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Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting by Mandy Southan is perfect for the complete beginner but is also ideal for those who want to learn new techniques! It is difficult to describe what is is that makes painting on silk so fascinating and compulsive. It has a magical quality which attracts people and they usually love if from the first time they try it. It is a relaxing and absorbing process, making it the perfect foil for the stress of modern life. It's easy, it's exciting and it's fun!

 


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Cover  Beginner'sGuide to Silk Painting

Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting

Author: Mandy Southan
Pages: 64
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: Search Press
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4Q0146
Weight: 0.6lb

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Learn how to color soft, lustrous silk with dyes and paints; add highlights, texture and tone to abstract designs or paint beautiful pictures. With just the touch of a brush, you can create luminous washes, vibrant flowers or exotic fruit. Add gold outline, gutta, wax or salt to your palette to produce bold patterns of color, striking atmospheric effects or colorful impressionistic landscapes.

Twelve innovative step-by-step projects illustrate clearly Mandy Southan's fresh and original approach to silk painting.

Author Mandy SouthanAbout the Author

Mandy Southan grew up in Surrey, England and studied textile design at Ravensbourne College of Art. After working in a textile studio in London and as a freelance designer, she set up her own studio. She worked for a number of years with her husband, Ian, producing hand printed and painted fabrics. She now spends her time painting on silk and in watercolor and teaching individuals and small groups.

She specializes in the use of color and finds inspiration living by the sea and in travelling; she is drawn to the Mediterranean where many of her paintings are done. She also loves flowers and is currently working on large floral silk panels for home and business interiors.

Mandy is founder and president of the Guild of Silk Painters and lives in Hastings with her husband and three children.

Table of Contents

 
Introduction 6
Basic Materials8
Using Color12
Color Mixing - Color Wheel 14
Sunflower Scarf - Painting on Damp Silk18
Mandarin Cushion - Painting on Dry Silk22
Textured Effects - Using Salt24
Using Resists26
Iris Picture - Using Gutta28
Fossil Scarf - Using Outliner32
Autumn Leaves - Using Gutta with a Blended Wash36
Sea Spray Scarf - Using Wax38
Kingfisher Cushion - Using Wax42
Moving On46
Velvet Cushion - Using Discharge Paste 48
Striped Scarf - Using Diffusing Medium 50
Exotic Orchid Wallhanging - Using Dye-Tinted Gutta52
Greek Mountain Landscape - Using Salt Solution54
Flower and Grape Panel - Using Anti-Spread 56
Finishing Off - Adding Detail57
Glossary 58
Common Mistakes63
Index 64

Instruction Page
Instruction Page

Exotic Orchid Wallhanging

Exotic Orchid Wallhanging

Velvet Cushion
Velvet Cushion

Sea Spray Scarf Autumn Leaves

Sea Spray Scarf and Autumn Leaves

Fossil ScarfIris Picture
Fossil Scarf and Iris Picture

Using ResistsColor Mixing

Using Resists and Color Mixing

Sunflower Scarf Mandarin Cushion

Sunflower Scarf and Mandarin Cushion

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