Before we begin the review, I wanted to add the final book to my list.
Now let's look at the book I'll be reviewing for January's ARC. This is an old, old book, loaned to me by a neighbor whose daughter is a Stampin Up demonstrator. While perusing her bookcase, most of what I saw were Stampin Up catalogs, so this book was the most promising candidate.
If you found this book on Amazon, it would look like this.
Here are the specifics of the book:
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill (May 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082300791X
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.7 x 0.5 inches
More tools, such as ink pads were then displayed.
The blurb to the left of the photo read:
An assortment of tools and supplies for adding color and texture to surfaces and for applying and manipulating inks and paints (page 28).For being such a wordy book, the examples left a lot to be desired.
"Color and Design" take the mystery out of two inherently intimidating subjects, giving readers the tools they need to make informed and thoughtful decisions while still allowing them to acknowledge their own instincts and preferences (page 9).When I got to the chapter on color, I eagerly read it. Unfortunately, it didn't add anything I didn't already know. Although I confess that color is the one thing I feel most comfortable about in any part of a design project, I was hoping for a bit of insight I didn't already have. Sadly it was a rehash of what I taught in my altered book class (see my right sidebar for the lessons).
The author went into a lot of detail on masking, but only showed one example. She also spent time explaining in detail the difference between repeated and linear designs. She even showed diagrams of grids, blocks, bricks, and scallops, but never showed or even suggested how to accomplish this feat. In that respect, I was highly disappointed.
here, here, and here for how I dyed the fabric) and used a foam stamp to add the large Fleur de lis and a punch turned mask for the small ones.
It was at that time I chose to read the instructions found on the back of the crayon box for ironing the crayon onto the fabric. After I had read the instructions, I saw I was supposed to use polyester fabric with this project. I don't wear polyester, and I don't use it in my art projects, so I was afraid this project was doomed.
Thanks again go to Darcy, because if she hadn't gotten me off my behind, I never would have even considered making this scrappy journal, or read this book! Also thanks go to Darcy for hopefully taking time to add my review to this month's linky list. Now lets see what other ARC members have read and created.