Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their new-found knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success.
One of the most common of materials, paper transcends the ordinary when it is handmade. Paper give step-by-step instructions for making recycled and plant-fibre papers, plus more than 20 projects, including books, stationery folders and envelopes.
A gorgeous array of handmade cards to suit all ages and occasions. Create a variety of eye-catching cards for every celebration with a range of clever papercraft techniques. Cardmaking techniques – Clear illustrated instructions guide you through each technique, from decoupage and paper weaving to working with shrink plastic, vellum and acetate. Use peel-off stickers, rubber stamps, punches and embellishments to make professional-looking cards for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, Christmas and more! Design inspiration Continue reading
Wondering what materials you need to get started and how you can add color and sizing, increase the paper’s strength with natural fibers, work with molds or create textures using a dizzying array of techniques? If you’ve got the questions, we’ve got the answers. As you learn to create interesting effects and styles of paper, you’ll also complete magnificent projects, including greeting cards, a watermarked lampshade, a lovely and delicate Chinese-style hanging scroll, and more.
With this latest book, MaryJo McGraw brings the hottest scrapbooking techniques to the world of handcrafted cards and makes it fun and easy for papercrafters and scrapbookers to: Work with stunning 3D embellishments to craft more creative cards; Make 26 step-by-step projects with more than 40 variations; Use the line drawings included with each design to re-create the look with materials they have on hand; Even beginners will find success with a “Getting Started” section covering all the basic materials and techniques.
Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces
Even if you’re an absolute beginner, you can render strikingly realistic faces and self-portraits! Instructor and FBI-trained artist Carrie Stuart Parks makes it simple with foolproof step-by-step instructions that are fun and easy to follow. You’ll quickly begin to: