Available in a myriad of colors and sheens, polymer clay can be cut, shaped, sculpted, and altered in many ways. For that reason, it's a wonderful medium for making jewelry. Today's leading artists show you how to push the envelope of this malleable material with an array of gorgeous brooches, pendants, pins, bracelets, and earrings. Using a variety of surface techniques will inform you and inspire you to create your own distinctive designs. Book jacket.
Create modern and traditional mehndi designs and incorporate them into DIY art projects with Mehndi for the Inspired Artist. Your home will never be the same after you add the lovely flair of mehndi. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is your one stop resource for creating mehndi designs. Whether you're familiar with the art form, or are coming to it with fresh eyes and eager anticipation, our four expert artists will give you the most rewarding experience possible. You'll be creating artwork on day one with this guide book's step-by-step approach of creating a variety of traditional and modern mehndi designs. You will then learn to incorporate these elegant mehndi designs into DIY art projects you can place around the house, and have the pride of knowing each one has a unique, personal flair. Customize candles and mason jars, jewelry and stationery, and anything else you can get your hands on. Mehndi for the Inspired Artist is sure to inspire endless DIY craft projects with contemporary mehndi patterns that will delight henna enthusiasts of all ages.
Start making beautiful crafts from polymer clay! Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners is your guide to this kiln-free craft. Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to this versatile, accessible medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art form for even the most inexperienced artist to learn. Professional artist Emily Chen demonstrates how to make animal figurines, flowers, cookies, cakes, beads, and more through easy, step-by-step projects. Each project features colorful, styled photographs demonstrating how finished pieces can be used, displayed, and gifted. A comprehensive tools and materials section and detailed information on techniques, baking, and glazing guide artists in their quest to become polymer clay pros. An inspirational gallery provides even more ideas for those who want to continue learning how to work with this easy-to-use medium. A modern approach to sculpture art, polymer clay is the perfect choice for beginners and crafting enthusiasts.
Discover a new source of inspiration for your crochet hook...the beautiful work of today's modern makers! Follow popular crochet blanket designer Rachele Carmona through her unique collection of crochet blankets inspired by the work of popular independent artists. The Art of Crochet Blankets will help you create your own colorful crochet blankets as unique works of art for your home! Inside this one-of-a-kind crochet blanket guide you'll find: • Details on how to translate art to hook with 18 bold and unique crochet afghan patterns influenced by the works of their feature artist. • Modern quilts, fabric designs, tapestry weaving, digital art, and more become the source of one-of-a-kind projects for a more artful home. • Biographies and beautiful photos profiling 6 inspiring modern makers--Tula Pink, April Rhodes, Maryanne Moodie, Fransisco Valle, Maud Vantours, and Caitline Dowe-Sandes. Discover the inspiration that lies beyond the world of crochet with The Art of Crochet Blankets.
Learn to create art just like the famous artists who inspire us?it's easier than you think! Known for her colorful painted paper lessons, elementary art teacher Laura Lohmann has created the go-to art history book to creatively engage kids. Mini Masterpieces: Exploring Art History With Hands-On Projects for Kids encourages young artists to explore various art materials through projects inspired by a diverse collection of famous artists past and present from around the world. This invaluable guide to creating beautiful art includes: 52 art projects thoroughly tested by more than 800 kids to get them just right-perfect for ages 5-12 and all different skill levels. Step-by-step full-color photos, helpful tips and techniques (including how to make painted paper), and a list of must-have inexpensive art supplies. Background information about each unique artist that will help young artists get to know them and their body of work. Learning art history has never been more fun!
There's a reason people call works of fine art "masterpieces"--they're groundbreaking and bold, just the sort of artwork that inspire creative children. Fine Art Adventures introduces young artists, ages 6 and up, to classic masterpieces and formal techniques, then lets them loose to create their own works of art. Each of the book's eight chapters covers a particular technique or subject of fine art: Color, Light & Shade, Shape, Black & White, Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, and Myths & Legends. Projects begin with a story of a famous work--Matisse's The Snail, Modigliani's Portrait of Anna Zborowska, Paul C�zanne's Mont Sainte-Victoire, and Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Silver--followed by a question-and-answer section. Then it's time to break out the brushes, scissors, and paint. Children create two artworks based on the techniques and visual effects of the piece. The projects cover a wide range of media, from tissue paper mosaics to stencils to mobile sculptures, with a variety of difficulty levels, always encouraging and expanding the child's natural creative abilities. Authors and educators Maja Pitamic and Jill Laidlaw explore the stories and meanings behind 18 key works of classic art as inspiration for these kid-tested, exciting, and creative projects. No prior knowledge of fine art is required, just enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to discover.