Everything is coming up roses with this delightful collection of flowers to knit and crochet. The perfect way to use up scraps of yarn or practice using novelty yarns, you can use them to decorate clothing, hats, bags and belts, embellish home accessories, or make a beautiful bouquet as an unusual display piece.
Choose from simple spiral roses, pretty poppies, elaborate layered blooms, and fabulous felted flowers. The flowers are beautifully arranged on the pages, with stitched leaves and embroidered stems, and are cross referenced to a separate section featuring clear pattern instructions and information on yarn requirements.
You will also find plenty of inspiration for embellishing your finished flowers with beads, buttons, sequins, and embroidery, plus ideas for using them in a range of fun ways, from unusual jewellery to decorating gift-wrapped packages.
Acrylic Artists Bible Acrylic Artist's Bible by Marilyn Scott. The Essential Reference for the Practicing Artist. Professional artist Marylin Scott presents the complete manual for acrylic painting with over one hundred step-by-step demonstrations showing how to tackle tricky subjects from skies and water to faces and figures accompanied by full-colour photography. Even though acrylic is used by many well-known professional artists it is rather less popular with amateurs. This is surprising because acrylic is not only the most versatile of all the painting media but is also highly forgiving. You can paint out mistakes as you work even making major changes to the colour scheme and composition. Each new painting can become a springboard for ideas and the range of different effects are vast. 192-page paperback. A lovely gift for yourself or the Artist in your life. Author: Marilyn Scott
Acrylics Unleashed is a complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively, this book showcases talented acrylics artist Glyn Macey’s irrepressible energy and the imagination that infuses every part of his work. He shares his painting techniques and methods that transform everyday views into gorgeous and unique acrylic artworks. Readers will learn to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create open, inviting landscapes, breathtaking seascapes, and urban scenes packed with life. The book contains nine varied step-by-step projects to follow, which build on a large techniques section that explains how Glyn uses the materials around him to build authentic and powerful pieces of art. Author: Glyn Macey
The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to simply replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve desired effects.
Artist Toolbox - Painting Tools and Materials The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts focusing instead on how to simply replicate a piece of art the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats whens whys and hows of each relevant tool or technique clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve desired effects. Author: Walter Foster Creative Team
A-Z of Flower Portraits Billy Showell is a well-respected contemporary artist whose watercolour flower portraits have earned her the respect of watercolour artists all over the world. Worked to the same degree of accuracy as traditional botanical paintings Billy's compositions are given a more contemporary twist combining her unique eye for design with her love of flowers. In this book 40 flower portraits are presented arranged in alphabetical order each one accompanied by small studies details step-by-step instructions and the colour mixes used to accomplish the finished work. At the start of the book there are useful sections on the materials and equipment needed and the main techniques used including wet-into-wet colour blending lifting out layering glazes dry brushing and colour mixing and at the end of the book Billy gives her own unique slant on composition and discusses the importance of creating a sketchbook. Whether you love to paint or simply love flowers this book will delight and inspire you. Author: Billy Showell
Be Calm and Colour Find the calm within the storm! In this guided mindful colouring book for anxiety-burdened adults art therapist Lacy Mucklow and artist Angela Porter offer over 50 colouring pages all designed to help you release stress and find peace. Author: Lacy Mucklow