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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
Kyle Books

Catapults & Key Hooks

Geoffrey Fisher
Authors:
Geoffrey Fisher

Whether building a bee hotel or an insect house to help your garden's ecosystem thrive, crafting a catapult, whistle, skipping rope or cup and ball game to give away, or making a key hook or table brush to organise your home, the result of each will be entirely unique while also effortlessly stylish.All basic woodworking techniques are covered, plus Geoffrey also shows how best to prepare materials, including checking for disease, drying and stripping bark, and gives a detailed guide on your essential tool kit - what to have, how to handle your tools safely and how to maintain everything to the highest standard -meaning anyone can pick up Catapults & Key Hooks and dive straight into the world of Geoffrey's designs.

Ilex Press

My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse

Liana Jegers
Authors:
Liana Jegers

Henri Matisse is considered one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century with a unique vision that continues to inspire artists to this day. Guided by Matisse's innovative methods and wise words, this colourful book sets you a variety of tasks to complete on the page, and describes several techniques for you to attempt any way you please.My Art Teacher, Mr Matisse is the first in a delightful new series of master-led activity books where you will also discover the wisdom and expertise of Mr Picasso.

Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble

'I've discovered that going for a daily walk has become as essential to me feeling good for the rest of the day as that first cup of tea. But I would argue that all I am doing is responding to a natural need we all have. Humans have always been migrants, the physiological urge to be nomadic is deep-rooted in all of us and perhaps because of that our brains are stimulated by walking. I solve all sorts of problems, formulate ideas, work things out to that gentle rhythm of self-propelled movement.' - Kate HumbleThinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate's walking year - shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. Kate's inspiring narrative not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts her feelings and impressions throughout - capturing the perspectives that only a journey on foot allows - and shares the outcomes: a problem solved, a mood lifted, an idea or opportunity borne. As she explores the reasons why we walk, whether for creative energy, challenge and pleasure, or therapeutic benefits, Kate's reflections and insights will encourage, motivate and spur readers into action.Also featured are Kate's walks with others who have discovered the magical, soothing effect of putting one foot in front of the other - the artist who walks to find inspiration for his next painting; the man who takes people battling with addiction to climb mountains; the woman who walked every footpath in Wales (3,700 miles) when she discovered she had cancer.This book will inspire you to change your perspective by applying walking to your daily endeavours.

Ilex Press

Fast Art

Bev Speight
Authors:
Bev Speight

Everyone can be an artist!Discover 30 fast and fun art projects that anyone can do. You don't need specialist equipment or experience -- you'll be amazed how easy it is to create eye-popping artworks with just the everyday stuff you have to hand! Every idea in this book presents a different challenge to stimulate and inspire you. Experiment more, look beyond the obvious, and most of all enjoy yourself while making great art.

Aster

Happy by Design

Victoria Harrison
Authors:
Victoria Harrison

Happy by Design teaches us how we can actively improve our health and wellbeing through the way we design our living spaces. From the paint colour that's been named the happiest, to the science of getting a good night's sleep, Happy by Design offers bite-sized and affordable design ideas that are accessible to all, from a young renter in an urban apartment to a busy family in their own home.By quizzing experts from NASA scientists to colour gurus, Victoria Harrison has devised a Happy Home Programme to help everyone transform their living spaces and put wellbeing at the heart of their homes. With fun and easy ideas for each room in the home, the programme is easy to follow and packed with tips and inspiration to help everyone live the happiest life possible.

Ilex Press

Cute Kawaii Doodles

Sarah Alberto
Authors:
Sarah Alberto
Aster

Shinrin-yoku

Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Authors:
Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.

Ilex Press

Palette

Alexandra Loske
Authors:
Alexandra Loske
Mitchell Beazley

RHS Miniature Garden Grower

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

For the miniature garden grower, lack of space is not a problem. Who needs a large garden when a landscape can be created in a single pot, or an entire ecosystem in a glass terrarium? In fact, you don't need a garden or any kind of outdoor space at all!RHS Miniature Garden Grower shows you how to create tiny gardens that bring big rewards. The projects are divided into five styles. Each one starts with the basic principles behind that style of garden, and a few snippets of simple plant science back up the easy-to-follow practical advice..You don't need a lot of square footage to create beautiful green spaces. These teeny-tiny gardens take very little time to plant and are a great option for a rainy-day activity. Many have the added advantage of being instantly complete and mature, making them great gifts and inspiration for gardeners of all ages.

Kyle Books

Reset your Gut

Robyn Youkilis
Authors:
Robyn Youkilis
Ilex Press

Forty Ways to Write I Love You

Lana Hughes
Authors:
Lana Hughes
Ilex Press

National Gallery Spot-The-Difference

Study world-famous works from an iconic collection like never before. Inspired by the National Gallery's best-loved paintings, find 40 fun and challenging visual puzzles that traverse art history with the likes of Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt and Renoir. Lose yourself in moody seascapes, poignant portraits, bustling markets and mythical scenes. Test your brain, artistic understanding and knowledge with this rewarding, detail-driven and witty collection.

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.

Aster

The Low-FODMAP Recipe Book

Lucy Whigham
Authors:
Lucy Whigham

This book demystifies the low-FODMAP diet and provides 125 tasty and delicious recipes for a happy gut. Written by a specialist gut dietitian, Lucy Whigham, M Nutr Diet SRD, The Low-FODMAP Recipe Book can help you to take control of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional bowel disorder and digestive distress, and can also help those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease and functional symptoms following gastrointestinal surgery. An expert in the low-FODMAP diet and gut disorders, Lucy will help you to understand more about the way your gut functions and what is contributing to your symptoms. FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are naturally occurring sugars that are found in a wide range of everyday foods. They are difficult to digest and cannot be completely absorbed by the body - instead they are fermented by bacteria in our gut, causing excessive wind, bloating, pain, abdominal distension, cramping, stomach gurglings, diarrhoea and frequent bowel motions. The low-FODMAP diet: Is the most successful diet for bringing relief to sufferers of IBS. Has been medically proven in rigorous clinical trials to help identify food intolerances and improve symptoms in up to 75 per cent of people with IBS. Is quickly becoming an essential treatment for people with a sensitive gut. Can help in the management of a wide range of stomach troubles and gastrointestinal discomfort. This book is an easy guide to why and how the low-FODMAP diet can help, and includes tables of what foods need to be avoided for the elimination phase and beyond. Empower yourself with the knowledge of exactly which foods cause you problems, putting you in the driving seat and letting you control your symptoms rather than have them control you.

Hamlyn

The Puppy Bible

Alison Smith, Claire Arrowsmith
Authors:
Alison Smith, Claire Arrowsmith

Comprehensive and simple to use, The Puppy Bible is uniquely structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet.The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. The front section is cross-referenced with expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care, including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as troubleshooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare.Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.

Ilex Press

If You're Bored With WATERCOLOUR Read This Book

Veronica Ballart Lilja
Authors:
Veronica Ballart Lilja
Mitchell Beazley

Creative Vegetable Gardening

Joy Larkcom
Authors:
Joy Larkcom

Joy Larkcom believes passionately that a vegetable garden, whatever its size, can be as beautiful as a conventional garden of flowers and shrubs. In Creative Vegetable Gardening she shows how the principles of good design can be applied to a kitchen plot and how to use the vibrant textures, colours, and forms of vegetables, herbs and fruit to create glorious effects and intriguing patterns without jeopardizing their productivity. Inspirational colour photographs of potagers and kitchen plots capture the essence of the creative approach to vegetable growing. Techniques are described in clear stages and illustrated with full-colour step-by-step artworks, while an A-Z directory includes more than 150 edible plants with key facts on their cultivation, supplemented with ideas on how to grow them to maximum ornamental effect. Beautifully illustrated, intricate plans of five types of potager - formal, informal, small, urban and winter - add to the wealth of inspirational information.

Gaia

The Little Book of Gratitude

Dr Robert A Emmons PhD
Authors:
Dr Robert A Emmons PhD

Gratitude is the simple, scientifically proven way to increase happiness and encourage greater joy, love, peace, and optimism into our lives.Through easy practices, such as keeping a daily gratitude journal, writing letters of thanks, and meditating on the good we have received, we can improve our health and wellbeing, enhance our relationships, encourage healthy sleep, and heighten feelings of connectedness.Easily accessible and available to everyone, the practice of gratitude will benefit every area of your life and generate a positive ripple effect.This beautiful book, written by Dr Robert A Emmons, Professor of Psychology at UC Davis, California, discusses the benefits of gratitude and teaches easy techniques to foster gratitude every day.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS The Little Book of Bonsai

Malcolm Hughes, Kath Hughes
Authors:
Malcolm Hughes, Kath Hughes

The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniature trees. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai really isn't as hard as most people think. In fact, they are no more difficult to look after than other pot plants, and easier than many. This book makes the job even easier by breaking down the subject into three clear sections: Getting Started, Ongoing Care and Species Profiles. Jargon-free text and dozens of photographs and diagrams make this the ideal guide for complete novices, as well as a handy companion for more experienced growers. Whether you want to grow from seed or source an established plant, everything you need to know is contained in this guide, which, like bonsai themselves, is small but perfectly formed.

Ilex Press

The Photographer's Eye

Michael Freeman
Authors:
Michael Freeman