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The Complete Book of Flower Designs by Judy Balchin
  

The Complete Book of Flower Designs

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Synopsis

The Complete Book of Flower Designs by Judy Balchin

Brimming over with black and white line illustrations, this book offers craftspeople, textile and fine artists a wonderful source of inspiration. Here you will find beautiful floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders and frames in many different styles, from the flowing curves of Art Nouveau designs to the simple lines of folk art. All the popular flowers are included: poppies, roses, lilies, tulips and many more. A colourful gallery of finished pieces is included to show how the designs, which can be reproduced to any scale, can be applied to finished pieces of work. A free CD included. Uses material from the Design Source Book series.

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Nov 09 Here's a great book for anyone producing their own designs. It contains over 250 beautiful floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders and frames in many different styles from the flowing curves of Art Nouveau designs to the simple lines of folk art. Brimming over with black and white illustrations, the book offers a wonderful source of inspiration. All the popular flowers are included as well as a colourful gallery of finished pieces to show how the designs, which can be reproduced to any scale, can be applied to finished pieces of work. A free CD is included. Machine Knitting Monthly Nov 09 Flowers will never go out of fashion as a popular subject for design, and here is a whole sourcebook of them. Nearly a hundred pages containing eighty black and white drawings can be found in here, as well as a CD of all of them for use with the graphics program of your choice. There are also several pages showing large photographs of a variety of different projects made using the designs to inspire you. Glass painting, polymer clay, embossing on metal, silk painting, mosaic and more have been used to decorate boxes, cushions, wall hangings and greetings cards. There are no instructions in here but that is the point - think of a book like this as the next stage on from the step-by-step projects in other books. Something for the intermediate crafter, before going on to designing your own projects from scratch. There are designs of all sizes, ranging from whole page to a couple of inches, and including borders, corners and repeated background designs as well as single motifs. Spring and summer flowers predominate, and if you are hoping for anything for Christmas projects you will have to look elsewhere but there is a good selection of different blooms. Much of the drawings have been executed in the Art Nouveau style, so being a fan of this art movement will help in your appreciation. The CD is easy to use requiring no installing (so no extra memory needed) and the .jpg format can be used in just about any graphics program. A useful book for any crafter. Myshelf.com Jan 10 A collection of bold, black outlines of flowers, both stylised and realistic. It is a pattern book which could be used in many crafts such as silk painting, decoupage and card making. The clear outlines make it a good source for applique patterns. The accompanying CD reproduces the drawings, ready to be stored or printed on a computer. Patchwork & Quilting


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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2009

Author

Judy Balchin

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Publisher

Search Press Ltd

Format

Mixed media product
Contains 1 CD-ROM
96 pages

Categories

Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
Decorative arts

ISBN

9781844484409

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