Showing posts with label Jane Davila's Surface Design Essentials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jane Davila's Surface Design Essentials. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Some Goodies for Me

I'm trying to hurry to finish my work so I can get downstairs and have some "me" time.  I would work at this computer for 12-14 hours at a time if I did not set limits on myself and my co-workers were on auto-pilot.

These are some books that I'm actually not giving away.  I know, can you believe it?  I bought these for myself recently and I'm excited to have some time to look through them as well as finish up a few UFO's.

For time's sake I'm only going to give you a quick review of Jane Davila's Surface Design Essentials.  I'll get to the other two as soon as I get into them a little more.  No fair in reviewing a book you have not even had time to read right?

 
If I've said it once, I've said it a hundred times, I'm a visual learner.  But it is true.  If I read instructions without pictures, and good pictures at that,  then I stall and my mind goes blank.  Here are a few snapshots of the photos and instructions in Surface Design Essentials.
Here Jane is describing color mixing.  For some folks that comes natural, not for me.  Last night while giving Zach a bath he asked me what green and red made (he likes food coloring in his bath water)....I had no idea. (non-fiction)
Do you get excited when you see all the design tools and supplies but you don't have a clue what to do with them?  Good, that means I'm not alone.  This book gives instructions and describes what to do with the supplies that many of us have in a drawer someplace because we did not know what to do with it.  No, I'm not going through your drawers....I'm a psychic medium in my spare time :)

  • Using Soft Body Acrylics
  • Using Acrylic Mediums
  • Creating Background Washes
  • Using Acrylic Ink
  • Stamping
  • Printing
  • Mono-printing-Subtractive
  • Mono-printing- Additive
  • Sun printing
  • Stenciling
  • Painting Unusual Surfaces
  • Using Water-Soluble Ink Pencils
  • Modifying Commercial fabric
  • Making Image Transfers
So you see, I'm not so generous after all.  LOL  I'm off to the basement now....that is where my sewing area/design studio/stuff is :)

Smiles,
Kelly

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