Simple Watercolour Backgrounds for Scrapbooks (Step-By-Step Scrapbooking)

Simple Watercolour Backgrounds for Scrapbooks (Step-By-Step Scrapbooking)

by PollyPinder (Author)


Packed with brilliant ideas for embellishing pages, this book shows how to produce stylish designs with simple watercolour techniques. You do not need to be an artist. Easy-to-follow photographs show how to create colour and texture by sponging, spattering, scraping, and using dry brush and resist methods. Christmas photographs can be embellished with snow effects, holiday snaps with wet-in-wet washes, and there's much more, with ideas for birthdays, school days, past times, dressing up days and tottering toddlers. Polly Pinder's book is delightful, fun and great for scrapbookers looking for something different.


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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Search Press
Published: 04 Oct 2005

ISBN 10: 1844480747
ISBN 13: 9781844480746

Media Reviews

Feb 06

Have you ever considered making your own background papers, but haven't been sure where to start? This book introduces you to all the exciting effects that watercolour can produce, including wash effects, blending, spattering and resist techniques. Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced painter, this book has something to offer. It starts with the basics, introducing you to materials and providing clear step-by-step guides, and concludes showing you how to produce your own background papers. Take a look. You'll quickly find yourself immersed in the wonderful world of watercolour.

* Papercraft Inspirations *

Mar 06

Ever thought about dabbling with watercolours and creating your own backing papers? If so [this is] the perfect way to build up your skills, providing a wealth of inspiration.

* Papercraft Inspirations *
Author Bio
Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. Her illustrations in Muck and Magic were commended when that book won the 1993 Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.