Artful Paper Clay

Author: Rogene Manas
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440341303
Format: PDF
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Discover an entirely fresh and fun approach for creating fine arts with paper clay.

Artful Paper Clay

Author: Rogene Manas
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440341443
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Create Beautiful Paintings With Dimension Forge a bold creative path by adding hand-sculpted elements to your two-dimensional work. Discover an entirely fresh and fun approach for creating fine art with paper clay, developed by artist and teacher Rogene Mañas. This all-new bas-relief art form combines air-drying clay, paint, collage and texture to build dimensional mixed-media works that pop right off the wall. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1: Working with Clay - Techniques and tips to begin working with clay in bas-relief, starting with the absolute basics. Includes 15 easy practice projects to work on cutting, shaping, sculpting and stamping. Part 2: Clay Work Projects - 5 full step-by-step clay-art project demos. Create your own art using Rogene's methods for composing, sculpting, placing and drying. Part 3: Finishing Techniques - Finish the 5 demonstrations from Part 2 with different painting, collage and mixed-media techniques. Part 4: Get Creative - Includes ideas for framing, practice patterns, creative exercises and additional three-dimensional art projects and gifts. Whether you're a seasoned sculptor or just starting out, Artful Paper Clay will teach you the skills necessary to craft complex and vivacious multi-dimensional masterpieces and paint them for gorgeous effect.

Mixed Media In Clay

Author: Darlene Olivia McElroy
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440340072
Format: PDF, Docs
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What can you do with clay? Anything you want. For all that you can make with it, clay is an artist's dream--the perfect way to add more "mix" to your mixed-media art. But if the baking and firing it usually requires aren't your thing, you've come to the right book! In Mixed Media in Clay you'll use this traditional medium in excitingly different ways (no oven or kiln needed), and we'll also explore a wide array of alternative clays and clay-like options (resin, plastic, paper mache, plaster and more, even homemade recipes) and the many surprising ways you can use them. Create jewelry beads or a large sculpture. Produce a print or a textural background for a painting. Cast a replica or a replacement part. Create art big and small. There's no limit what you can do with clay and its creative cousins! Darlene Olivia McElroy and Pat Chapman expertly guide the way with plenty of inspiration, ideas, techniques and troubleshooting tips. Inside you will find: 19 chapters covering printing, casting, molding, armatures, sculpting, pouring, dipping and more 12 types of clay and alternatives (including resin clay, paper mache, plaster, fiber paste and Critter Clay, powdered clay and more) plus recipes for six make-at-home clay mediums More than 130 techniques, more than 40 tips and countless project ideas Access to exclusive online content--4 full step-by step projects and even more tips and techniques So, what are you waiting for? Let your clay-play adventures begin!

English Country Paper Dolls

Author: Eileen Rudisill Miller
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486791823
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Inspired by a popular PBS series, this collection features 2 dolls and 30 sumptuously detailed outfits from the 1910 to '20s era. The opulent wardrobe of original, historically accurate designs includes ensembles for a cricket match and a flower show, a walk in the village and a party in London, a wedding and an excursion on the Orient Express, and a host of other occasions. A stately full-color scene on the book's inside covers provides an aristocratic setting for the dolls.

Paperclay

Author: Rosette Gault
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217595
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now firmly established in the ceramics world, paperclay is a vital part of the modern clay artist and potter's repertoire. The workability of this material allows expressive freedom and imagination at every stage in the creative process, from wet to dry. Paperclay, made with new or recycled paper, is remarkable for its flexibility, unfired strength, and the ease with which it can be repaired, and allows the creation of beautiful finished forms. Building on the immense success of her previous Ceramics Handbook Paper Clay, pioneering artist, researcher and teacher Rosette Gault (M.F.A.) explains how potters and clay sculptors can make, fire and use the material. In addition to the basics, she introduces more advanced techniques for building armatures, sculpting figures and making works for the wall. Packed throughout with photographs of inspiring works by a new generation of paperclay artists, Paperclay: Art and Practice is an essential introduction to the medium.

Creative Pilgrimage

Author: Jenny Doh
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1610581938
Format: PDF, Docs
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Join 14 very special artists on a Creative Pilgrimage as they share exciting projects that they teach through the various art retreat venues from across the nation. As they teach their special projects, we experience what it's like to learn from this celebrated cohort of talented artists. Hear their unique perspectives about the importance of teaching—a process where through sharing knowledge, they also gain knowledge and develop community. Featured artists include: —Alisa Burke —Julie Haymaker Thompson —Lisa Kaus —Mary Beth Shaw —Maya Donenfeld —Roxanne Padgett —Sarah Ahearn Bellemare —Stephanie Jones Rubiano —Tracie Lyn Huskamp —Heather Smith Jones —Carla Sonheim —Mati Rose McDonough —Alma Stoller —Flora Bowley Peppered throughout the book are snapshots that give us a glimpse of some of the most amazing art retreats from across the nation. They are: —Squam Art Workshops —The Makerie —Artfest —An Artful Journey —Artistic Bliss —Valley Ridge Art Studio —Art & Soul —Silver Bella You'll get a special behind-the-scenes look at these special gatherings from the unique points of view of the coordinators, students, and instructors alike. Take a leap of faith into your quest to learn, teach, grow, and create with Creative Pilgrimage!

Adventures in Bookbinding

Author: Jeannine Stein
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1592536875
Format: PDF
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"Each project in this book combines bookbinding with a specific craft such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay, and offer levels of expertise: basic, novice, and expert. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, and a unique binding technique, easy enough for a beginner to master. Each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have noknowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. For the quilter's book, for example, vintage quilt pieces become the covers so all that's needing in the binding. Or if you're interested in wool felting use an old sweater. This offers great opportunities for upcycling. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft - the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author hascreated the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity - the collaborative project. Since crafters often get involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show them yet another way to combine their skills. No other craft book offers the possibilities and challenges that Adventures in Bookbinding does. Readers will return to it again and again to find inspiration and ideas"--

The Cloth Paper Scissors Book

Author: Barbara Delaney
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1620331861
Format: PDF, Docs
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Find out where paint, paper, fabric, metal, and wax all come to play with this easy-to-download The Cloth Paper Scissors Book. Uncover the very best articles and projects from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Barbara Delaney, assistant editor for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, has assembled a gold mine of the top articles, hands-on art pieces, and mixed-media ideas for the first time ever. Explore the exciting worlds of collage, journaling, encaustic, printing, assemblage, metal work, and more. Discover how to make interesting fabric surface designs, keep a uniquely-you sketchbook, and transform a basic photograph into something unexpected. The only rule in this must-have mixed-media resource is that there are no rules. In addition to projects and techniques, the artists of The Cloth Paper Scissors Book elaborate on their favorite tools and mediums. Choosing and using just the right paint, fabric, paintbrush, glue, paper, wax, found object, and more is made easy for you with this light-hearted guide. The projects inside are suitable for many skill levels, with opportunities for every mixed-media enthusiast to have fun while enhancing their skills and adding a personal touch to their art. If you are new to mixed-media, you will love the accessible and easy-to-learn projects. And if you are already familiar with mixed-media and Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, you will love the convenience of owning so many great articles and art project ideas in one superb collection. With The Cloth Paper Scissors Book, you'll enjoy the advice and company of the best mixed-media artists in the convenience of your own home or while you're out and about!

The Art of Game Design

Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Collage Paint Draw

Author: Sue Pelletier
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 1440337144
Format: PDF, Docs
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Collage, paint and draw to explore a new side of mixed-media art and go off the beaten path! Celebrate the day-to-day journey of life as you create imaginative mixed-media projects. In Collage, Paint Draw, you will learn how to use heart-felt images as a starting point to jump into the world of mixed-media art, materials and techniques. Using symbols such as the heart, the home, a child's toy, and a vintage dress, you'll learn to try something (everything!) new. You'll learn how to use tools and materials in both traditional and creative ways and to make art that comes from the heart. Paint what you love & love what you paint! More than 30 techniques including drawing, painting, adding texture and more More than 40 diverse materials featured, from the everyday (pencils, paint, gel and texture mediums) to the unique (hardware store tapes and texture additive for paint, twine, wire and more) More than 30 mixed-media projects with simple, meaningful motifs