Quick and Easy Crafts is a New series of practical books aimed at crafters with little or no knowledge of the subjects. Each title in the series takes a popular craft and illustrates how easy it is to create simple and stylish items. Each book contains 15 step-by-step projects, all with clear instructions and photographs and includes useful tips throughout. The finished item is photographed in full colour and many of the projects include a variation or alternative design idea. A comprehensive Basics section at the beginning of each book gives essential information on tools and materials and important techniques. Decorative Painting is full of quick, wonderful ideas for bringing colour into your home and covers a range of different items, styles and colourways. Many of the projects are simple enough to complete in just a few hours, such as the cachepot with primroses or the kitchen shelf decorated with acorns and oak leaves. Important techniques, such as One-stroke, are covered, making this straightforward for the beginner painter. With its easy-to-follow approach and contemporary design, this craft series allows the reader to create fabulous, unique projects at home for a fraction of the retail cost.