Author and artist Shelly Stokes details 12 ways readers can expand their artistic toolbox and stash with creative techniques and inspirational photos. Each chapter stands alone, so readers can skip to the technique they’d like to explore—foil accents, embossed metal, or deconstructed screen prints anyone?
Stokes details each technique with strong photos and just enough text to get you right to work. Some of the chapters are more complex than others and require hard-to-find materials, but ample visuals and a comprehensive resource list are helpful. Readers with a strong sense of play and a “go for it” attitude will find inspiration in Stokes’ thoughtful and well-illustrated directions. This book is a helpful reference manual of surface design techniques that will fire your imagination, and is a great addition to the how-to section of your library.