So I love to craft, if you have read some of our blog you may notice we often post about craft projects we are working on and with summer here we have a lot more time to craft. The reason I love crafting is because I find it relaxing and it helps to reduce my stress level. I recently found these great titles at Quarto Knows that are designed for meditative and relaxing crafting.
Cut & Create Paper Mosaics:
The pre-printed mosaic pieces in Cut and Create Paper Mosaics help readers create paper mosaics that are rich in color, detail, and depth. Readers simply cut, and assemble mosaics following the templates and instructions in the book. The five included projects begin with simple mosaic scenes using large pieces and gradually move to more complex works of art with smaller, more detailed pieces. Featuring ten stunning mosaics and all the paper needed to cut and create each one, this is the perfect, relaxing, all-in-one project for those interested in creating their own masterful mosaics without having to work in ceramic or glass tiles.
Not only do they provide you with detailed mosaic making instructions they also include pre-printed paper that you simply cut and arrange to create a masterpiece mosaic. It’s so simple and easy but relaxing at the same time.
They make creating a beautiful mosaic simple and easy in the book. I find the process to be fun and creative all at the same time. It’s a great way to introduce the art of mosaics to your children.
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The Origami Garden:
Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. As digital downtime becomes a constant quest in our fast-paced lives, the idea of contemplative, soothing arts and crafts is undergoing a serious revival. Each book contains 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself. The Origami Garden divides into sections on Flowers and Plants (easy roses, cactus and pot, lilies and water lilies and many other flowers and foliage), Fruit and Vegetables (mushrooms, strawberries, pineapple, pears and chilli pepper) and Garden Life (birds, butterfly and frog).
Learning a new skill like origami is so much fun and a great way to relax on a quiet summer day when you have nothing to do and need some time to destress. This title gives you detailed instructions on how to create a number beautiful designs and provides you with paper to create them. You have everything you need.
This title is great to do with the kids. The beautifully printed pages make the process simple and easy and a really fun relaxing craft project to fill your time.
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This collection of workshops will have artists of all skill levels relaxing and creating elegant, “soft” pieces of art that inspire calm and wellbeing. These projects span a variety of mediums, including pencil, watercolor, and torn paper collage. Author Susan Evenson presents a collection of beautiful and iconic pieces of art from Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee and Claude Monet for inspiration. The point is not to try to copy the master work of art, but to let it guide the reader on their own, personal journey to calm and inner peace.
If you like to draw this title is a great one for you. Features some beautiful workshops with detailed instructions to create your very own version of each one. I find drawing to be a great way to relax and center. It’s a great way to spend some time over the summer break.
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