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Unique New Art Kits & Books For That Creative Person On Your Christmas List

 
Decorative Tile Art’s step-by-step projects showcase fun tile-decorating techniques for creating fluid, organic, and unique patterns that simulate stone, watercolor, and more—perfect for coasters or trivets.

Create beautiful tiles to use around the house as coasters, trivets, potted plant pads, or just as simple decorations. Decorative Tile Art has all the information you need to complete four tiles. You will learn techniques for creating patterns that simulate stone, watercolor, and many other intriguing materials—it's easier than you think. The 48-page guide book is fully illustrated, providing step-by-step instructions for 10 patterns and techniques, including:
  • When Alcohol Drops Meet a Tile
  • When Alcohol Spray Meets a Tile
  • A Striped Tile
  • A Field of Diagonal Circles
  • Using a Stencil Mask
  • A Subtle Blend of Layered Colors
  • A Geometric Pattern
  • A Southwestern Sunset
  • Shape Dissolve
  • Squiggly Line Work
Decorative Tile Art comes with instructions for 10 different projects, plus materials for four beautifully designed ceramic tiles. Not only that, but this all-inclusive kit also comes with felt feet to protect furniture and other fine finishes around the house.
 
Create your own works of watercolor art with ease—Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders includes pre-printed paper, paintbrushes, glue, and paints to get you started with this amazing technique.

Beautiful and flowing, there is nothing else that looks like a watercolor painting; but it is a difficult medium to master. Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders is a new way to use watercolor that even absolute beginners can do.

The Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders kit comes with everything you will need to get started, including four pre-printed watercolor sheets, two watercolor paintbrushes, white glue, and your own set of 12 watercolor paints.

The innovative techniques in Watercolor Glue-Resist Wonders will have you creating your own watercolor works of art right away. Outline the designs on the pre-printed template paper with the provided glue. Then, paint over the image with watercolor to add depth and dimension. Adults and children alike will be amazed at how the paint “resists” adhering to the glue to create a fun, lively effect.

You will love this unique approach to creating art with watercolor paints!
 
Wall Art: Geometric Origami invites you to blend origami and home decor. This instructional guide provides step-by-step instructions and plenty of colored origami paper to create stylish art for your walls.

Combine two of the hottest design trends—geometric art and paper craft—to create unique, stylish wall art for your home! Wall Art: Geometric Origami includes step-by-step instructions on how to create 10 home décor projects using simple origami folds.

You will also receive 50 sheets of colorful paper specially produced for creating origami, plus black twine to make two projects: Light and Shadow and Birds on a Wire. This specialty paper comes in a variety of colors to suit any color scheme. The initial folds are easy to execute, making this suitable for folders of any age and level of experience.

Once you’ve mastered the techniques, the possibilities for more advanced projects—on or off the wall—are unlimited!
 
 
Take a fresh look at an up-and-coming art medium with Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache!

Gouache paint has a long history, but it’s often associated with watercolor and multimedia art. Until now, that is! Trendy artists with large social-media followings are reinvigorating gouache, making this the ideal time to add this medium to your toolbox...or start your art journey with it!

Like the other books in the Anywhere, Anytime Art series, Gouache explores this medium in a portable, approachable, and contemporary way. Basic painting topics, such as tools and materials, techniques, and color theory, are presented in an easy-to-read, visual style. The subsequent step-by-step projects focus on various subjects that artists can find anywhere, whether they’re home or out and about. Artists can learn to paint their favorite things, including plants, flowers, cats, patterns, and more.

Anywhere, Anytime Art: Gouache is filled with vibrant, colorful artwork that’s sure to inspire any artist to give gouache a try and get out there and paint!
 
  
Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil makes colored pencils approachable and accessible. The author’s contemporary art style takes a fresh approach to colored-pencil artwork, which can be dry and traditional-looking. Anywhere, Anytime Art: Colored Pencil presents colored-pencil drawing in a youthful way, focusing on urban and suburban scenes as well as subjects from daily life.

Learn basic drawing topics like tools, materials, drawing techniques, and color theory, and then dive into helpful tips, hacks, and techniques for creating art while out and about. Step-by-step projects covering a variety of subjects, from campers and cafes to cats and cityscapes, make drawing with colored pencils quick, easy, and fun for artists of all skill levels.

Learn to be spontaneous with your artwork, and expand your artistic horizons!
 
 
Overflowing with drawing prompts and tips, Your Year in Art will invigorate beginning and practicing artists as they build skills, gain confidence, and overcome artistic anxiety. 

Leave your artistic anxiety behind with 52 weeks of hearty inspiration. Your Year in Art is a must-have guide to rouse your creative side. Designed for aspiring, beginning, and practicing artists looking to hone their skills, Your Year in Art is packed with unique projects and encouraging instruction.

The mission of Your Year in Art is to sharpen your art skills and quiet your inner critic by showing you how to draw habitually and spontaneously. As you build your craft, techniques, and confidence, this guide encourages you to create in a way that celebrates your individuality.

Fifty-two clever drawing prompts, along with tips and tricks, from expert illustrator Chelsea Ward will get your creative juices flowing. Weekly challenges include making a “self-portrait” by sketching things that describe you; practicing mark-making techniques like cross-hatching and stippling; filling a sketchbook page with drawings on a theme, like potted plants or fire hydrants; and adding water to ink drawings to practice wash techniques.

Join fellow artists in an exciting yearlong journey of developing creative habits and discovering new ways to express yourself.
 
 
Don't be intimidated by the prospect of daily creativity, Make Art Every Day is a 52-week planner filled with techniques and exercises to keep you on track! 

Visualize your creative goals with To Do: Make Art Every Day life planner, then make them a reality! This 52-week calendar and sticker set will be your guide as you learn about, plan for, engage in, and nurture your creative practice. Your art journey opens with guidance on basic hand lettering and writing techniques, mark-making in pencil, pen, and marker, working with color, and handling watercolor and acrylic paints.

The weekly format makes it easy to start your creative year at any time. Each week offers 2 to 3 mini-exercises, and basic art techniques, like drawing a simple flower or painting a landscape in watercolor. Plus, this motivational planner includes 500 stickers to encourage you to Take Quiet Time, Make an Art Date, and Explore Something New.

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