This practical guide to different techniques used to paint on silk contains ten projects which are explained in step-by-step instructions. Each project features colour photographs, art works to assist with the technique, and templates where necessary.
From painting with outliner to more expressive salt-and-water techniques, all the materials and techniques required are covered in the indispensable technical section. Then the 10 projects are explained through step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions, encouraging the reader to progress in the art of silk painting. Each project also features practical colour photographs and art works to assist with technique. Once painted, the silk can be made into a wide range of finished items, from a simple card or gift tag to a pretty cushion cover or wash bag. Practical applications include a happy whale cushion in Mediterranean colours, and a topiary images applied to a dressing table set. Bright, cheerful summer colours feature on a beach-bag and sunglasses case.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION essential equipment - tips for special effects - tips for mounting the silk - tips for painting on silk - tips for fixing silk - types of silk - choosing the right paint MOUNTING AND FIXING preparing fabric - preparing your frame - fixing fabric paint - mounting the fabric PAINTING TECHNIQUES making the outlines - mixing the paint - mixing colours on the silk - adding detail to dry paint - water techniques - adding detail to wet paint - salt effect - scrunch effect - wallpaper paste resist - using a masking tape grid PROJECTS - Happy Whale Picture and Cushion Cover - Daisy Chain Box Lid and Stationery - Sheep Scarf and Picture - Jewelled Christmas Cards and Tags - Seahorse Beach Set - Tartan Cushion and tie-backs - Glitzy Scrunch Fabric - Pretty Dolly Bag and Picture - Angel Delight Greetings Cards - Topiary Tree Dressing Table Set INDEX
Silk Painting Made Easy by Susan Penny
Crafts Made Easy S.
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