Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social media sites on the Internet -- especially among creative professionals and arts & crafts enthusiasts. Beautifully designed to emulate the clean, elegant aesthetics of Pinterest that users recognize and love, Pinterest Perfect! features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style with readers in an interactive and engaging format. Each section features a brief introduction to the artist, followed by four to six easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and/or art techniques. Open practice pages at the end of each section invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own artistic projects. In addition, useful sidebars throughout the book share tips for using Pinterest efficiently and effectively, as a hobbyist and professional artist. Sidebar topics include creating a virtual artist morgue, collaborating with others on community boards, using boards to promote a business or share a portfolio, and much more. One part inspiration, one part how-to, and filled to the brim with color, inspiration, and beautiful artwork, Pinterest Perfect! is the picture-perfect visual resource for any artist, crafter, or creative Pinterest enthusiast.
"Since its launch in 2010, Pinterest has been a destination for crafters looking for inspiration and ideas. This collection features eight crafters and active Pinterest users, each with a specific interest (e.g., paper crafts, mixed media, doodling). Each crafter has her own section that includes a profile, samples, and a selection of projects, most of them fairly basic. Since this is a Pinterest-themed book, the visual component is key, and all of the designs—even the simple ones—include plenty of illustrative photographs. VERDICT The variety of techniques included is nice but the book is essentially a collection of craft-blog tutorials in print—which means that most active Pinterest users have seen these projects before." - Library Journal
"Who doesn't love finding awesome and easy ideas on Pinterest. I am no where near creative when it comes to crafting but I often find myself on there looking for homeschool ideas, workout ideas and even healthy recipes. There are times I can get totally sucked into it because there is just an endless supply of information. With that being said, I recently had the opportunity to check out a new book called, Pinterest Perfect! This stunning new book features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Thoughtfully divided into easy-to-digest sections, this captivating guidebook inspires readers to learn various techniques in an interactive and engaging format..." - AsTheyGrowUp.com