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Review: Extraordinary Hand Lettering by Doris Wai

I recently met Doris and bought her book Extraordinary Hand Lettering. This book teaches you the tools you need and tips for lettering on a variety of materials: wood, glass, chalkboards… She talks a bit about writing and laying out a design, but the book is more about creating items for home decor, parties and […]

Acrylic Color Explorations By Chris Cozen

In this video I am showing you the Acrylic Color Explorations book by Chris Cozen. If you use Acrylic Paint you will want to pick up this book. There are so many great blending techniques throughout the book. In the video I make a version of the card above using Red, Blue, Yellow and White […]

Ep. 1094 – Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs & Giveaway!

Today I am sharing Parchment and Old Lace by Laura Childs. This is the latest instalment of her Scrapbooking Mysteries. Carmella is back and low and behold she is there when a dead body has been found, and guess what – she knows who it is!! So she decides to help solve the mystery. Who […]

Ep. 1074 – Pencil Magic Book & Technique

Today I am showing you the Pencil Magic Book by Marie Browning, distributed by Design Originals. This book is full of techniques using graphite pencils and coloured pencils. It teaches you tips for shading, crosshatching, drawing with lines and more! In the video I show you the Zero Drawing technique. Check out Pencil Magic at […]

Ep. 1071 – The Art of Mistakes

Today I am showing you the book The Art of Mistakes by Melanie Rothschild. The tag line of the book is: Unexpected Painting Techniques and the Practice of Creative Thinking. Throughout the book there are a lot of words for thought and creative inspiration, and then at the back of the book you will find […]

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