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Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards Judy Balchin

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards By Judy Balchin

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards by Judy Balchin

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Popular author Judy Balchin lets herself go 'away with the fairies' in this beautiful book!

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards Summary

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards by Judy Balchin

Explore the world of fairies with Judy Balchin's book. Six fantastic projects explore different techniques and styles, from fun polymer clay to elegant metal embossing

Six projects, each with a different technique

Eighteen alternative designs

Great for children and adults

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards Reviews

April 09

Fill your cards with flocks of fairies with this magical book from PaperCraft Inspirations designer Judy Balchin! From cute cartoon characters to more classic creatures, you'll find a fairy for every mood and occasion in this fascinating book. As well as her handy templates, instructions and photographs, Judy shows us some inspirational card making techniques, including how to make sequin shakers, subtle stamping effects and more of her stunning glass painting. Grab a copy today and craft yourself and your friends some magical fairy greetings.

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Dec 08

Judy Balchin is 'away with the fairies' in this lovely book, and once you've acquired the skills of drawing and painting fairies you'll want to go on to making your own cards. There are six fantastic projects including different techniques and styles, from fun polymer clay to elegant metal embossing. It's great for children and adults and there are 18 alternative designs for inspiration.

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Oct 08

Fairies seem to be going through a period of great popularity at the moment, and here is a whole book of cards with a fairy theme. Apart from that, they have nothing in common and use a wide range of different techniques: glass painting, collage, rubber stamping, polymer clay, shaker cards and embossing on metal.

As a fairy fan myself I was keen to get hold of this book, and am not disappointed. There are some lovely cards in here, featuring fairies in several different styles from Victorian illustrations from a CD through Art Nouveau and some contemporary funky variations. I also like the way that each card takes a basic method and tweaks it a little to make it seem new and interesting. Use modelling clay to make a fairy instead of jewellery for example, or back your glass painting with hologram paper to make it sparkle. Metal sheet gets covered with glitter, leftover beads and sequins get stuck on to make an all-over pattern and more. At the end of each chapter more ideas are given, along with the patterns so every card in the book can be made. The snow and ice fairies are suitable for Christmas, making it a book for all year round. A title worth having for any fairy lover!

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About Judy Balchin

Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialized in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. Judy lives in Maidstone, Kent.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Materials 6
Funky Fairy 10
Snow Fairy 16
Flower Fairy 22
Fun Fairy 28
Forest Fairy 34
Frost Fairy 40
Templates 46
Index 48

Additional information

Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards by Judy Balchin
Used - Very Good
Search Press Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Simple and Stunning: Handmade Fairy Cards