Create Beautiful: A Chic Coloring and Artist-Inspiration Book

Rock Point. Aug. 2021. 144p. ISBN 9781631067587. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS
The two sisters who are the creative brains behind Oliver Gal Artists Co. now share some of their secrets to creating the colorful, modernistic art that is their brand. They start with a list of tools and art supplies, then go over the basics of setting up a workspace for art making. This book offers 35 individual projects that incorporate artistic techniques ranging from painting and collage to marble pouring. The clear and concise instructions provided for each project ensure those following along will achieve success. Libraries should note that the book also includes templates of a selection of the company’s signature artworks that are meant to be torn out and used.
VERDICT Fledgling artists may have a love-it-or-leave-it approach to the vivid and vibrant aesthetic of the craft projects included in this book, but fans (and there are many) of the company’s glittery artistic vision who want to recreate this sparkling experience for themselves will be delighted.
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