Packed with brilliant ideas for embellishing pages, this book shows how to produce stylish designs with simple watercolour techniques. You do not need to be an artist. Easy-to-follow photographs show how to create colour and texture by sponging, spattering, scraping, and using dry brush and resist methods. Christmas photographs can be embellished with snow effects, holiday snaps with wet-in-wet washes, and there's much more, with ideas for birthdays, school days, past times, dressing up days and tottering toddlers. Polly Pinder's book is delightful, fun and great for scrapbookers looking for something different.
Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. Her illustrations in Muck and Magic were commended when that book won the 1993 Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.