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Subject: Arts: Instruction & How-to

Creative Crafts Series

Creative Crafts Series

Arts and crafts expert Annette Brill offers detailed, step-by-step instructions in this easy to follow how-to series, providing you with essential basics, which will enable you to add your own creativity to a variety of crafts, including: Picture Framing, Painting Furniture or on Wood, Flower Arranging, Stenciling and Needlepoint. Produced by the Big Little Picture Company. Programs available on 10 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 10-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


1. Picture Framing 1: Basic Skills

1. Picture Framing 1: Basic Skills

Too often people don't frame a photograph, poster or painting, because they don't know how. Narrated by arts and crafts expert Annette Brill, this how-to program solves that problem for you, providing a step-by-step introduction on how to protect and also improve the appearance of some of your most cherished Click for more


2. Picture Framing 2: Advanced Skills

2. Picture Framing 2: Advanced Skills

Picture framing is an art form in its own right. A great painting, poster or photograph deserves to be framed properly, which can make all the difference in the world as to the item's overall appearance. Narrated by arts and crafts expert Annette Brill, this program goes beyond Picture Framing 1: Basic Skills; Click for more


3. Painting Furniture

3. Painting Furniture

Furniture is an essential part of home decorating and can add to the attractiveness of a room. Whether new or old, furniture items lend themselves perfectly to decorative painting. Painting furniture can be a fun weekend project or a full-time craft; either way, you want to take the proper steps to do the task correctly. Click for more


4. Painting on Wood

4. Painting on Wood

Decorating on wood is an ancient craft, which offers an endless amount of possibilities for crafters. Narrated by arts and crafts expert Annette Brill, this how-to program tutors you on the basics and key tricks of the trade, hoping to inspire you to reveal all your artistic talents. Here you learn about finishes, Click for more


5. Needlepoint

5. Needlepoint

Needlepoint, or cross-stitch embroidery, is an ancient craft, which today has become more popular than ever. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing a design take shape little by little, you can enjoy choosing from an impressive range of colors and materials. Narrated by arts and crafts expert Annette Brill, Click for more


6. Fresh Flower Arranging

6. Fresh Flower Arranging

Fresh flower arranging is not only a craft, it is an art form; artistically arranged flowers not only add to the environments of homes and work areas, they too are used to set the proper mood for many of the most important social functions people attend. With such incredible diversity possible, arrangements of cut Click for more


7. Dried Flower Arranging

7. Dried Flower Arranging

There is a knack to arranging dried flowers just the right way; it's a craft that with a little guidance and creativity you can be skilled at right away. In this excellent and easy-to-follow, how-to program, narrated by crafting expert Annette Brill, you will quickly learn how to create wonderful dried flower Click for more


8. Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana

8. Japanese Flower Arranging - Ikebana

Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, is growing in popularity and is based on the grouping together of various floral elements; its essence being purity of line, lack of symmetry and simplicity. Ikebana not only is a measured and contemplative form of creative art, it too will help you reach a state of total Click for more


9. Stenciling

9. Stenciling

Stencils can be used to create interesting, beautiful and even whimsical designs on furniture, walls and ceilings, as well as household items; also learning to stencil is an essential skill for budding interior decorators. Arts and crafts expert Annette Brill narrates this informative how-to program, which offers Click for more


10. Fabric Stenciling

10. Fabric Stenciling

Fabric Stenciling is a wonderful craft to learn, and it is a fun, easy and interesting activity for all age groups. Narrated by arts and crafts expert Annette Brill, this easy-to-follow program is divided into four main sections: Materials, Methods, Application and Drying, and provides all you need to know to Click for more





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