Series: Design Originals (Book 5061)
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Design Originals (January 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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I bought this book because I am an avid scrap book person, and writing the stories is as important to me as showcasing the photos. Sometimes I cannot find the die cut or sticker letters I want. This book reminded me that I used to do calligraphy, and I am also a doodler. So I can make my own! One of the most useful features of the book is a page describing different kinds of pens and pen tips, and the special effects each one can create. I also enjoyed the variety of border patterns and "doodles", and these are scattered throughout the book. The alphabets themselves were somewhat disappointing, and are the reason I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5. They are just a little too whimsical, and I felt as if I have created similar letters on my own. All in all, this is a good little book. It was on sale when I bought it, and it was definitely worth that price. Full price? I'm not sure!
It was not what I expected. It has 20 different types of tips (read: 20 different markers) listed in the front and each of the letter types are dependent on having that type of tip. I found most of the letters and techniques look like something an elementary school child would have come up with on their own. While the techniques are valuable, and the techniques and styles are attainable, they leave me uninspired. If I had picked this book up in a bookstore, rather than buying it online, I would have put it down immediately.
This book has many fun ideas and designs for making letters and boarders. I use these ideas to teach elementary children fun art projects and to use them in art journaling.
Love this! I have been practicing and love to be able to work at my own pace not with a video!
Arrived quickly and just what I wanted - borders, letters, framing!!! I encourage all my students to doodle for relaxation and creativity.
great book alot of different alphabets to use on art journaling, scrapbooks, cards ect..
Just what I was looking for. Will use it as an extension in my classroom.
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