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Yoshida Style Ball Jointed Doll Making Guide (Japanese Book)

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Stamp Carving 101: A Complete Guide on How to Make Your Own Custom Rubber Stamps

Stamp Carving 101 will guide you every step of the way on your new stamp making adventure. With up close photos and detailed directions, the book covers everything from choosing an image, to carving it from a rubber block, to ideas on how to creatively use them, and everything in between.

This inspiring book takes [...]

The Complete Photo Guide to Textile Art: *All You Need to Know to Alter and Embellish Fabric *The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Fabric … Instructions for More Than 40 Techniques

Individuality is key in today’s DIY trends. Whether creating fabric art, sewing clothes, making home décor items, or quilting, people are looking for ways to make their projects unique and self-expressive. Fabric choices have narrowed and it certainly is not cheaper to sew than buy ready to use items, [...]

The Ultimate Guide To Colored Pencil: Over 35 step-by-step demonstrations for both traditional and watercolor pencils

With this easy-to-use handbook, best-selling author Gary Greene provides you with instant access to his best tips, tricks and techniques for creating exceptionally realistic colored pencil artwork. Whether you’re new to colored pencils or perfecting advanced techniques, you’ll find the answers you need here in dozens of complete step-by-step demonstrations, including:

Simple techniques [...]

The Papermaker’s Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper

This essential reference covers absolutely everything you need to know about papermaking, from the basics to advanced techniques such as shaped sheets, embossing, laminating, and watermarking. Also includes thorough step-by-step instructions for processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards and lamp shades.

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Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic

Eight colorful, innovative, easy-to-follow projects show the beginner how to create a range of mosaics, from a colourful table top and crazy-paving flower pots to a beautiful clock embellished with beads and stunning bathroom panels. Each project is accompanied by a design template, and clear step-by-step photographs. A selection of striking mosaic items are [...]

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing

This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!

Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting [...]

The Papermaker’s Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper

This essential reference covers absolutely everything you need to know about papermaking, from the basics to advanced techniques such as shaped sheets, embossing, laminating, and watermarking. Also includes thorough step-by-step instructions for processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards and lamp shades.

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The Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, Revised Edition

This lavishly illustrated sketching and watercolor primer reveals how creating art can enhance any wilderness experience. With a skillful blend of inspiration and instruction, artist and naturalist Cathy Johnson offers personal anecdotes, exercises, and helpful tips to guide even first-time artists in using sketching and painting to deepen their understanding of the [...]

Beginner’s Guide: Pastel 1 (HT268)

In Pastel 1, Ken Goldman offers the perfect introduction to the exciting world of pastel painting! Inside, you will find an array of beautiful paintings that will inspire you to explore the medium further. The author covers a range of popular painting subjects as he introduces a number of basic art concepts [...]