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Repurpose and upcycle your old books into things that are new, attractive and inspiring by following the tips and hints in Clare Youngs' book. There are 35 incredible projects to make including greetings cards, stationery, animals and display scenes.
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Clare celebrates how much typography and vintage artwork adds to projects and explains how book pages add colour, patterns and texture to her incredible designs: the illustrations in children's books add charm to papier-mache dolls, while maps and atlases are perfect for notebooks and greetings cards.
The designs all come with step-by-step instructions (plenty with illustrations) and make use of a variety of crafting techniques including quilling, collage and decoupage. It also includes a techniques section for first-time crafters.
It's as easy as A, B, C to bring a touch of typography into your home decorations.
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In this practical craft book, Clare Youngs offers 35 quirky and cool projects to make from inexpensive and easily sourced materials including recycled fruit crates and old T-shirts.
All the projects have accessible instructions and there's even a tools and techniques section to help you brush up your crafting skills, whatever letter you choose.
Create a fantastic world of delight with these 35 inspiring projects - all made from old books! Follow Clare Youngs' simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative book art projects. In the first chapter, Folding Books, get folding and make a beautiful bird, a sailor's knot and a shining star, they look impressive but are deceptively simple to make. In Chapter 2, Making Scenes, you will learn how to cut and glue splendid scenes such as tiny paper mushrooms and ferns under a glass bell jar, a fairytale castle and a tiger in the jungle, all of which would make great gifts, or just keep and display them all yourself! Chapter 3, Refashioned Pages, has ideas for transforming the pages cut from books - make greeting cards, a botanical print lampshade and hanging birds. All the projects have helpful step-by-step instructions and illustrations so all you need are a few old books and you are ready to start!
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A Year in Crafts is packed full of innovative projects that you'll really want to make. Be inspired with 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year. Whatever the time of year, whether you begin in January with a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organised, or in March when you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a colourful rag rug or a vintage handkerchief throw, you'll find plenty of inspiration in A Year in Crafts. In April get creative with your Easter table, and in May try some basic printing techniques for the pretty paper butterflies and moths. Get outdoors in July with the Mexican keep-it-cool bags and if you're going on holiday, why not make some retro luggage labels to stand out from the crowd? September has pretty paper folders and a painted pencil case to keep those back-to-school blues at bay. In October, it's time for Halloween, and you can celebrate with some glowing skull paper lanterns for your porch. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your presents now and you won't have to be in a rush at the last moment. Don't forget to make the tiny clog advent calendar, which will make the holiday season really special. Make a beautiful festive stag in the first week of December, and as it gets closer to the big day, take some time out to create some delicate silver-leaf pinecones for your dinner table. You'll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs' lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project in turn as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you'll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.
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Discover how to make creative, personal collages with advice, techniques and projects from craft author and graphic designer Clare Youngs. We are all born with an inner desire to express ourselves. Making collages, especially in the form of art journals, gives you an opportunity to express thoughts, feelings and wishes and to capture memories. It is a way of collating and putting thoughts in order. You can look back at filled pages with a real sense of accomplishment. Most of all it is fun! In Creative Collage, Clare Youngs reveals the secrets of collaging, one of her favourite crafts. Learn about the kinds of paper you can use, such as maps, tickets, photographs, typography and magazine pages, and how to add texture, use layering and make use of geometric designs. Some of Clare's amazing collages are included for inspiration, and she explains how she chose the materials and composition for each one. Clare then presents a collection of projects that offer unique ways to display your collages and even make 3-D collages, such as a decoupaged chest of drawers and a family photo wooden block house. Along with helpful prompts to give you ideas for collages, such as `something you saw on a walk' or `a happy memory', this book provides all you need to get started with this personal, expressive craft.
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Give fabric a new lease of life with one of these fantastically chic recycled bags. In today's modern, environmentally conscious society, with its emphasis on reusing and avoiding plastic bags, a practical bag has become an essential part of everyday life. However, practical doesn't have to mean boring, as any of the 35 fun and functional projects in this book show. Every bag is designed to make the most of the materials that are readily available and easily recyclable. Try turning a dish-towel into a smart shopper to carry all your groceries in, or use an old hessian sack to make a sassy bag to take to the gym. Reuse is at the heart of this book, as projects like the floral scrap tote bag and the patchwork weekend bag demonstrate, and you will soon be able to transform an old blanket or a few scraps of discarded clothing into a unique bag in no time at all. Each project comes complete with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions and there are designs suitable for all skill levels. You are certain to find the ideal bag for you or the perfect gift to give to friends and family.
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35 step-by-step art projects using paint and paper, for children aged 7+. My First Painting and Collage Book shows you different ways to make fabulous pictures you will be proud of. You'll find lots of ideas in Chapter 1, Printing Fun, from creative T-shirts and bags to gift wrap and bunting. Then have fun trying out the projects in Chapter 2, Ink, Paint, and Pastels, where you can get messy with the ink blot lion project, make striking 3-D cards, and create fabulous pictures such as the oil pastel owl. In Chapter 3, Beach and Vacation Art, you can make use of natural materials that you find while you're playing, such as driftwood and shells, plus have a go at the postcard project to send to your friends. Finally, use scraps of paper, photos and magazine pages in Chapter 4, Collages and Paper Pictures, for super creations, including a tissue paper peacock, robots and an impressive cityscape collage. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your artistic skills develop.
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