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  • Publisher: David & Charles
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 July 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781446308448
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 215x255 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99
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DIY Watercolor Christmas


Easy painting ideas and techniques for cards, gifts and décor by Ingrid Sanchez

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Book Description

Christmas is the perfect time to get creative. Here you'll find a wealth of inspiration and techniques for all sorts of watercolour projects this Christmas!

The book covers the materials and equipment you need for watercolour painting  from paints and brushes to paper and other materials such as masking fluid and watercolour ground. Learn how to create both traditional and contemporary colour palettes for Christmas, and discover a wide range of watercolour techniques including washes, layering, blending and gradation, plus experimental ideas to try such as using salt, bleach and masking fluid in your work.

There are 12 creative projects, with easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorials so that even beginners to watercolour can jump right in. Learn how to paint your own Christmas cards, gift tags and gift boxes, create seasonal table settings, Christmas crackers and garlands, and unique Christmas gifts including a watercolour wreath.

Using innovative but accessible watercolour primer products, you can now prepare a wide variety of surfaces for watercolour painting. This inspirational book will also show you how to use these exciting new products to paint onto glass baubles, 3D cardboard letters, wooden tree ornaments and more. And once you have the skills, who knows where your imagination will take you?

A gallery of additional Christmas motifs and designs can be found at the end of the book including reindeer, robins, mittens, snowflakes, stars, baubles, snowmen, candy canes, winter foliage, presents, decorations, elves and much much more!

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About Ingrid Sanchez

Ingrid Sanchez is a Mexican artist and designer based in London, UK. She paints every day using watercolours and mixed media, gaining inspiration from nature. She runs workshops from her home studio as well as around the world including Amsterdam and New York. She has over 70,000 followers on Instagram: @creativeingrid. This is her first book.

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