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Download E-books The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature Through Inspiration and Techniques PDF

By Carmen Torbus

Make your mark your way!

Every artist seeks to face except the group. yet how? permit writer Carmen Torbus motivate you to new artistic highs during this selection of hands-on options and heartfelt tales from sixteen artists who've labored via their very own creative struggles and stalls to emerge successful, with seems uniquely their own.

Whether artwork is new to you, otherwise you were at it awhile and are having difficulty studying your personal kind, this encouraging ebook will advisor you to test with varied mediums, concepts and probabilities to make a mark that's completely yours. within you are going to find:

  • 17 of the artists' favourite mixed-media concepts proven step-by-step, with feedback for a way to cause them to your own
  • Beautiful accomplished artwork illustrating how person artists use and mix those suggestions of their personal work
  • Easy worksheets to aid demonstrate your inventive talents, strengths and preferences
  • A quick-start consultant to varied mediums, mark makers and inventive paraphernalia
  • Lots of suggestions and recommendation for placing your self into your art

Embrace who you're and discover what defines you as an artist. Make your artwork faraway from ordinary--become the artist UNIQUE!

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Download E-books Great Medieval Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) PDF

By Kris Bordessa

Great Medieval tasks you could construct Yourself brings the center a long time in Europe alive via hands-on actions for children a long time 9-12. Addressing numerous points of medieval lifestyles, this e-book offers traditionally actual information of the interval major as much as the Renaissance. From monastic existence to fortress residing, villages to cities, every one part deals a glimpse into the day-by-day life of the folk who lived in medieval Europe. Sidebars and enjoyable trivialities get a divorce the textual content. Readers will extend their wisdom of this period past knights, reasonable maidens, and castles as they find out about siege battle, existence in a medieval village, medieval garments, markets and gala's, the Plague, medieval drugs, and the Crusades.

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Download E-books The Complete Book of Dollmaking: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to More Than 50 Traditional and Contemporary Techniques (Watson-Guptill Crafts) PDF

By Pamela Peake

From uncomplicated fabric to based bisque, dolls of each description are embraced during this fascinating tribute to a loved craft. After establishing with an enticing background of dollmaking, this high-quality tutorial studies the entire variety of fabrics, gear, and strategies utilized in making styles, slicing, stitching, and stuffing dolls. The booklet exhibits a variety of conventional and glossy dolls from world wide. three hundred colour illustrations.

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Download E-books The Jeweler's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary Techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials PDF

By Brandon Holschuh

Master the paintings and craft of steel jewellery making on your own residence studio!

Great jewellery is unique, well-designed, and -- with the best instruments -- could be created at domestic by means of the aspiring artist.  The Jeweler's Studio instruction manual guides you thru the method of equipping your personal jewellery studio and teaches you the suggestions that may have you ever crafting unique steel jewellery in no time.

Artist Brandon Holschuh walks you thru making plans your paintings area, picking out instruments and fabrics, gaining knowledge of uncomplicated metalwork suggestions, and utilising your new abilities to 20 unique pieces.  furthermore, The Jeweler's Studio guide encourages novel layout, strong association and fearless experimentation, making sure it's going to stay a useful source for jewellery artists for years to come.

• invitations you into the realm of the house jewellery artist, from workbench to gallery
• Teaches basic jewelry-making suggestions -- hammering, soldering, riveting, and extra -- in full-color photographs
• Illustrates the stairs for crafting twenty appealing items of metalwork jewellery, together with jewelry, bracelets, rings, and pendants
• beneficial properties gallery-quality jewellery from dozens of contributing artists

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Download E-books The Sailing Frigate: A History in Ship Models PDF

By Robert Gardiner

The nationwide Maritime Museum in Greenwich homes the most important selection of scale send types on the earth. the various versions are legit, modern artifacts made by means of the craftsmen of the Royal military or the shipbuilders themselves, starting from the mid-seventeenth century to the current day. As such they symbolize a three-d archive of specified value and authority. handled as old facts, they provide extra aspect than even the simplest plans, and exhibit precisely what the ships appeared like in a manner that even the best marine painter couldn't in achieving. Now to be had in paperback, this publication tells the tale of the evolution of the cruising send less than sail. It features a huge variety of version images all in full-color in addition to close-up and element perspectives. those are captioned extensive, yet many also are annotated to concentration consciousness on fascinating or strange features.

Although pictorial in emphasis, The crusing Frigate weaves the images into an authoritative textual content, generating an strange and tasty type of technical historical past. whereas the sequence may be of specific curiosity to send modelers, all people with an curiosity in send layout and improvement might be interested in the in-depth research of those superbly offered books.

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Download E-books Creative Beaded Jewelry: 33 Exquisite Designs Inspired by the Arts of China, Japan, India and Tibet PDF

By Carolyn Schulz

Craft colourful and special jewellery with this Asian-inspired craft book.

Bracelets decorated with chinese language floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat encouraged through the refrigerators of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— those are only the various many crafty items you are going to learn how to make during this magnificent new ebook by means of DIY jewellery artist Carolyn Schulz. compatible for rookies and skilled jewelry-making specialists alike, a number of the initiatives take quite a few mins to accomplish, and them all are enjoyable and cheap to do. They lead to jewellery that appears nice and will be worn wherever!

Most of the 33 jewellery tasks during this jewellery making ebook use fabrics you will discover in any craft shop. the straightforward options of operating with chain, beading twine, reminiscence cord, stretch/elastic twine, cotton wire and nylon wire are all sincerely defined. whilst mixed with creatively selected beads, they bring about attractive beaded bracelets, necklaces, jewelry and jewelry you can be proud to put on and provides to buddies.

Each bankruptcy in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you thru the fundamentals of a unique stringing approach after which units you on an event throughout the some ways you should use it to create your personal custom-made designs.

Jewelry ideas include:

  • twine Strung Jewelry
  • Loop & Chain Jewelry
  • reminiscence cord Jewelry
  • Knotted Jewelry
  • Elastic wire Bracelets

Creative Beaded Jewelry comprises gorgeous colour pictures and precise directions and diagrams to aid beaders create their very own individualized customized fashion—bracelets, rings and necklaces. the implications are dependent, glance complicated and expensive—but are usually not!

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Download E-books The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Soaps (Idiot's Guides) PDF

Leave no soapstone unturned!

Soapmaking has continually been a favored craft with a devoted team of fans, yet with the explosion of city homesteading and other people seeking to move eco-friendly, noncrafters are actually becoming a member of in at the enjoyable. no matter if it is making usual cleaning soap to dwell greener, supply as presents, get a better price, or earn a living, The entire Idiot's Guide(r) to creating usual Soaps has every little thing the recent cleaning soap maker might want to create natural, common soaps of all types.

•Includes recipes to make a wide range of molded, poured, and liquid soaps

•Contains cleaning soap recipes for physique in addition to family or even pets

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Download E-books Mason Jar Crafts: DIY Projects for Adorable and Rustic Decor, Storage, Lighting, Gifts and Much More PDF

By Lauren Elise Donaldson

VINTAGE MASON JARS, glossy STYLE
Packed with dozens of straightforward do-it your self tasks, this publication exhibits the right way to rework the eternally stylish Mason jar into every little thing from a festive social gathering ornament or enjoyable children’s toy to a chic marriage ceremony want or worthy domestic ornament, including:
• Cake Stand
• Calligraphy Drink Glasses
• vacation Candelabra
• Terrarium
• evening Light
• Piggy Bank
• Clock
• Herb Garden
• Animal Hooks

With valuable directions and over a hundred and fifty step by step images, Mason Jar Crafts could have you fashioning reasonably cheap and fashionable tasks in no time.

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Download E-books Free-Spirit Shawls: 20 Eclectic Knits for Every Day PDF

By Lisa Shroyer

Indulge your self in hand-painted and lace yarns. Many scarf initiatives take just one skein!

What is admittedly extra renowned than knitting socks? Knitting shawls! thirteen out of 35 of Ravelry's most well-liked styles of all time are small shawls or wraps. And who higher to curate a set of those trendy-yet-classic designs than the editor of Knitscene, Lisa Shroyer?

Free Spirit Shawls good points 20 scarf tasks which are awarded alongside four issues: colour (simple colorwork), Lace (the endless lovely percentages accomplished through basic yarnovers), Simplicity (variegated yarns and straightforward stitches used to create easy but impressive designs), and Texture (cables and knit-purl combinations). process positive aspects specialise in certain parts of craftsmanship similar to Shetland building and the anatomy of semicircular shawls.

With her intimate wisdom of what knitters are hungry to make and put on, Lisa has curated a latest assortment that would succeed in a long way past easy traits and may proceed to motivate for years to come.

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Download E-books New American Knits: Classic Sportswear Patterns PDF

By Amy Christoffers

Practical and classy items for day-by-day life!

New American Knits bargains clothing which are informal yet polished, both applicable even if working errands, on the place of work, or socializing with buddies. writer Amy Christoffers takes her proposal from the fresh traces and chic performance of yank sports clothing and creates initiatives that experience a vintage nostalgic consider. In designing her stylish smooth uniform, Amy makes a speciality of appealing daily sweaters, tops, and beautiful accessories.

Included are sections on texture and lace and pops of colorwork so as to add visible and knitterly curiosity. initiatives function conventional, seamless, and semi-seamless building in addition to precise completing. New American Knits has a "country apartment" think with touches of heather grays, tweeds, slubby textures, and muted tones. The booklet is visually stylish with a streak of informal bohemian kind, very like the tasks themselves.

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