Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media
Easy colored pencil techniques for your nature-inspired mixed-media collages!
Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage. You will learn all the basics you need to use colored pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, 17 collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings. Whether it’s feathers, butterflies, flowers or leaves, you’ll be inspired to look to mother nature for future projects!
28 lessons teach composition, design and colored pencil techniques
17 mixed-media projects
21 drawing templates to help you get started
Swedish Christmas Traditions: A Smorgasbord of Scandinavian Recipes, Crafts, and Other Holiday Delights
Here readers will learn how to bring those warm traditions into their own homes, wherever they live. Included are instructions to make mulled wine, homemade peanut brittle, red candied apples, crisp pepparkakor, lightly browned Swedish meatballs, candles, wreaths, and more. Each recipe and project are accompanied by beautiful full-color photographs. From fashioning centerpieces to baking delicious cookies to hand-making Christmas tree ornaments, this book will inspire readers to rediscover the joys of a Scandinavian Christmas.
Claire Sun-ok Choi
The Art of Paper Quilling: Designing Handcrafted Gifts and Cards
An exquisite paper art book featuring quilling techniques for cards and gifts.
With a focus on simple, elegant projects, the The Art of Paper Quilling offers paper crafters a complete technique guide along with step-by-step project ideas for making beautiful framed pieces, cards, gifts, and more. The designs are all built upon simple rolled coils of paper that when grouped together, form intricate flowers, graceful butterflies, and delicate scrollwork. Quilled designs can be framed or used to embellish greeting cards, books and journals, and many types of simple paper structures. Claire Sun-ok Choi is an expert paper artist who has influenced the revival of this fanciful art form with her inspiring exhibits and internationally known books.