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It’s always great to receive arts & crafts books from The Quarto Group. As much as I love books, I should have become a librarian. When I was a child I spent my summer vacations at the local library where my mother worked. I never get tired of reading new books. The Quarto Group publishes great books and I am always excited to see what they have in their design, arts & crafts selection. You and your child will be occupied for countless hours creating with these awesome arts & crafts books: Crafting Cute: Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way, The Art of Pouring, and Draw 62 Characters and Make Them Cute: Step-By-Step Drawing for Figures and Personality.
Crafting Cute: Polymer Clay the Kawaii Way by Dani Banani
Brighten up your life with these cute, colorful, clay characters! Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy ship Funusual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these fantastically fun projects. Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging from small trinkets to larger home accessories.
Just as you’ve seen your favorite online artists do, now you can learn to make your own fluid art with this book. Featuring popular YouTube artist Amanda VanEver’s easy step-by-step projects, practical tips, and beautiful textured art, this book will make an expert out of anyone.Featured inside are the many techniques for making poured art, including swiping, dipping, pulling, hammering, pouring through a colander, and many more. They’ve also included a chapter on tools and materials, including affordable, reusable options for items to help you create poured art; instructions for how to choose paint colors to create eye-catching mixtures; full-page artwork; tips for creating the paint consistency that you want; and instructions for keeping your work area clean.
Explore the boundaries of character drawing and build your design skills while following the step-by-step illustrations of Draw 63 Characters and Make Them Cute.Beloved illustrator and instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on an imaginative journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw 62 unique characters and make them cute! On the left hand page, follow along with the steps as each character is developed form simple shapes to identifying marks. On the right hand page, you will find several other variations that show the personal flair of your characters.