This book offers complete, fully illustrated, step by step instructions showing how to create wire and beaded tree sculptures. Written and illustrated by Sal Villano, this 76 page (6" x 9") easy to read instruction book guides you step by step from the beginning stages through completion. Within the book are listed all the material and tools needed. After completing the simple techniques, you will be able to create 5 very different types of trees; Wind Swept, Weeping Willow, Beaded, Oak and Bonsai with Leaves trees. You can then use the basic techniques to create larger and different wire trees. You can see these and many other tree sculptures I have created on my web site at www.salvillano.com. "I have sold thousands of my books, and I'm very happy to say I have received many very nice reviews and comments."For ages 10 and up. You can view all my work at:
The inspiration for creating my sculpture grew from a lifetime love of trees. I am in awe of the stately presence and silent majesty they posses. I find the structure of trees to be one of the perfections in nature. With their roots embracing the earth; in winter they show their bones, in spring gentle buds, in summer a canopy of green and in fall a magical kaleidoscope of colors. Beauty, pure beauty.
Extremely concise, detailed, easy to follow directions for making the most realistic wire-wrapped trees imaginable. Sal writes in an open-ended manner so that you can easily take what he's taught you and move on to a new level of your own making. After creating 10 trees using Sal's method and some examples of finished trees I found on his web site, I have moved on to incorporate my own style and methods that just scream "unique"! Kudos, Sal!
Review by Eileen Kortright "Roan Art"---------------------------
Great book, detailed and worth the reasonable price I was afraid it was too good to be true: book on how to create unique wire tree sculptures? But this book turned out to be well worth it. It's written well and has good illustrations showing step-by-step directions for making the trees. Definitely recommended if you have an interest in this and the reasonable price makes it that much better!