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The Crafty Chica Creates!: Latinx-Inspired DIY Projects with Spirit and Sparkle (Paperback)

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The Crafty Chica is back! In The Crafty Chica Creates, a revised and expanded edition of the original book, Kathy Cano Murillo brings her vibrant style to Latino-centric art and craft projects galore.

With completely new projects joining previous favorites, get fun techniques for painting, sewing, mixed media, clay, and paper crafts, and learn how to incorporate recycled materials into artwork. The projects and techniques are ideal for all skill levels. New to this book are projects such as:
  • Layered resin phone grips
  • A muertos dog sculpture
  • Stamped clay dishes
  • A stunning poncho made from Mexican scarves
  • A picture frame upcycled with an embroidered blouse
Embrace the Latino culture or connect with your cultural roots by making beautiful crafts with the Queen of Latina Style. You'll discover:
  • Innovative ways to work with a wide range of materials, including air-dry clay, resin, and fabric
  • How to fully embrace vivid color palettes
  • Ways of repurposing everyday supplies into gorgeous art pieces that make great gifts
  • Great techniques for sculpting, sewing, painting, and embellishing that will boost skills and confidence
Join the Crafty Chica and create exciting, engaging art today.

About the Author

Kathy Cano Murillo is a Mexican-American author, artist, and founder of the award-winning brand CraftyChica. A former syndicated columnist for The Arizona Republic, she is now a full-time creativepreneur, which has led to multiple Crafty Chica mass retail product lines and collaborations with many national brands. She has authored seven craft books, two novels, and Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo. She has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and more. Kathy’s life’s mission is to inspire others to bring out their inner sparkle—and to see the sparkle in others. Kathy lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

Praise For…

"Includes tons of fun, sparkly, Latinx-centric crafts for readers to follow and enjoy."Readers Digest Online

"Readers will certainly pick up Cano-Murillo’s enthusiastic invitation to celebrate the traditions and culture that are central to who she is, and her encouragement that each reader make each of these projects into a reflection of their own singular self. Readers with a stash of craft supplies will find many uses here, and those without a stash may be inspired to create one."Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780760372180
ISBN-10: 0760372187
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: January 4th, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English