mennonite quilts to her innovative work with appliqué and texture to her exploration of modern design, Gwen's aesthetic has remained a glorious marriage of freedom in construction, expert use of unexpected colours and negative space and happy design surprises.
See more than 80 quilts representing more than 40 years and a variety styles – all united by a common thread: the artist Gwen Marston.$49.99$27.99
Food critic turned farmer and sustainable seafood activist Matthew Evans, along with his two best chef mates, show us how seafood should be cooked.
The simple recipes demystify everything from abalone to sea urchin, snapper to octopus, and the book offers inspiration if you want to catch your own dinner rather than head to the fishmongers. This is all about the taste of real food fresh from the sea, cooked with care and respect for the seafood populations in your part of the world...$49.99$34.99
From cropping and mounting to adding embellishments and borders, this is a step-by-step guide to creating beautiful scrapbook pages.
This comprehensive book reveals all the skills you need for making beautiful pages, whether you are an experienced scrapbooker or a complete beginner. Step-by-step instructions and photographs explain techniques such as stamping, colouring, embossing, paper piecing and punch art: learn how to make beautiful background papers, crop and mount photographs and embellish your pages with everything from fabric and ribbon to eyelets and foil.
Hundreds of themed page and layout ideas will inspire you to be adventurous in your own scrapbooking: create hidden pages and messages; organise and display your memorabilia in new and original ways, and bring your treasured memories to life.$34.99$14.99