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Celtic Alphabets With Borders and Motifs

by Judy Balchin


Celtic art is enjoying a revival at the moment, its sinuous shapes, jewel bright colors and fabulous beasts appealing to a wide range of people. Here is a whole book filled with alphabets for you to use in your art and craft projects.

Plain alphabets with simple dotted outlines, ones with curlicues, others with fantastic beasts or human figures...just about every type of Celtic alphabet you can imagine, in short. Here too are instructions on how to transfer the image, tips on coloring and gilding as well as some project ideas. I was surprised that these were all painted, and comprise pictures, greetings cards, wooden plaques, book covers and boxes. My own first thought was for embroidering monograms, or even icing onto cakes, or painting onto acetate...but then this only goes to show how a book like this gets the imagination working. Maybe you have all that is needed here in quite a chunky book packed with alphabets— which obligingly stays open while you copy, trace or scan in your chosen letters. A useful resource.

The Book

Search Press
January 2010
Spiral Bound Hardback
1844484572 / 9781844484577
How-To Books / Art
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2010
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