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· TECHNIQUES · COLOR

Make Something Beautiful

ART

M A XIM IZE YOUR CREAT IVIT Y

Coloring in the Maximalist Style

Coloring in the Maximalist Style

Painter and surface pattern designer Bari J.

Make Something Beautiful

firmly believes that more is more. She calls her style Curated Maximalism—an aesthetic that is refined, yet bursting with pattern and color. In Make Something Beautiful, Bari presents black and white versions of her charming, painting-based images against backdrops of deep hues, patterns, and faux textures, creating a feast for the eyes that is full of fun and ripe for endless coloring interpretations. Four pages printed on watercolor stock are included in the book to encourage you to expand your creativity into a colorful new medium. Full of whimsy, color, and creative possibility, Make Something Beautiful will inspire

Bari J.

the curated maximalist in all of us.

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Get Creative 6 is an imprint of Mixed Media Resources 161 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013 Make Something Beautiful: Coloring in the Maximalist Style ISBN: 978 -1- 942021- 71- 1 Copyright © 2016 Bari J. Designs All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. The designs in this book are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy content for the personal use of the retail purchaser. Printed in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First Edition

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I N TR O D UCT I O N I believe that more is more. I believe color is the essence of joy. I believe that stripes and florals and leopard prints can and should be mixed. And I believe that we can do that beautifully by curating our style and our collections. Patterns can be lovingly layered. Color can be thrown about like candy. I call my style Curated Maximalism because, while I’m all for more being more, I want the “more” to be meaningful. Thus, a clean line and a white palette are a place for me to pour heartfelt layers of intentionally curated design. As an artist and painter, I’m drawn to a world that has a touch of magic. The sweet animals in my mind often come to life on paper and canvas with a nod and a wink to our human world, wearing floral crowns and feathers in their fur. They seem to pose for their portraits to be painted. Florals burst from the edges of paintings and overflow on fabrics, seemingly exploding with joy. The drawings in this book are meant for you to experiment and have fun with. I don’t adhere to a strict “color inside the lines” rule, and I hope that you won’t either—try going outside the lines, try painting the pages. Mix media and mix colors with fervor and joy. Play! There are a few pages that have the letters of the alphabet on them. I encourage you to photocopy these for your personal use, cut them, paint them, color them and use them in your projects. You’ll also find that the final four images in the book are printed on watercolor paper. Feel free to expand your creativity by experimenting with this medium on these pages. The range of designs in this book are the imaginings of my heart. My hope for you is that you will get caught up in the world I’ve created, play, be inspired and awaken your inner artist. We all have one. We just sometimes have to dig deep to find her. She’s there awaiting your adventure.

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· TECHNIQUES · COLOR

Make Something Beautiful

ART

M A XIM IZE YOUR CREAT IVIT Y

Coloring in the Maximalist Style

Coloring in the Maximalist Style

Painter and surface pattern designer Bari J.

Make Something Beautiful

firmly believes that more is more. She calls her style Curated Maximalism—an aesthetic that is refined, yet bursting with pattern and color. In Make Something Beautiful, Bari presents black and white versions of her charming, painting-based images against backdrops of deep hues, patterns, and faux textures, creating a feast for the eyes that is full of fun and ripe for endless coloring interpretations. Four pages printed on watercolor stock are included in the book to encourage you to expand your creativity into a colorful new medium. Full of whimsy, color, and creative possibility, Make Something Beautiful will inspire

Bari J.

the curated maximalist in all of us.

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$ 15 . 9 5 U S $ 18 . 9 5 C A N I S B N 9 7 8 - 1 - 9 4 2 0 21 - 71 - 1 Get Creative 6

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Make Something Beautiful  

Painter and surface pattern designer Bari J. firmly believes that more is more. She calls her style curated maximalism—an aesthetic that is...

Make Something Beautiful  

Painter and surface pattern designer Bari J. firmly believes that more is more. She calls her style curated maximalism—an aesthetic that is...

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