Lisa’s book is an introduction to a range of mixed media and surface design techniques for textiles with simple steps and photos for each.
The techniques demonstrated are; using an assortment of Fabric Paints in a variety of different surface design ways, Stamping, Decorative Rubbings, Metallic Foils, using Thermofax screens, Stenciling, Combining Different Fabric Types, Creative Stitch work, Textural Quilting, and Resources (with links)
Lisa also talks about how she finds inspiration in her everyday surroundings and travels, from patterns in tile mosaics to decorative Japanese manhole covers, to use in her work.
I appreciate the fact that Lisa admits to being impatient to move forward with a process,
I think we can all relate to that. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t and she shares that outcome when it’s happened, so you can avoid the same mistake. What a great effect rubbing the tile floor using shiva paintstiks created!
Lisa self published her ebook through Amazon and plans to do a series. The nice thing about her working this way is there’s no need for international shipping and for less than $10 you can buy it straight from your kindle or go to Amazon and download it, transfer it to your ipad through itunes and then use the kindle app to view it in a matter of minutes.
To check out some other reviews of Creative Journeys visit:
8th December – Sarah Ann Smith – www.sarahannsmith.com/weblog
9th December – Lyric Kinard – http://lyrickinard.com/blog
10th December – Erica Spinks – http://creativedabbling.blogspot.com.au
11th December – Susan Brubaker Knapp – http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com
12th December – Brenda Gael Smith – http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog
14th December – Shelley Stokes – http://cedarcanyontextiles.com/category/blog