However, I don't think I'll hurt any of their feelings if I did have to choose, so for the sake of not having to change the title of this post, I'll go ahead and tell you what my favorite book is...for today.
|Decorative Crafts Sourcebook from Amazon.com|
But not only does it give you hundreds of incredible techniques, it goes on to give you projects which use some of those techniques within each category.
For example, some of the techniques are embedding leaves or other botanicals into handmade paper, or dyeing paper with tea or beets. These bars of handmade soap are wrapped in handmade paper embedded with leaves which is dyed with tea, and embellished with a pretty ribbon and sealing wax. So, it uses a combination of a few different ideas, and the result is simply lovely!
Some other really interesting techniques are things like smocking paper and applying other fabric techniques to this medium for a cool result.
I think these are absolutely beautiful, and I can make them in any color combination I want...as soon as I decide what colors my kitchen should be when I repaint it. Someday.
The greatest thing about the book isn't necessarily the projects, though...What I use if for is the wide array of techniques. I may have an idea for a project already in mind, but I'm looking for a way to give it a twist, to make it unique, and that's what I always look to the Decorative Crafts Sourcebook for.
You can get your own copy right here from Amazon:
or look for it the next time you're at a bookstore!