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250 Stencil Designs from India (Dover Pictorial Archive) Paperback – March 15, 1996


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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Pictorial Archive
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (March 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486290263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486290263
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #92,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Artists and craftspeople looking for a convenient, affordable source of authentic Indian design will welcome this new collection from internationally recognized textile designer K. Prakash. Over 250 stencil designs for permission-free use include lovely animal and floral motifs, striking paisley designs, intricate geometrics, with many border elements, spot illustrations, and more.
Reflecting the centuries-old richness and diversity of one of the world's great decorative art traditions, these designs have all been meticulously rendered from authentic Indian art and artifacts. Ideal for direct graphic art applications, this inexpensive treasury will also serve as a source of inspiration for textile design, home and furniture decoration, and a host of other art and craft projects.
Original Dover (1996) publication.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
I got thrown off by the use of the word stencil in the book title. This isn't a book of stencils, it's a book of clip art. :(
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Margaret A. Dubil on March 31, 2001
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I am fairly new to this stuff, I started doing henna tattoos on my feet and hands last summer. This is hard stuff! This book was full of great designs. It is not a book of stencils, please dont buy it if that is what you are looking for. If you are looking for ideas, and designs- this is a top knotch book for you!
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 6, 2000
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If you are expecting to receive actual stencils, you will be disappointed (as was I!). These are only printed pages (and printed on both sides, what's more). You will have a ton of work if you want to try and transfer these designs to anything, especially since most of them are so intricate and detailed. Let me know if you find the REAL stencils!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Cannon on September 29, 2002
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We bought this book for the sole purpose of finding inspriation for henna/mehndi designs. Some designs are great for mehndi. My husband made a really nice elephant on my leg.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Mishkin on September 14, 2011
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Stencil needs to be taken out of this title, it is NOT a book of stencils! It's just a bunch of pictures
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Wells on January 8, 2007
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This book consists of small motifs and patterns. While the patterns are nice they are just black and white pictures. I wanted precut stencils which I could use to decorate. This book is for those who can use these patterns to perhaps make their own stencils. Not what I expected or wanted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kaitlin on July 19, 2011
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Well I was looking forward to receiving this, but was very disappointed when I found no actual "stencils". I had to do some online research to find out that what you're actually supposed to do is take the desired "stencil" and, after applying some eucalyptus oil to the desired area, set it on your skin and apply some pressure. Wait 10-15 seconds and you will have a black outline on your skin that can be used as a guide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By proshoperz on November 12, 2011
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A great example as to why you should always read other's reviews. I failed to do so this time, and it seems I am in the same boat with a lot of others, disappointed. These are such intricate designs that they are difficult to trace, even with a light box. This book has proven to be a pointless purchase. I wish I would have invested the money in actual stencils...
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