- ISBN 9781844486243 / 1844486249
- Title The Complete Book of Fantasy Designs
- Author Judy Balchin
- Category Handicrafts, Decorative Arts & Crafts
- Format Paperback
- Year 2011
- Pages 96
- Publisher Search Press Ltd
- Imprint Search Press Ltd
- Language English
- Dimensions 216mm x 292mm x 10mm
A fantastic source book for anyone seeking inspiration for Fantasy projects and designs. Over 250 line illustrations, simple and ornamental borders, motifs and patterns. Includes fantastical, magical and mythical creatures, flowers, symbols, lettering, foliage, stars and more.
A fantastic source or reference book for anyone seeking inspiration for Fantasy projects or ideas. Brimming over with black and white line illustrations, this book offers craftspeople, textile and fine artists a host of ideas that can be used to create a wonderful range of decorative projects. Here you will discover witches, wizards, fairies, mermaids, unicorns, goblins, cherubs, and everything else in between! You do not need artistic skills, just photocopy or trace the motifs, pictures and patterns, then transfer them on to your project pieces. You will soon discover how easy it is to make unique designs for yourself, or friends and family. The first section of the book offers a gallery of finished pieces which show how the illustrations can be used to make such projects as a dragon plaque, a party mask, a spooky spell book box, a goblin treasure chest and a beaded phoenix book cover. The techniques vary from painting and clay modelling to beading, parchment craft and metal embossing. This book uses material from the Design Source Book series, Halloween Designs , Mythical Creatures and Christmas Designs by Elaine Hill, and Angel & Fairy Designs by Rebecca Balchin.
Judy Balchin is a lettering artist who designs titles for book jackets and television shows and the author of “Handmade Art Nouveau Cards,” She also designs craft kits and conducts workshops on silk painting, glass painting, and painting on porcelain. Polly Pinder has written and illustrated a number of books on cake decoration, growing herbs, papermaking, and paper crafts. She is the author of “Handmade Oriental Cards,”