Author(s): Clare Youngs
Catch on to the bold new trend of decorating with letters. Here are 35 quirky and cool projects to bring a touch of typography to your home. Clare Youngs presents a range of simple projects, using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials, so you can make your very own colourful alphabet. For a stylish display, adorn your mantelpiece with bold letters made out of recycled fruit crates, or spell out 'eat' in your kitchen with graphic cardboard letters. Make your own vintage fabric 'T', cheer up a child's bedroom with a bright alphabet pillowcase, or why not make an ampersand carrier bag to turn every trip to the supermarket into a stylish one? All the projects are clearly explained with step-by-step artworks, and there is a tools and techniques section so you can brush up on your crafting skills, so all you need to do is decide which letter to create. It's as easy as A, B, C.
Clare Youngs has loved making beautiful handcrafted objects since childhood. She studied graphic design and has worked in product design, illustration and book jacket design before deciding to turn her attentions to craft full-time. Clare's other books include Make Your Own Woodland Creatures (978-1-78249-040-1), Book Art (978-1-908170-92-7), My First Art Activity Book (978-1-908170-35-4), Papercrafting in No Time (978-1-907030-81-9), Christmas Crafting in No Time (978-1-908862-07-5), and The Perfect Handmade Bag (978-1-906525-81-1) - which has sold over 50,000 copies - all available from CICO Books.