Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for creating whimsical art in acrylic, watercolour, gold leaf, and more
Full of inspiration, easy instruction, gorgeous artwork, and myriad ideas for artists to explore, Creative Painting & Beyond is sure to bring out the artist in everyone. Learn how to create beautiful and whimsical artwork with Creative Painting & Beyond, a vibrant, interactive book packed with creative prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects. From canvas artwork and illustrated stationery to hand-stamped tea towels and intricate marbled paper, crafters will enjoy a variety of simple, fun, and colourful projects that make creative painting approachable for artists of any skill level. Leading the charge are several talented artists, who encourage artistic development through a series of painting prompts and exercises designed to get the creative juices flowing and inspire each reader's journey into painting with multiple mediums, including gold leaf and liquid gilding, acrylic, watercolor, and gouache. Artists will learn how to work with these fun mediums to create stationery, gifts, art projects, home decor, and more by following along with the simple step-by-step instructions, accompanied by beautiful full-colour photographs of the process and finished. Blank pages and interactive prompts invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own projects. Full of inspiration, easy instruction, gorgeous artwork, and myriad ideas for artists to explore, Creative Painting & Beyond is sure to bring out the artist in everyone.
Alix Adams is a blogger, event planner, and DIY enthusiast based out of the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. Alix runs A Ruffled Life (www.aruffledlife.com), a lifestyle and design blog all about crafting a handmade and heartfelt life. She also blogs for HGTV Design Blog, Home Depot, and The Neighborhood. Alix has a thriving online presence on Pinterest (2K followers), Instagram (5K followers), Facebook (585 likes), and Twitter (309 followers).Chelsea Foy is a DIY/lifestyle blogger; her blog, Lovely Indeed (www.lovelyindeed.com), focuses on a DIY lifestyle and all of the happiness that comes along with it. Chelsea and her DIY projects have been featured in Couch Magazine, The Etsy Blog, Creature Comforts, Brides, Elle, Huffington Post, and others. She maintains a prominent online presence on Pinterest (26K followers), Instagram (7K followers), Facebook (5K likes), and Twitter (3K followers).Gabri Kirkendall is a self-taught artist and designer who specializes in pen and ink, watercolor, and photography. She works out of her home studio in Tacoma, Washington, and has a thriving online shop at Etsy. Gabri is a contributing author to the forthcoming Creative Lettering & Beyond and has a growing online presence on Pinterest (700 followers) and Facebook (103 likes).
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