Don't Sweat it this Summer! Get Busy Crafting with Schiffer Publishing Do-it-Yourself Crafting Books
Stay out of the sun, and beat the heat with full-colored luxurious crafting books from Schiffer Publishing. This summer you can learn something new and create memories doing something besides playing video-games and watching TV.
Schiffer Publishing has countless fun crafting and DIY books to keep you and the kiddos busy all summer long! Develop your talents, create something beautiful and deepen your bonds with those you love by doing something together. What could be more wonderful than that? Below are some of my top favorites DIY books from Schiffer.
Making more from less is today’s trend in crafting, and renowned craft instructor Miriam Joy reveals the amazing design boost you can give your projects by using crayons as an economical source of wax. Try the 15 basic wax designs taught here, from circles to waves to flowers, and then combine them with your own creativity to turn your crafts—or everyday objects from the thrift shop or dollar store—into colorful and eye-catching works of art. The book covers the basic materials needed, the techniques, and the many types of surfaces to which wax can be applied, from wood to glass to felt. Then 11 “starter” projects help you discover the unlimited things you can transform with wax decorating, from a simple tile magnet to more advanced projects like a masquerade party mask, wall art, and a transformed old guitar. Bonus video links help you learn even more.
Brazilian Bracelets: Making Friendship Bracelets & More by Florence Bellot
If you love making meaningful gifts for friends or just desire a stylish accessory that doesn’t break the bank, this book is a must-have. Instructions for making Brazilian bracelets of various shapes and sizes are included, decorated with crosses, zigzags, diamonds, dots, and even fish, and adorned with beads and charms. In all, there are more than twenty projects and seventy-five different variations of bracelets, hair braids, and wraps shown, with step-by-step instructions. Intricate drawings, photos, and suggested color combinations guide you through the process. From quick and simple braids to more intensive and elaborate crisscross wraps, you may choose a creative path to follow or just let your imagination take over. Alter the suggested designs in order to make key chains, napkin rings, eyeglass straps, or even belt loops. Children and adults will enjoy creating new, exciting, and sometimes unexpected items. The necessary materials are inexpensive and easy to find.
Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step by Claire Travers
This photo-filled guide offers you all the information you need to begin the fascinating ancient art of illumination, and then to improve your skills. A short history of the art, including photos of some of the world’s great medieval masterpieces, gives you context, and then you’re introduced to the materials and basic techniques. First learn the proper ways of preparing your parchment, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color. Next, the five steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail. By learning to create friezes, detailed human faces, flourishes, creatures such as dragons and elephants, and much more, you’ll discover a skill that has crossed the centuries. Today, illumination can be used to add a special flair to diplomas, invitations, family trees, or a memorable event like a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary.
Painterly Days: The Woodland Watercoloring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice
A book of 25 woodland sketches printed on lovely watercolor paper invites artistic experimentation with only a brush and paint.
Painterly Days: The Pattern Watercoloring Book for Adults by Kristy Rice
A book of 25 pattern sketches printed on lovely watercolor paper invites artistic experimentation with only a brush and paint. Each page is double-sided, offering the opportunity to paint the same page in different ways. The author shares painting tips for each sketch and advice for discovering the artist within. Also included is a painting tutorial and handy color wheel. Each book is small enough to carry anywhere and simple to use. Creativity is an escape, and this book offers a delightful way to make art regardless of skill level.
The kitchen does not have to be a stressful place where you slave over meal preparation. Turn it into a fun, interactive venue using this cookbook designed for multiple cooks in the kitchen. Each of the 30+ recipes feature two sets of instructions: for each cook or each team of cooks. Complete a meal for two with two. Put your kids or your dinner guests to work by assigning them each to a cooking team. Along with detailed ingredients and instructions, each recipe features its own puzzle, riddle, or game (check the back of the book for the answers). Keep your kitchen active while preparing everything from fried salmon with spicy apples to chicken wings with French fries.
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