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'Magenta' refers to a tribe of primitives who decorate themselves with a broad magenta stripe from ear to ear across their faces. They live in the rain-forest and are engaged in a never ending if intermittent war with a second tribe at a similar level of social development. Large reptilian omnivores abound. Elsewhere and at a distant remove there lives a technically sophisticated but largely naive society. These are a population at the other end of the evolutionary scale whose ability to procreate due to isolation and many thousands of years of existence is on the wane. The tectonic plate upon which they live is inching towards ever colder climes (whilst separating from Pangaea, our original singular continent). Their race is not sustainable as things stand. Not only must they move to a warmer latitude to survive but also introduce new blood into their line. Given the necessity of interbreeding with primitives, amongst the more sophisticated population there is a commonly held fear that such a course of action might produce physically and mentally incompatible offspring. The higher culture’s government attempts to accelerate the mental development of the primitives by artificial means. A profiteering scheme that goes catastrophically wrong.....
Magenta is the story of a bat born of a different color. She is teased by her peers, but her differences end up saving the forest creatures during their Halloween festival.
Calamity seems to follow Magenta everywhere. Her neighbour, Daniel, tries to help but, inevitably, ends up inveigled into her schemes with hilarious results. Magenta has set her sights on Year 11 heart-throb, Adam Jordan, but all her attempts to impress him are thwarted by a series of mishaps. Adam is convinced she is a jinx and tries to avoid her at all costs - while Daniel spends his time trying to demonstrate his undying affection for Magenta - will the best man win?
Magenta's in trouble with Daniel again - this time, for snogging the school new-boy Chad Albright on a charity Blind Date. As if this wasn't bad enough, she's been picked to go on the school outward-bound camp. It's not really her cup of tea - mix Magenta with any physical activities, and here comes disaster ...
Just what is it about Magenta projects? What makes them so distinctive? There is certainly color galore, texture that you can "feel," and embellishments aplenty. Whatever the style, Magenta projects are built around simple, classic compositions. A card may be straightforward and symmetrical, the design centered on the page, or that same symmetric design may be shifted off-center to create an intriguing pattern. But there is always an unmistakable focal point that, with the addition of rich color and stunning embellishments, results in a grand surprise that delights the senses. This is the essence of Magenta, and the reason why Magenta materials and techniques are favored by paper crafters all over the world. Magenta Style Paper Enchantments presents more than 70 projects that will inspire you to play with color, texture, and embellishments. 20 main projects offering various techniques are accompanied by a materials list and photographic step-by-step instructions, and the others appear in gallery sections in each of the 4 chapters. Nathalie Metivier and Leslie Carola show you techniques like rubber stamping and coloring with a variety of media; embossing and debossing with ink; creating texture with Peel Off's stickers; making three-dimensional constructions; and decorating holiday ornaments and other tabletop items. Try the projects as they are. Then change the palette, shift the focal point, play with the details, find the art of the craft--Magenta Style.
Magenta can't hide her disappointment: her dream destination turns out to be a holiday camp in the middle of nowhere. But she's looking forward to topping up her tan and starring in the talent contest ... not to mention a bit of holiday romance. Soon Magenta's back on form, with parachute pandemonium and disaster on the diving board ... Will gorgeous Daniel be able to stop her getting into deep water?