Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting – Art Academy Direct
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Beginner's Guide to Silk Painting


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Renowned silk painter, Mandy Southan demonstrates all the techniques you need to get to grips with this intriguing medium, beginning with clear artistic advice on materials and using colour and then moving on to basic techniques, all shown through 12 lovely, achievable projects. Proceed through textured effects and using resists, discharge paste, diffusing medium, and other products to create scarves, cushions, pictures, wall hangings and panels. Build skills while producing lovely silk paintings in a variety of styles. Perfect for the complete beginner but also ideal for experienced silk painters wanting to learn new techniques.

* Renowned author, president of the Guild of Silk Painters
* Clear instruction with step-by-step photographs
* Glossary of terms and guide to common mistakes
* 12 beautiful, achievable projects

Table of Contents

Basic materials
Using colour
Colour mixing
Sunflower scarf (painting on damp silk)
Textured effects (using salt)
Using resists
Using gutta
Fossil scarf (using outliner)
Autumn leaves (using gutta with a blended wash)
Sea spray scarf (using wax)
Kingfisher cushion (using wax)
Moving on
Velvet cushion (using discharge paste)
Striped scarf (using diffusing medium)
Exotic orchid wallhanging (using dye-tinted gutta)
Greek mountain landscape (using salt solution)
Flower and grape panel (using anti-spread)
Finishing off (adding detail)
Common mistakes