Beginner's Guide to Mosaics


Author: Alison Hepburn

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728419

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Use brilliantly colored, beautiful tiles to craft stunning mosaic projects--even if you've never tried this age-old technique before. Sixteen creative projects, arranged in order of increasing difficulty, enable you to learn the various techniques and methods of working. Start by making a trivet using standard size tiles in a limited palette, and when you are ready to try cutting tiles, work on an eye-catching picture frame. Experiment with the "reverse method" while making a table top, and incorporate found objects into a flying bird design. The final projects in the collection focus on techniques that seem complicated but are actually simple, such as casting a slab for a garden and making waterproof items like a birdbath. All the necessary information is fully explained, including choosing tiles, surfaces, and adhesives cutting tiles, applying glue, the direct and reverse methods of mosaic, casting, grouting, laying tiles, and cleaning and finishing.

Beginners Guide to Digital Photography Part 1


Author: Steve Rutherford

Publisher: Steve Rutherford

ISBN: 0987457632

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 5994

Written by Multi Award Winning Australian Photographer, Trainer and Best Selling Author Steve Rutherford. This is the main guide book in the best selling "Beginners Guide to Photography" book series and is an easy to understand practical guide to photography. Here is what you will discover; * The SECRET TECHNIQUES pro photographers use every day * Over 200 pages of hands on easy to follow instruction * The equipment that takes your shots from boring to amazing * How to save time and money using the right photography tools * How to turn your photography passion and creativity into a BIG $ income You will discover the many secrets that I, and other pro photographers, use to capture stunning award winning photos, with sharper focus, more color, more detail and less time wasting, trying every setting to "hope for a good shot". Set out into an easy to follow, page by page guide, join me indoors, outdoors and at night on all aspects of photography and how to take control of your DSLR Camera, and master striking photos, with every shoot. The Beginners Guide to Digital Photography Part 1 (and its accompanying book, Part 2), is the main guide book in my best Selling series on photography. I have also included a complimentary gift of membership to One Shot Magazine, our online digital publication that will compliment this book and further improve your photography skills. Written with all levels in mind, there is instruction for beginners, as well as many advanced techniques and tips. I have also included "live website links" throughout, as well as easy to find "quick tip" sections The "Beginners Guide to Photography" book series breaks techniques down into specific categories so you can perfect these techniques. Please see the other books in the series for more in depth tutorials on a large range of photography styles. Please also come back and leave a review we would love to know what you thought of this book. Don't forget to check out the other books in the "The Beginners Guide to Photography" best selling photography book series. ***** 5 STAR REVIEWS***** "Explanatory, easy descriptions involved material" "Loved it has helped me in numerous ways. Have used it as a reference constantly. One of my photos has gone viral since using the hints and tips in the book. Small adjustments make huge differences." - Mike Roche. "Has absolutely everything" "Do not miss out on this book. As the title says it has absolutely everything and I particularly like the boxes with advice to shoot particular subjects. It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or experienced with a camera, it has something for everyone. Highly recommended!" - Paul B "Well worth the money" "Great book that starts form the very basics, explains everything to do with modern cameras, their use, settings and techniques under different settings and circumstances." - Qball "A great read" "Getting back into photography after a 6 yr break - born and raised on a film SLR, this book helped me remember things and to better adapt to a digital SLR - whether you're novice or experienced, you will get a lot out if this book...." - Brian I love this book and hope to capture few good images as a result of this." - Jatinkumar.

The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started


Author: Cindy Thomas Pankopf

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 0871167654

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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Anyone who has ever wanted to give metal clay a try will enjoy this third book in the popular Absolute Beginners Guide series. The first book in this series, Stringing Beaded Jewelry, won the 2010 IPPY award. Making Metal Clay Jewelry follows the same signature format as its predecessors, positioning readers to learn by doing as they take on simple metal clay jewelry projects that gradually increase in difficulty level. Now is a perfect time to introduce readers to metal clay with this signature series that focuses on positive results.

Beginners Book of Gourd Craft

Simple Guide to Growing and Decorating Gourds


Author: Kas Hirst

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499031033

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 38

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Looking for something different to inspire the artist within you? Why not try a gourd! They’re fun to work with, so practical, and make great gifts. You can paint, decoupage, carve, mosaic, woodburn, or leave them in their natural state. Once you start, the possibilities are endless. So for people wanting either a new craft or a new medium for an old craft, give a gourd a go! You’ll be surprised and delighted with what you discover in the gourds and in yourself. Here, I show you how to grow and decorate these amazing natural art mediums. Read on.

A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey


Author: Clyde E. Fant,Mitchell G. Reddish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881456

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Nearly two-thirds of the New Testament--including all of the letters of Paul, most of the book of Acts, and the book of Revelation--is set outside of Israel, in either Turkey or Greece. Although biblically-oriented tours of the areas that were once ancient Greece and Asia Minor have become increasingly popular, up until now there has been no definitive guidebook for these important sites. In A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey, two well-known, well-traveled biblical scholars offer a fascinating historical and archaeological guide to these sites. The authors reveal countless new insights into the biblical text while reliably guiding the traveler through every significant location mentioned in the Bible. The book completely traces the journeys of the Apostle Paul across Turkey (ancient Asia Minor), Greece, Cyprus, and all the islands of the Mediterranean. A description of the location and history of each site is given, followed by an intriguing discussion of its biblical significance. Clearly written and in non-technical language, the work links the latest in biblical research with recent archaeological findings. A visit to the site is described, complete with easy-to-follow walking directions, indicating the major items of archaeological interest. Detailed site maps, historical charts, and maps of the regions are integrated into the text, and a glossary of terms is provided. Easy to use and abundantly illustrated, this unique guide will help visitors to Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus to appreciate the rich history, significance, and great wonder of the ancient world of the Bible.

A Guide to Historic Glendive


Author: Montana Historical Society

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780917298585

Category: History

Page: 71

View: 4252

Young readers are invited along on an African safari where they can see elephants spraying, lions playing, and hippos soaking.

Basic Mosaics

All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started


Author: Sherrye Landrum

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811736121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 129

View: 2046

Make mosaic frames, decorative panels, tabletops, shelves, switch plates, pavers, bird houses, and more A creative way to remake and reuse household items Includes a gallery of colorful finished pieces and details on 20 different projects Mosaics made with ceramic tile, stained glass, or any number of found objects are a stylish and popular way to add a decorative flair to your home. This detailed guide for beginners presents hundreds of step-by-step photos that show exactly how to make your own mosaics. Included are instructions for planning a design, cutting and affixing tiles, mixing and applying grout, and finishing your creation. It covers both the direct and indirect methods.

The Young Person's Guide to the Internet

The Essential Website Reference Book for Young People, Parents and Teachers


Author: Kate Hawthorne,Daniela Sheppard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415345057

Category: Education

Page: 207

View: 8373

In this easy-to-use reference, over 1600 websites have been carefully researched and selected with educational and recreational needs in mind. Sorted into thirty categories including all National Curriculum subjects, the book provides brief descriptions of each website and the resources you can expect to find there. Some of the wide-ranging categories include art, attractions, careers and students, environment, film, TV and radio, reference and revision. The format is unique and simple, making this a perfect resource for young people, parents and teachers and an excellent support tool for schools and libraries.

Exploring the Greek Mosaic

A Guide to Intercultural Communication in Greece


Author: Benjamin Broome

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey

ISBN: 1931930392

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 9944

In this introduction to Greek values and behavior, Benjamin Broome explains the importance of history in Greek culture and examines the “cornerstones of Greek culture”—community, family and religion—and how these are manifest in daily life. Broome also includes an analysis of fundamental characteristics of the Greek mindset and how they are revealed in the work environment.