Learn how to create your first pieces of art with these 35 brilliant projects!
This book will show you all the different ways you can make fabulous pictures that you will be proud of. You’ll find lots of ideas in Pretty Prints—from using sponge cloths to bubble wrap and potatoes. Then have fun trying out the projects in Painting Fun, where you can get messy with the ink blot aliens and wet tissue paper pictures, and create fabulous pictures like the oil pastel owl. In Beach and Vacation Art, you can make use of natural materials that you find while you’re playing, such as driftwood and shells, plus have a go at the seagull postcards to send to your friends. Finally, use scraps of paper, photos, and magazine pages in Paper and Collage Art for super creations, including a photo collage that would be a great gift and homemade picture frames to display all your new pieces of art. All the projects are easy to follow with adorable artworks to guide you along the way; plus, each one has a grade so you can start with the easiest and then move on as your artistic skills develop.
Clare Youngs studied graphic design and has worked in packaging design, illustration, and book jacket design. Her other books include Folded Book Art, A Year in Crafts, Colour Yourself to Happiness, Book Art, Mobile Art, Wall Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, Letter Art, and Folk Art Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Kent, UK.