This is your license to play! Whether you?re a quilter, a textile artist, or you dabble in mixed media, you?re going to love this tool. When you can?t find the exact fabric you need, make it yourself!
- C & T Publishing
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- 5.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
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Jane Davila's book "Surface Design Essentials" is a staging ground of creative exploration and the perfect primer for any timid soul. And it's a great refresher course, with updates about current products for the more experienced but out of touch mixed media artists! Jane's book demonstrates expert knowledge with kind encouragement that's easy paced, kind of like a ready-set-go as she graciously nudges you to a jumping off place. One small thing that I appreciated was that she explains quite simply basic color mixing of paints; primary's, secondary's, tints and shades. Too often this information is bogged down into boring and complex color theory. Another item that got my creative juices flowing was her instruction to using gel medium to fuse fabrics! I also found most all of the various tips offered throughout the text to be "Ah ha" moments of what I referred to earlier as jumping off places. Expert yet simple instructions for mixed media techniques - it's simply a must have book!
This book provides a very good overview of a variety of surface design techniques, including some basics on color. There is not a ton of detail for each technique, but definitely enough to inspire you to jump in and experiment with something new! The project ideas and gallery are terrific.