You don't need pottery classes, or even a kiln to glaze your creations – you can make gorgeous items quickly and easily by painting plain, shop-bought ceramic items and baking them in a domestic oven.
With 22 colourful projects to make, there are decorative plates, bowls, cups and pots, vases, a lamp and even earrings and a necklace. With simple techniques to follow, all explained in clear and simple terms, you just need a few brushes, some ceramic paints and some plain pottery and away you go!
If you love painted ceramics, patterns and making little gifts this book is for you!
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A friendly, accessible and inspiring course in oil painting from a member of the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
SHaidee-Jo Summers' artwork is filled with light and vibrancy. Her friendly, instructional style will demystify oil painting and show you how to use this traditional medium to create contemporary portraits, landscapes, still life and more, all suffused with the unique warmth and richness of oils. This book is ideal for painters at any level of experience, from complete beginners looking to start out with oils, to advanced painters wishing to pick up new ideas and techniques.
Fresh, bright and accessible, this vibrant book is a real feast for the eyes. It provides step-by-step instruction, projects and numerous examples of Haidee-Jo's finished art, from cafes in Seville to her local allotments, giving the reader a wealth of inspiration and ideas for producing stunning oil paintings of their own.
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This gorgeous book tells the story of stained glass, from the Medieval period, its demise during the Reformation, its revival in the Victorian period, through Art Nouveau, Art Deco, right up to today. It also gives a brief introduction to the techniques used to make it – much the same today as they always have been.
Recommended for ages 5+.$9.99$6.99
Marianne North was a remarkable Victorian traveller and painter, who traversed the globe recording the world's flora with her paintbrush and writing her experiences in her journal. In 1879 she offered her painting collection numbering over 800 to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at her own expense built a gallery to house them. Marianne stayed closely involved with the project, painting beautiful decorative motifs on the interior door panels and surrounds.
For the first time, this unique and stunning book brings together all of Marianne North's Kew collection. The paintings are arranged geographically as they appear in the Gallery, and Marianne's original titles are included alongside each painting. This is a beautiful gift souvenir in celebration of a stunning body of work.$79.99
Modern Acrylic delivers the simple concepts and painting techniques you’ll need to create exciting and expressive works of art. You'll learn to paint flowers, animals, patterns and even how to transfer your hand-lettering skills to paint.
This guide offers a lively and creative approach to acrylic paint packed with inspiring exercises and whimsical projects. Foremost a beginner’s guide, it starts with a brief introduction to the tools you’ll need and continues with explanations of key painting concepts like colour mixing and atmospheric perspective. Once you have a handle on the basics, it’s time to create dynamic colour palettes, use basic shapes and techniques to render a range of subjects and practice mark making and textures.$19.99
Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful botanicals, floral forms, plant structures and more, 100 Flowers and Plants is a visual reference book for student artists, botanical illustrators, urban sketchers, and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills.
Designed as a contemporary, step-by-step guidebook for artists who are learning to draw botanical forms, the book features an inclusive array of florals, ferns, succulents and more, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. The clear and elegant drawing style will make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.$24.99