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Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

“Featuring techniques for assemblage and surface alterations never before seen in a mixed-media art book (kit-bashing, wiring, egg-shell texture, casting and more), Altered Curiosities offers a new twist on a hot topic.

A fresh variety of projects (such as hair barrettes, jewelry, a drawer pull and a bird feeder) prove that artistic assemblage and collage [...]

The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: Techniques and Projects Featuring Transfers, Stamps, Stencils, Inks, Paints, Mediums, and More

Polymer clay has grown and grown and grown in popularity since the publication of Donna Kato’s best-selling The Art of Polymer Clay in 1997. And there have been so many technical advances, too. Now poly-diva Donna Kato presents an all-new look at one of crafters’ all-time favorite mediums. The Art Of Polymer Clay Surface Effects [...]

Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

Two very important things make this book stand out from the crowd of other collage, mixed-media and assemblage titles: the projects (full of oddities and the unexpected) and the techniques – several of which have never been published before. A common element of Jane Wynn’s style is to find an object, break it and put [...]

The Weekend Crafter: Rubber Stamp Carving: Techniques, Designs & Projects

“Thoroughly enjoyable….Encompasses carving essentials, tools, techniques, designs and projects—more than 20—all brought to life with colorful, close-up photographs….A comprehensive, full-featured resource on the art of carving rubber stamps…destined to be a cornerstone in many a stamper’s library.”—RubberStampMadness.

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Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World

With the breathtaking work of hundreds of artists on display throughout, this visually arresting volume showcases mosaics from all corners of the globe and teaches the skills needed to produce 15 beautiful pieces. The history of the art, tools and materials, and techniques come first: bases, adhesives, and grout; shaping and placing tesserae; practical [...]

Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects

Everyone loves handmade books–and these adorable mini volumes are generally easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some even require only folding and stapling. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. An invaluable illustrated stitch guide [...]

Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

Discover a curious world of assemblage with projects that have a story to tell!

Step inside Altered Curiosities, where a wisdom tooth gets its own shrine, a honeybee lights up the room and a taxidermy eye becomes the eye in the back of your head. As author Jane Wynn shares her unique approach [...]

Wire Art Jewelry Workshop: Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects

Discover all you need to know to make stunning wire jewelry in Wire Art Jewelry Workshop. Through best-selling author and designer Sharilyn Miller’s clear explanations and step-by-step photography, you’ll learn expert techniques to making jewelry that is truly a work of art.

Wire Art Jewelry Workshop is a comprehensive guide, filled with the basic [...]