I wrote, designed and self-published Creative Alchemy, 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, as a supplement to my Acrylic Inks class, with the intention of eventually writing other books in a series on the different painting media and techniques I teach, under the Creative Alchemy title.
10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, covers all the various demos I do in my acrylic ink workshops, with photos of samples I’ve made over the last several years while teaching and discovering so many different ways to paint with this versatile medium on fabric.
I discuss the range of acrylic inks on the market, recommend the fabric I like most for painting, I show examples and explain a variety of surface design and painting techniques, and additional tools and supplies
for applying inks to fabric, masking techniques, printing with hand-made foam, hand-carved rubber and imported wood stamps, and show ways of layering multiple techniques to create complex cloth.
I also, have a chapter on the process of creating 4 large painted whole-cloth pieces from start to finish with step out photos, sharing my inspiration, and discussing the symbolism, and thought process I went through to create them.
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I’m so excited to have this book for my next workshops in Fort Collins, Colorado next month. I’ll be teaching two 2-day workshops on painting with acrylic inks, for the Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters.
The first workshop June 3-4 is full, but the second one June 6-7, still has a few openings. If you’d like to join us, contact the Rocky Mountain Creative Quilters and book your spot!