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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Crafter : Publications

Get your crafter publications this Christmas! Check out's large range of books and magazines here, including adult coloring books.

This is the ideal book for people who love Tim Holtz's unique style. Tim feels that everyone is creative, and shares his thoughts and ideas to help you discover your own creativity. You'll find ideas on all things idea-ology, as well as techniques for using many of Tim's favorite Ranger products. Who wouldn't want to explore a compendium (compilation) of Tim's ideas?

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This book will teach you everything you need to know to get started in block printing: selecting tools, paper, and ink; carving both linoleum and wood; and printing by hand in one color or more to achieve professional results. Includes expert tips on registering, editioning and tearing down paper and an annotated gallery of finished prints featuring the artist's comments. 

Author: Sandy Allison. Softcover; 90 pages. Published Year: 2011. ISBN 978-0-8117-0601-8. 

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Find so many awesome things to do, and it does not matter if it is a sunny day or a rainy one. With a little help from an adult, kids can unplug and get creative with over forty step-by-step projects. 

Softcover; 144 pages. Published Year: 2015. ISBN 978-1-4547-0900-8.

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Discover the amazing Gelli plate- a revolutionary printing surface that makes it easy to produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork with amazing colors and textures. This book shows how to use gelatin printing to create stunning layered prints, pages for art journals, fabric for quilting, greeting cards and much more. 

Gelatin printing is the perfect medium for beginners and experts alike. 

Gelli Printing gives you all the basic information you need on supplies, how to get started and the best techniques for making colorful backgrounds, textured pages, multiple layers and basic borders. 

Get inspired to create your own Gelli masterpieces with 28 original step-by-step projects. Author: Suzanne McNeill. Softcover, 48 pages. Published Year: 2014. ISBN 978-1-57421-913-5. 

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In origami, a flat piece of paper is folded to create a dimensional object. Similarly, in traditional Japanese kirigami, paper is folded, cut, and unfolded to reveal complex patterns—like a paper snowflake. Here, author Hiroshi Hayakawa has ingeniously combined these two techniques to create a charming menagerie of 38 animals, from flocks of sheep and swirling dragons to stampeding ostriches and pandas in a bamboo grove.

Full-size templates are provided to photocopy onto the card stock of your choice. And for added whimsy, readers can download a fence pattern or textured patterns at Each project is introduced with a humorous limerick and supported by colorful, modern photography.

The 3-dimensional kirigami animals in this book look complex but are deceptively simple to construct. Photocopy the full-sized templates onto cardstock; embellish them with textured patterns; score, cut and fold the shape; and interlock the joints to hold the animal together.

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Dyan Reaveley takes you on a personal creative journey with her new book. Read candid personal insights into Dyan's eclectic, colorful style of art journaling and follow along with quick and easy tips and techniques. All with step by step instructions and full color photos. 

Author: Dyan Reaveley. Softcover; 80 pages. Published Year: 2014. ISBN 978-0-692-29226-6.

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A complete introduction to the art of hand printing, a technique used for creating all kinds of interesting and useful items for in and around the home. Crafters will be guided through a plethora of techniques that include relief, screen and mono printing- all using tools and materials that are easy to source and use at home in your kitchen, bathroom or garden. There are easy-to-use templates, step- by-step illustrations, and full-color photography throughout. The twenty-three beautiful original projects include printed greeting cards, crockery, cushions, bags and many more. 

Author: Vanessa Mooncie. Softcover; 176 pages. Published Year: 2013. ISBN 978-1- 86108-921-2.

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An artful instruction book about creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork using your personal handwriting skills. Joanne Sharpe shows you how to create exuberant and personalized writing styles for your artwork- whether it be a journal, canvas art or other projects that use text. This book contains six chapters of everything you need to know for whimsical lettering. 

Author: Joanne Sharpe. Softcover, 134 pages. Published Year: 2014. ISBN 978-1-62033-074-6.

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