Kaleidoscopic designs are thrilling in their profusion of color and repeating patterns, but they look so complex that creating one would seem to be virtually impossible. Norma and Leslie Finkel have done the impossible. They have discovered a simple way to create unlimited numbers of kaleidoscopic designs (in 4, 6, or 8 segments). Best of all, you don't have to be an artist to do it, since any printed illustration can be used as the basis of a design. All you need are tracing paper, carbon paper, and a few other inexpensive items.
The Finkels give step-by-step instructions for creating handsome circular designs; they also offer 37 plates showing completed designs based on such themes as nature, animals, sports, and abstract arrangements. Four of these designs are shown in color on the covers.