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Batik

Water

Experimental 1

Experimental 2

Experimental 3

Links

Practical

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Comments


"You have very skilfully extended the scope of silk painting. Your books are a joy to read and it is very generous of you to share some of your secrets." S H West Sussex

"Received your booklets last week, very user friendly.I am enjoying experimenting with all the fascinating techniques you have shared. Delighted with my purchase." E B Co. Sligo Ireland

"Just to let you know that I have found your handbooks to be so useful. They have changed the way I am able to approach my painting completely." AO Cornwall

"I have benefittedso much from the study ofyour handbook, Silk Painting Using "Hidden" Gutta Lines. This is a'thank you' forcreating a teaching handbook that speaks to an artist's mind. D M-W South Carolina USA

Two ebooks for you to download and view on your computer.

1. Decorative Effects using Silk Paints

Learn how to create stunning effects on silk using iron-fixed silk paints.

Step by step instructions explain Leonard Thompson's Experimental Workshop silk painting techniques.

Page 1: Introduction, Materials and Equipment

Page 2: Salt, Splatter, Spots and Rings, and Wet Threads

Page 3: Hairy Threads, Fabric and Distressed Fabric

Page 4: Wet Cotton Wool, A Spiral of String and Printing

Page 5: Food, Powders and Crumpled Sheets

Page 6: Fused Polythene Threads, Peel Off Stickers and Self Adhesive Plastic

Page 7: Preparing a Stencil, The 1st Method and The 2nd Method

Page 8: Interlocking Designs, Layered Stencil Effects and Sets of Stencils

Page 9: Torn and Cut Paper, Perforated Plastic Sheets and Found Objects

Page 10: Net and Mesh, Natural Materials, Lettering and Combining Effects

Fully illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams

 

Examples of these effects can be viewed in the Experimental Galleries.

 

Please send me an e-mail for details.

2. Silk Painting using "Hidden" Gutta Lines

Learn how to hide the gutta line and create stunning silk paintings using iron-fixed silk paints.

Step by step instructions explain Leonard Thompson's "Hidden" Gutta Line silk painting technique with twelve flower designs for you to paint on silk.

Page 1: Introduction, Materials and Equipment

Page 2: Planning Your Design, Preparing The Silk and The Painting Sequence

Page 3: The Traditional way of using Gutta Lines and The "Hidden" way of using Gutta Lines

Page 4: An Anemone Project

Page 5: Special Effects using "Hidden" Gutta Lines and Mounting a Silk Painting

Page 6: Using the Silk Painting Designs and Many Useful Tips

Page 7: Silk Painting Designs - Water Lily, Rose and  Peonies

Page 8: Silk Painting Designs - Primroses, Tulips, and Arum Lilies

Page 9: Silk Painting Designs - Snowdrops, Rhododendron and Viburnum

Page 10: Silk Painting Designs - Coneflowers, Cymbidium Orchid, Camassia, and Toucan and Orchid

Fully illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams

 

Please send me an e-mail for details.

 

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