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A Gelli Printing Adventure: A Beginners Guide to Printmaking. Make your own Gelli Plate, Texture Tools, Prints and Projects

Discover Printmaking with MZDo you want to learn how to make your own beautiful prints using some gelatin, glycerin and paint? A Gelli Printing Adventure is an awesome printmaking guide that will take you through the entire process of creating prints and then finishing with projects you can make.

This is the book for you if you've been looking for ways to make monoprints - no expensive tools are needed for the projects in this book. I even teach you to make your own Gelli plate.

Gelli Printing is magical! Each print you pull of the plate has a sense of surprise and mystery and ninety five percent of the time the surprise is good.I fell in love with printmaking the moment I saw how colorful the prints could be and how I could use items found around the house as wonderful printmaking tools!

Join me as I use bottle caps, paper towel rolls, bubble wrap, old card, corrugated card boxes and more to make beautiful gelli prints.

Grab a pen and paper and go through my lists of things to shop for and others to look out for and start your own little gelli print factory! You will be totally addicted to this art form before you're done with the book and you'll have prints enough to make art journals for all your family and friends this Christmas.

If you're looking for a fun art form that is perfect for both advanced and beginner crafters, good for adults and children, and relaxing too, you've picked up the right book and chosen the right craft to pursue.

This book is a text - picture - video guide. I explain the process in all three formats so that you can learn the way you want to. The book is also accompanied with a printable workbook and comes with some lists and advice as well as a template.

Here is a detailed breakdown of the book

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 will list some items that we will be using in our printmaking adventure so that you're well prepared for the creative roads ahead.

Chapter 3 will introduce us to the most important tool needed for printmaking - The Gelli Plate. Now you can choose to make your own, like I did, or buy one from the market.

Chapter 4 is full of fun tips, tricks and tutorials for making your own tools for printmaking. From texture combs to plates, masks and more. Don't throw out that cardboard box just yet! You'll need it for the plates.

Chapter 5 is full of techniques that I have tried on my Gelli plate to date.

Chapter 6 is full of projects you can make using your Gelli Prints.

So left brained or right brained, artist or scientist, child or adult join us in this wonderful journey as we create beautiful monoprints.

So what are you waiting for? Download now and I'll see you on the other side.

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy: v. 1

In Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite the same as the walkers in Robert Kirkman's epic tale. Philosophical zombies, or P-zombies for short, are beings who look and behave exactly like humans but have no inner mental life?no consciousness. Philosophers have lined up on both sides of this disputed proposition, and no agreement is yet in sight. A related question is how much consciousness is possessed by the walkers of The Walking Dead, and whether these shambling walkers are entitled to any moral consideration. Hawkes's piece is one of twenty chapters in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, edited by Wayne Yuen, in which philosophers draw fascinating and disturbing conclusions from The Walking Dead comics and TV show. The Walking Dead and Philosophy explores not only the nature of zombies, but the nature of human society as revealed by the impact of a zombie apocalypse.

Black Beauty: In This Silence, I Believe (Part II of The True Colors Series)

Black Beauty is the second installment in The True Colors Poetry Series. This exclusive edition includes 2 pieces to the True Colors Collection of Poems, plus a series of BRAND new poems never before revealed to the public.

Her first in the Stories of War compilation, is also part of this epic collection, in addition to cult classics such as; That's Life (Green Grass, Blue Skies."

Nicole's confessional pieces are powerful and potent, and revolve around the complex themes of artistic ambition, depression, drug abuse, over-coming mental illness, and more. Known for her candor and sharp startling intuition, Nicole shares a memorable collection that is sure to satisfy any fan of lyric poetry.

The Best Portraits in Engraving

The Harbours Of England

Model Michael Phelps by Michael Taggart Photography

Michael Taggart is a photographer and artist who has developed a unique style of combining studio models and PhotoShop fantasy worlds.

This blending of of man and digital art allows the images to tell stories, evoke emotions and memories and allows the reader to slip into a vivid and fantastical world.

"Models" follows his work with the model, Michael Phelps, and includes several alternate crops of the best pictures, before and after examples, as well as shots directly from the studio.

Michael Taggart also gives his thoughts on the photo shoot with his models and comments on his artwork.

Secret Garden On Ceramics

We create a kind of thin porcelain which was craved many unique pattern.