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ARC Review: Create Beautiful by Lola Sanchez Herrero and Ana Sanchez-Gal

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From the talented artist behind the art and lifestyle brand The Oliver Gal Artist Co. comes this gorgeous creativity workbook with 50 glam mixed-media projects, including coloring pages and step-by-step technique projects, to get your creative juices flowing. For instant glamour, it includes a finished artwork to frame.

In Create Beautiful,Oliver Gal’s unique aesthetic is made accessible to everyone, with projects incorporating the themes that keep their fans coming back for more, including: 
Inspirational Sayings
For beginner and advanced artists alike, this inspiring workbook includes stunning photos, clear instructions, tips and tricks, and information on tools and color palettes, along with project pages printed on thick, high-quality paper to handle a variety of media.

Add a pop of color, a dash of sparkle, and lots of inspiration to your life and home with Create Beautiful.

My Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I was admittedly drawn to this book because of the cover. I adore the mix of pinks and teals and gold. It’s not really a how-to book, though it does have various projects inside. I see them as more useful as a jumping off point than projects to stick to though. I did get several ideas while flipping through it.

I love the unique mix of inspiration from fashion and color palettes. And glitz. The resultant pieces are glamorous and appealing to me.

My favorite part is the color palettes. They’re a gorgeous selection and give me so many ideas to start my own paintings. Also the idea of adding glitter to a painting. I love glitter, so this sparked a number of ideas.

I also really liked the example abstract pieces at the end. They use those color palettes to create some really beautiful pieces. I will be going back to those for sure.

I would have loved more example projects, as it’s a rather short book, but as an idea generator it’s quite useful and I’d recommend it if the colors on the front cover appeal to you.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Rock Point for providing an e-arc for review.

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