30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity

Author: F. Sehnaz Bac

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486818705

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 1637

Transform ordinary stones into colorful works of art. Full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions for creating 30 different themes: trees, flowers, animals, mandalas, geometric patterns, marine and holiday motifs, more.
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50 Inspirational Designs to Paint

Author: Natasha Alexander

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250134749

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 9925

"Mandala stones are meditative symbols that are created by painting smooth river rocks with intricate patterns of dots. The art and practice of creating the mandala is a form of meditation, a soothing ritual that allows the painter to express their creativity and find a sense of calmness. Featuring 50 stunning patterns ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced, Mandala Stones is the perfect introduction to the art of mandala painting. All of the designs in the book, including the most complex, are created by combining simple dots of color, so even inexperienced artists will be able to enjoy the calming, meditative process of painting. The book begins with a thorough explanation of the tools and techniques involved, and each design is clearly explained and beautifully photographed. From simple patterns of concentric circles to ornate mandalas based on the Fibonacci sequence, the concise and easy-to-follow directions and templates in Mandala Stones will have you crafting and painting your way to a calmer, more peaceful you in no time."--provided by Amazon.com.
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52 Mandala Designs to Inspire Your Spirit

Author: F. Sehnaz Bac

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486828527

Category:

Page: 128

View: 7717

Crafters can relish a new project every week with this full-color guide. Offering a wealth of inspirational and meditative themes, the book presents 52 weekly words -- relax, tranquil, spirit, dream, believe -- accompanied by a radiant mandala design.
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Author: Geneviève Ploquin

Publisher: Search PressLtd

ISBN: 9780855328641

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 48

View: 9300

Create your own original characters - animals, birds, fish and flowers. The book features over 150 unusual, imaginative and amusing ideas. The motifs and drawings can be copied and transferred on to your painting surface.
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Author: Denise Scicluna

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068026

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1872

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.
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Techniques, Projects, and Ideas for Everyone

Author: Lin Wellford

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1631582968

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 8356

New painters wanted! No experience is necessary with Lin Wellford’s instruction. Thousands have already discovered the thrill of turning rocks into works of art through Wellford’s easy-to-follow tips. Her bestselling books have helped to awaken interest in modern rock painting. The Art of Rock Painting offers a variety of easy projects designed to introduce basic painting techniques yet still appeal to seasoned painters. These projects include instructions to create: Butterflies Fruit Cats Dogs Flowers And more! Grab a brush, find a stone, and get ready to rock! Experience the magic of this fun and exciting art activity.
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Author: Lin Wellford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581803914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

View: 9655

Provides instructions for making cars, flowers, dinosaurs, food, and more from painted rocks.
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Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones

Author: Samantha Sarles

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781565239456

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6217

"A guide to how to decorate rocks, utilizing a variety of decorative mediums and articles. Meant for both novices as well as experienced crafters, including a segment on projects to share with children"--
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Author: Lin Wellford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626540958

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

View: 5865

Painting rocks, one of the oldest art forms, dates back to prehistoric cave painting, and Lin Wellford provides a fresh approach to this ancient practice. In "Painting More Animals on Rocks," you will learn how to incorporate the shape and dimensions of tumbled rocks to create stunning crafts. In her previous books, Lin Wellford has introduced thousands of people to the unique magic of transforming ordinary rocks into imaginative works of art. The fun continues in this book as Lin takes you through over ten more acrylic painting projects. Just follow the step-by-step instructions to create an assortment of livestock, forest critters, and even arctic animals. With easy-to-follow photos and simple line drawings that you can copy onto your rocks, "Painting More Animals on Rocks" makes rock painting more accessible than ever. With Lin's inspiring guidance, you will begin to see creative possibilities in rocks and even discover hidden talents within yourself. So what are you waiting for? Grab a paint brush (and a rock) and have more fun Lin Wellford began painting rocks when she moved to the Arkansas Ozarks in 1978. Since then, she has painted thousands of designs on rocks, and in her collection of books, she strives to inspire others to get in touch with their creative abilities. Lin has taught rock painting classes nationwide and has presented her work on national-network shows and local news programs. Her work has also been featured in an assortment of magazines, including "Ranger Rick," "Painting Magazine," "Family Circle," and "Woman's Day."
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Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Cherry Lake

ISBN: 1610805666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3265

Learn how to paint rocks in interesting designs with these fun activities.
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Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity

Author: Erik Wahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399564225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4051

We’ve been conditioned to think about creative genius as a dichotomy: dreamers versus doers, creativity versus discipline, the spark versus the grind. But what if we’re wrong? What if it’s the spark and the grind? We love people whose creative genius arrives in sudden sparks of inspiration. Think of Archimedes in his bathtub or Newton under his apple tree. But we also admire people who work incredibly hard and long for their creative breakthroughs. Think of Edison in his lab, grinding through hundreds of failed variations on the lightbulb. We remember his words in tough times: “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration.” Now Erik Wahl, a visual artist, speaker, and entre­preneur, helps us unite the yin and yang of creativity— the dynamic new ideas with the dogged effort. He shows why we won’t get far if we rely on the spark without the grind, or the grind without the spark. What the world really needs are the creators who can hold the two in balance. Fortunately, it’s possible to get good at both, as Wahl knows from experience. After his corporate career sud­denly ended, he pursued a spark—to paint photorealistic portraits—and ground it out until he got good enough to make very good art very quickly. That’s the basis of his riveting live shows, which have captivated skeptical audiences who never expected to be inspired by art—and taught them to embrace creativity in a whole new way. This book offers surprising insights and practical advice about how to fan the sparks and make the grind more productive. Wahl deftly synthesizes the wisdom of other artists, philosophers, scientists, and business visionaries throughout history, along with his own views. Here’s how he sums up his approach: The world needs people who enjoy swimming in ideas until they discover a great one. The world also needs doers who have a gift for activation, a.k.a. “getting s*** done.” But the most potent individual creators in any industry or environment have learned how to be both. They’ve learned how to spark their grind and they’ve learned how to grind their sparks. As a result, they not only make things happen, they make great things. If you want to ensure constant creativity in your life and produce your most innovative work—this is your guide.
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Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity

Author: Jean Van't Hul

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 5591

Provides over sixty art projects for children designed to inspire creativity and imagination, including creating artful envelopes, tracing shadow shapes, and making collage frames.
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Author: Diana Fisher

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 9781936309313

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3944

Introduces the materials and techniques of rock painting and includes step-by-step demonstrations.
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How to Draw, Paint and Color Expressive Mandala Art

Author: Kathryn Costa

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440344206

Category: Mandala in art

Page: 144

View: 1059

Relax, create and connect with mandala art! Simply put, a mandala is a circle with a design in the center, but psychologists and spiritual leaders have used mandalas as a tool for self-reflection and self-exploration through the ages; they have intrigued cultures around the world, from Celtic spirals and Indian mehndi to medieval church labyrinths. And now it's your turn. If you can write the alphabet, you can create beautiful and expressive mandalas! Journey with 100 Mandalas Challenge creator Kathryn Costa to create spontaneous and spirited mandala art.
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Painting Projects for Rocks of Any Kind You Can Find

Author: Wellford Lin

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1631582976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8379

Are you ready to rock? With this book, you can create amazing creatures, incredible toys, and wild gifts for your friends and family. All it takes is some paint, a few rocks, and your imagination! Easy-to-follow instructions from rock painting expert Lin Wellford will teach you how to create: Rockasaurs Stone buildings Rockburgers and other fun foods Flowers Teddy bears And other awesome rock projects perfect for decorating any space! Also included are tips and tricks to make your rocks into masterpieces! You’ll learn how to draw each design on a rock with a pencil, then paint the details in whatever colors you choose. You can make each project look just like the real thing or as wild and wacky as you prefer. The choice is yours—and so is the fun!
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Author: Denise Scicluna

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782211839

Category: Stone painting

Page: 128

View: 4698

Denise Scicula shows techniques for painting eccentric art on rocks. Create Scottish terriers, houses, happy faces, bugs, daisies, moons, stars, feathers, starships, bees, peapods and much more.
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Author: Klutz Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781338264678

Category:

Page: 40

View: 4104

Transform ordinary, humble rocks into authentic art. This rock-painting kit features full-colour photography and instructions for more than 70 designs. Comes with eight acrylic paints, one paint brush, five pairs of googly eyes and one river-smooth rock, 30 million years in the making.
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Author: Lin Wellford

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9780891345725

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1110

This book holds a mountain of fun for rock artists of all ages! With the instructions inside, creating these critters is as easy as picking up a rock!
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