The Art of Silk Painting (Artist's Library series #35)

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Now anyone can create brilliant and decorative painted silk pieces! Inside is all the information you'll need, including a list of tools and materials required for each project--all of which are readily available at your local art and craft supply store. The author present a wealth of general information on types of silk, working with dye and paints, and mixing colors. She then takes you through a simple step-by-step process that makes each silk-painting session easier and more enjoyable than the one before!

o Learn the basics of painting on silk, from colorful scarves and shawls to decorative pillows and wall hangings

o Master a variety of painting techniques, including using gutta resists, making dye washes, and creating special effects with salt and alcohol

o Discover tips for working with silk, as well as how to stretch and mount a variety of types of silk onto frames and stretcher bars

o Find out how to steam-set your finished silk pieces to make the colors bright, permanent, and fade-resistant

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Serious Instruction for Serious Artists

That's what the Artist's Library series is all about! The books in this series will help you expand your creativity, overcome technical obstacles, and explore new media. Each 64-page paperback focuses on the materials and methods of a specific medium and provides step-by-step demonstrations, helpful tips, and plenty of encouragement.

The quality of instruction in this series is unsurpassed. Each book is written and illustrated by a professional artist who specializes in the particular medium and is uniquely qualified to guide the reader to a new level of expertise.

About the Author:

Christine Mariotti is a widely known artist and teacher in the area of fiber arts and fashion. Her work has been published in several craft books, and she has worked as textile artist designer in the entertainment field and garment industry for 25 years.

Trained in New York State as a professional artist and teacher, Christine was drawn to the areas of surface design and textile sin graduate school. Much of her knowledge came from owning and operating Textile Resources, Ltd., and from being affiliated with Wildfiber--both of which are fiber art studios and stores.

Christine's special interest is teaching the fine art of textile design and illustration, and she has taught accredited classes at many colleges in the southern California area. She also conducts workshops at Widlfiber, located in Santa Monica, California.

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