The Art of Stone Painting

30 Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486818705
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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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.

Art of Stone Painting


Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486808939
Category: Art
Page: 96
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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.

Stone Painting for Kids

Designs to Spark Your Creativity
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486819035
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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Fun-to-follow instructions for simple projects are accompanied by full-color illustrations. Patterns include geometric designs, plants, animals, numbers, and letters plus directions for stone games such as tic-tac-toe, chess, and dominoes.

Art on the Rocks

More than 35 colorful & contemporary rock-painting projects, tips, and techniques to inspire your creativity!
Author: F. Sehnaz Bac,Marisa Redondo,Margaret Vance
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
ISBN: 1633224325
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Turn plain rocks and stones into beautiful works of art! Packed with creative ideas, step-by-step projects, and endless inspiration, Art on the Rocks offers a colorful, modern approach to rock painting. Following an overview of how to gather and prepare your rocks, as well as a basic review of the tools and materials necessary for each project, three talented rock-painting artists demonstrate a range of contemporary designs featuring patterns, animals, mandalas, and more. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and invites creativity and originality, encouraging readers to sit back, relax, and develop their own unique Art on the Rocks.

Mandala Stones

50 Inspirational Designs to Paint
Author: Natasha Alexander
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250134749
Category: Art
Page: 128
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"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.

Rock Art! Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble


Author: Denise Scicluna
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438068026
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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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.

The Art of Rock Painting

Techniques, Projects, and Ideas for Everyone
Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631582968
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
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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.

Painting Flowers on Rocks


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780855329259
Category: Acrylic painting
Page: 128
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Providing full-colour photographs and simple line drawings artists can copy on their own rocks, this book shows how to turn ordinary rocks into various different flowers. No special skills are needed - just some acrylic paint.'

Painting on Rocks for Kids


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581803914
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 79
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Provides instructions for making cars, flowers, dinosaurs, food, and more from painted rocks.

Painting on Stones


Author: Geneviève Ploquin
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9780855328641
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 48
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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.

Painting Pets on Rocks


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581800326
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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Lin Wellford is back, taking "pet rocks"a step further. with this fun guide, kids, crafters and animal lovers will learn how to paint irresistible pictures of their favorite family pets on rocks with easy-to-use acrylic paints. Step-by-step instructions guarantee immediately gratifying results and feature a range of friendly animals. Projects include a range of cats and dogs, as well as rabbits, monkeys and other unusual pets. Selling points: More than 220,000 books sold in series! Features 11 all-new projects. Combines a popular subject with foolproof, visual instruction and inexpensive materials.

Painting Houses, Cottages and Towns on Rocks


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9780891347200
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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With acrylic paint and imagination, anyone can turn ordinary rocks into charming cottages, country churches, Victorian mansions...entire rock villages!

Lin Wellford's Painted Garden Art Anyone Can Do


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: Art Stone Press
ISBN: 9780977706518
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
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Get ready to rock your world! You don't need a green thumb to turn your yard into a work of art! Painted garden art is the perfect, low-cost way to add color and visual interest to your landscape. Lin Wellford makes it easy with these fun, imaginative projects: Vibrant stepping stones Breathtaking focal points and accents Realistic faux fish Ever-blooming borders and flower-filled planters Decorative pieces perfect for any garden, porch, or patio This is art anyone can do!

Rock Painting for Kids

Painting Projects for Rocks of Any Kind You Can Find
Author: Wellford Lin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1631582976
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 96
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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!

The Spark and the Grind

Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity
Author: Erik Wahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564225
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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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.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

The Art of Painting Animals on Rocks


Author: Lin Wellford
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9780891345725
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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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!

The Art of Rock Painting


Author: Diana Fisher
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 9781936309313
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 64
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Introduces the materials and techniques of rock painting and includes step-by-step demonstrations.

Show Me a Story

40 Craft Projects and Activities to Spark Children's Storytelling
Author: Emily K. Neuburger
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428976
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Encouraging children to let their imagination run wild, Emily K. Neubinger offers 40 inventive projects and activities that will inspire kids ages 5 to 12 to express themselves through storytelling. Younger children will love making story stones and a storytelling jar, while older kids will open up and thrive as they embark on guided story walks and inspiring journaling exercises. Sparking creativity while developing a child’s love of language, Show Me a Story will kindle a lifelong passion for both writing and telling original stories.