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Illustrator Marion Deuchars is following up her highly successful Let’s Make Some Great Art book with a new publication aimed at encouraging young artists to get messy. And it has a charming film to promote it

Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art will be published by Laurence King in October.

It’s for a slightly younger audience, but I wanted to show what was possible with one of the most basic forms of printing… your thumb! " Deuchars says. "Although fingerprinting is normally cartoony, I wanted to try and push this medium to show that it could be more sophisticated but at the same time very accessible.

It’s a very playful book,” Deuchars says. “I wanted to show how to create interesting characters but also learn some other art techniques alongside fingerprinting.

As with Let’s Make Some Great Art, Deuchars has worked with Animade to create a film to promote the book.

Let’s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art is priced £9.95

Who’s a pretty boy then?

Leather Parrot by Zim and Zou

In our office we’re big fans of recycling, repurposing and upcycling. Sculptor and all round creative type Sean Avery has used old CDs to create his menagerie of animal sculptures, which we very much admire!

What better way to re use all those old CDs stashed in the bottom of a drawer?
Sean also makes things from other recycled materials, some of which you can see here.