Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog presents a collection of 35 creative projects that can brighten up the walls of any house. Decorating wood letters is a fun and simple project for the home, from a child's name in a bedroom to an uplifting message above the mantel. But how do you achieve the pin-worthy results of the stylists you see online? Enter Krista Aasen of The Happy Housie blog, whose crafting experiments with wood letters have been shared hundreds of thousands of times. In Creative Wood Letters, Aasen reveals unique ideas and techniques to craft beautifully decorated letters inspired by everything from nature to art using maps, vintage book pages, photo transfer, paper flowers, washi tape, succulents, driftwood, metallic paints, lights, and more. With a wide variety of styles from rustic and beachy to cute and sparkly, this book's wood letters are perfect for gracing the walls, shelves, and nooks of kitchens, bedrooms, and beyond.
People love their animals--and now they can capture each playful, adorable antic and turn it into a fun scrapbook with the help of this colorful volume. It's chock-full of creative ideas for every pet, including dogs, cats, critters, and even farm and zoo animals. The possibilites are endless with the lively pages featuring stamps, machine stitching, patterned paper, ribbon, beads, rub-ons, silk flowers tassels, tiles, a zipper pull--all the wonderful accessories that scrapbookers enjoy using. Find your inspiration in pages dedicated to "Couch Kitty" and "Three Little Kittens"; "Every Dog Has its Day" and "Puppy Pick-Up"; "Hamster Head"; and "Kissing Frogs." Special boxes offer tips on techniques, suggestions on thinking outside the scrapbook, and endearing animal quotations.
Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.
Preserve the magic of the winter holidays Celebrate the season by capturing special moments on film?from cherishing the warmth of family traditions to ringing in the excitement of the New Year. Scrapbooking Christmas Memories features hundreds of scrapbook pages, organizational ideas and more. You'll love using fresh page accents ideas or photo tips for the perfect finishing touch on favorite layouts of your loved ones. Glean inspiration from its pages for scrapbooking those priceless photographs from Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, and the New Year and make the magic of the season last forever.
Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from clever and humble personal accessories to unique and important large-scale works of art, including paper art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, and installations.
This is the authorized — and definitive — book on the history of such memorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, and all the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great Wallace Wood and company! Included are interviews with Woody’s creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved in the various Thunder Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examination of the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shocking truth behind the first super-hero to ever be “killed,” Menthor, the master of mental force! This exclusive book also features reams of rarely-seen or previous unpublished artwork, including a rare 28-page T-Agents story drawn by Paul Gulacy, unpublished stories by Gulacy, Paris Cullins, and others, all behind a Jerry Ordway cover. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
What do an old cigar box, a stack of used CDs, and a bunch of shopping bags have in common? To author Donna Downey they are all scrapbooks--yes, scrapbooks. As a contributing editor to Simple Scrapbooks magazine, Donna redefines traditional scrapbooking and inspires you to open your eyes to dozens of cool possibilities for celebrating life with pictures and written words. Presenting the best of her out of the box albums, journals, and photo displays, this step-by-step guide has more than 65 ways to capture your most meaningful memories. Most can be finished in an afternoon or so, and they invite frequent browsing. Set them out in your home or give them to family and friends. Either way, you're sure to hear, Wow! Is this a scrapbook? Yes, It's a Scrapbook! (Leisure Arts #4624)