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Crafting A Colorful Home

Author : Kristin Nicholas
ISBN : 9781611801293
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 34.11 MB
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Knit, stitch, and paint your way to a more colorful and happy home with color expert and crafter Kristin Nicholas. Learn how to make your home sing through handmade crafts and a bold use of color. Kristin Nicholas, color expert and all-around master crafter, shares her secrets to selecting colors and patterns and explores the variety of crafts and decorating touches that have made her home so unique. Going room by room, Kristin uses her own 1751 farmhouse as a leaping-off point for craft projects perfect for every space. You'll find a range of step-by-step projects to make your home cozy and bright, including knit pillows, embroidered curtains, crocheted blankets, and painted lampshades. Along the way, Kristin also shares DIY techniques on refinishing furniture, faux finishing walls, mural painting, and recycling wool clothes. Full of inspiration, and with vibrant photographs throughout, this is a complete guide to creating a home that reflects your own handmade style.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Crafting With Alcohol Inks

Author : Allison Murray
ISBN : 9781612436548
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 29.39 MB
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CREATIVE DESIGNS FOR ONE-OF-A-KIND, COLORFUL PROJECTS USING VERSATILE AND AFFORDABLE ALCOHOL INKS With alcohol inks, you can add a dazzling design to just about anything. Packed with step-by-step photos, Crafting with Alcohol Inks shows how to add your personal decorative touch to everything from home decor to heart-felt gifts, including: • Etched-Top Wooden Jewelry Box • Monogram Pallet Art • Paper-Textured Table Drawers • Independence Day Suncatchers • Embossed Metal • Christmas Ornaments • Tile Coaster Set • Galaxy Ombre Sneakers • And many more!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Crafting The Considerate House

Author : David Gerstel
ISBN : 9780982670958
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 46.19 MB
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Crafting the Considerate House tells the story of designing and building a home for our times-one that is mindful of both environmental and dollar costs, yet responsive to our needs and wants. In his fast moving narrative David Gerstel - a highly skilled builder and an author with several admired books that have enjoyed strong sales for decades to his credit - involves the reader in the challenge and excitement of creating a house that is highly energy efficient, healthy, and a pleasure to live in. You experience the project up close from the first imaginings through the final construction of interior finishes. You meet and share in the camaraderie of the remarkable craftspeople who worked alongside the author. Even as you are entertained by the lively and thoughtful chronicle, you are educated in the crafting of a sturdy, dollarwise, and striking home.
Category: House & Home

Crafting A Magical Life

Author : Carol Holaday
ISBN : 9781844099566
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 20.55 MB
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Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys--including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology--help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Unofficial Guide To Crafting The World Of Harry Potter

Author : Jamie Harrington
ISBN : 9781440595059
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 83.38 MB
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Charming crafts even Muggles can make! You won't need alchemy or a magic wand to make these magical projects inspired by the world of Harry Potter. With a little Hogwarts creativity and the step-by-step guidance of this spellbinding book, you'll be able to transfigurate simple supplies and things around the house into everything from Remembrall Rings to Butterbeer Lip Balm to Nargles for your front lawn. You'll be as busy as Mrs. Weasley knitting her Christmas sweaters as you dive into dozens of Potterific projects. Relive the excitement of Harry's adventures with these genius crafts. Drop some homemade Pgymy Puff Bath Fizzies into the tub and pretend you're Moaning Myrtle. Keep memories of the Quidditch pitch close with your very own Golden Snitch Necklace. Or show off the Sorting Hat's selection with a House Colors Tie-Dye Shirt. Accio, crafting supplies--it's time for some wonderful wizardly fun!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Crafting Digital Media

Author : Daniel James
ISBN : 9781430218883
Genre : Computers
File Size : 80.58 MB
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Open source software, also known as free software, now offers a creative platform with world-class programs. Just ask the people who have completed high-quality projects or developed popular web 2.0 sites using open source desktop applications. This phenomenon is no longer underground or restricted to techies—there have been more than 61 million downloads of the Audacity audio editor and more than 60 million downloads of the GIMP for Windows photographic tool from alone. Crafting Digital Media is your foundation course in photographic manipulation, illustration, animation, 3D modelling, publishing, recording audio and making music, DJ’ing, mixing and mastering audio CDs, video editing and web content delivery. Every technique described in the book can be achieved on GNU/Linux, but many of the applications covered run on Windows and Mac OS X as well. New to GNU/Linux and a little daunted? Don’t worry—there’s a step-by-step tutorial on Ubuntu for either temporary use or permanent installation. If you are a creative type who wants to get started with open source software or an existing GNU/Linux user looking to explore this category of programs, this is the book for you! Realize your own personal projects and creative ambitions with the tools this book will place at your fingertips.
Category: Computers

Rock Art Painting And Crafting With The Humble Pebble

Author : Denise Scicluna
ISBN : 9781438068022
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 22.78 MB
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Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking--how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination. In Rock Art!, visual artist Denise Scicluna provides inspiration and advice for rocking our artsy side with: Tips for finding and identifying rocks and preparing them for paint ;techniques for creating the perfect rock from polymer clay; a guide to gathering tools, from paint, pencils, and brushes to wood filler and varnish. Dozens of projects for bringing pebbles to life with personality and style .Simple, step-by-step instructions, and more than 250 full-color illustrations that practically pop off the page make this fun and unusual book perfect for crafters of all ages.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Making Transparent Soap

Author : Catherine Failor
ISBN : 9781612122625
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20.55 MB
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With basic ingredients and standard kitchen tools you can craft your own transparent soaps that are milder, richer, and creamier than any commercial product. Eschewing complex methods and expensive equipment, Catherine Failor uses a simple, dependable process that makes beautiful transparent soaps every time. Failor’s easy-to-follow photographic instructions are accompanied by proven recipes and plenty of suggestions for colorful and sweet-smelling variations. You’ll soon be creating your own signature soap blends that deliver refreshing scents and are gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Color Made Easy

Author : Misti Tracy
ISBN : 1599780070
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 33.83 MB
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Misti Tracy teaches the crafter to match colors to the mood of their project, rather than the usual lessons about complementary hues and the color wheel.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies