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Instant Expert Paint Effects

  • Hardback
  • £12.99

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  • ISBN: 9781840727029
  • Publication date: 29 Sep 2005
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Ilex Press

Forty Ways to Write I Love You

Alannah Hughes
Authors:
Alannah Hughes

For globe-trotting romancers and lovers of hand lettering the world over, this is an activity book like no other. Expert letterer, Lana Hughes, has created 40 unique and beautiful designs of the heart-filling words 'I love you' but with one major difference - they are each written in a different language. The designs can be copied on the opposite page in the colour and medium of your choice, and if you need a little more help with technique, each 'I love you' is accompanied by a lesson in cool lettering style which can also be practiced in the book. Lana uses felt tips, marker pens and coloured pencils to create her vivid designs, so there is something for all budding letterers - and romantics.

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Authors:
Alexandra Loske
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Ilex Press

The Photographer's Eye Remastered 10th Anniversary

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman

With a completely refreshed look to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Michael Freeman's iconic bestseller, The Photographer's Eye, has never looked better.Design is the single most important factor in creating a successful photograph. The ability to see the potential for a strong picture and then organize the graphic elements into an effective, compelling composition has always been one of the key skills in making photographs. Of course, digital photography has brought a new, exciting aspect to design first because the instant feedback from a digital camera allows immediate appraisal and improvement; and second because image-editing tools make it possible to alter and enhance the design after the shutter has been pressed. This has had a profound effect on the way digital photographers take pictures. The Photographers Eye shows how anyone can develop an eye for seeing great digital photos. The book explores all the traditional approaches to composition and design, but crucially, it also addresses the new digital technique of shooting in the knowledge that a picture will later be edited, manipulated, or montaged to result in a final image that may be very different from the one seen in the viewfinder.

Ilex Press

Make Great Art on Your iPad

Alison Jardine
Authors:
Alison Jardine

You don't have to be an artist to achieve great results on your iPad, and this refreshingly accessible book is perfect for skilled artists and creative wannabes alike. Alongside the step-by-step projects that teach the fundamentals of digital painting, there are also some easy and fun artistic tricks that anyone can try. Tutorials include - What Would Bansky Do?- Find Your Inner Urban Artist- The 30-Second Portrait Portrait- The Purrrfect Cat - Five Easy Art Hacks - The Not-So-Still Life. You'll master the most popular art apps, and you will learn new painting and drawing skills along the way.

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The Upholsterer's Handbook

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Authors:
Nicole Fulton, Stuart Weston

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Hamlyn

The Puppy Bible

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Authors:
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Veronica Ballart Lilja
Authors:
Veronica Ballart Lilja

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RHS Gardening for Mindfulness

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell
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Awesome Nails

Janelle Estep
Authors:
Janelle Estep

Perfect for anyone who wants to create nail art with personality, Awesome Nails provides more than 40 designs for nail decals you can print at home. Clear, photographic step-by-step tutorials show you how to apply the designs, and you can also download, scan, colour in or trace to customize and make your own. Two pages of ready-to-wear nail stickers mean that you can get started straight away. YouTuber Janelle Estep shares stylish templates to customize and print, from cute paw prints to magic unicorns. All you need is some craft decal paper and a desktop printer. She provides simple instructions for applying studs, jewels, glitter and special-effect polish techniques to take your nail art to the next level. With mess-free salon tricks at your fingertips, Awesome Nails will help you create perfect nail art for every outfit and occasion.

Mitchell Beazley

Creative Vegetable Gardening

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Authors:
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Vintage Fashion & Couture

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Authors:
Kerry Taylor
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Authors:
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You have the artistic talent, but do you know how to make a success of it? The thing they don't teach you in art school is just how active and engaged you need to be; you'll have to become your own finance, business and marketing manager, as well as a researcher, curator and administrator. What They Didn't Teach You in Art School is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, and the perfect springboard for aspiring artists who haven't yet given up the day job. The book provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the opportunity to nurture your true talent.

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Guy Barter
Authors:
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Ilex Press

Masterpiece Spot the Difference

Ilex Press

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John Neel
Authors:
John Neel

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The Little Book of Gratitude

Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Authors:
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Authors:
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Anna Spiro
Authors:
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