44 pages, 90 images
Size 260 x 210 mm
Free online classes with this book NOW AVAILABLE.
This book heralds a new departure for d4daisy, introducing their Workshop series. These books are stuffed full of information, ideas and mouth-watering images based on one particular technique. These sensibly priced books aim at introducing you to a simple concept which you can build upon to produce amazing textiles. They also consider the fact that we can't afford to buy lots of expensive materials.
Lynda Monk's book 'Fabulous Surfaces' really scores here as her main 'ingredient' is tissue paper. You just won't believe what she achieves with tissue, old dressmaking patterns and wrapping paper.
Lynda presents her ideas in an easy to understand, step-by-step format to make sure that the concepts are clear. Then she gets going with paints, transfer foils and some surprising special effects.
By now, you will be ready to extend the basic tissue method and Lynda will include construction techniques such as those for the 'falling books' shown right.
Rusting, printing and distressing tissue paper gives results which are both surprising and fascinating. Texture is not overlooked and Lynda has some great new ideas for heat-sensitive polyester tissue. Further texture is achieved by sculpting and cut-outs. How can you resist?
Free online classes with this book.
Lynda's online workshops have always been very popular and she will have some more for this book, based on extending its ideas even further. The classes will start early in 2012 and, to enter them, you will need to have a copy of the book handy. Sounds like a lot of fun - and they're free once you've bought the book.