Mickey Lawlers Skyquilts: 12 Painting Techniques * Create Dynamic Landscape Quilts (Paperback)
  • Mickey Lawlers Skyquilts: 12 Painting Techniques * Create Dynamic Landscape Quilts (Paperback)

Mickey Lawlers Skyquilts: 12 Painting Techniques * Create Dynamic Landscape Quilts (Paperback)

Paperback 112 Pages / Published: 16/11/2011
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With Mickey Lawler, the best-selling author of SKYDYES, even beginners who have never picked up a brush can learn to paint striking scenes on fabric. She demonstrates how to paint every nuanced texture found in nature, from cloudy skies to rosy sunsets, blue water to green fields, and stone walls to wood grains. Includes a gallery of projects made with lush landscape fabrics that is sure to inspire.

Publisher: C & T Publishing
ISBN: 9781607052432
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 13 mm


Dec 11

Known for her distinctive Skydyes fabric, this book delves into Mickey Lawler's fabric-painting world, detailing her approach to creating dramatic fabrics for use in art quilts. There are instructions for twelve different techniques demonstrating how to paint cloudy skies, reflective waterscapes and panoramic scenes, touching on a variety of methods such as stamping and scrunching to achieve depth and texture. A gallery of inspiring art-quilts made by various artists with Skydyes fabric provides a plethora of design ideas, and the inclusion of a few easy projects makes this a must for quilters of any skill level interested in painting their own fabrics to punch up the drama and visual interest in their landscape quilts.

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Sept 12

Using fabric paint to create your own unique fabric can be great fun and I can't think of a better instructor than Mickey Lawler. Mickey's latest book, "Mickey Lawler's SkyQuilts" is a great way to get started. The book provides a complete list of all the tools and equipment you will need as well as information on what type of paints, fabrics and brushes work best. Color mixing is covered along with ideas on the best way to set up your painting area. You will learn the difference between painting on damp fabric and painting on dry fabric. Soon you will be working on creating skies and foregrounds. Then on to special effects. Mickey has chosen 5 of the most popular painting techniques that will lend texture and dimension to your project. Using Mickey's "design strip" technique you will be able to make dramatic quilts using large, uncut sections of your fabrics. All in all you will quickly master 12 different fabric painting techniques. The photos and instructions are very clear and easy to understand and are suitable for all skill levels. There are three projects in this book, Mountains (hand appliqued), Beach Houses (design strip) and City Pillow (this project uses a stencil.) Don't be afraid to try fabric painting. After all, you don't have anything to lose and think of all the beautiful painted landscapes, water scenes and moody skies you can add to your fabric stash! For those of you who learn visually, you will want to pick up Mickey's DVD "Mickey Lawler Teaches You to Paint Landscape Fabric." This is like having a private lesson from Mickey right in your own home. Many of the same techniques found in her books are covered on the DVD and you have the added bonus of enjoying Mickey's personality. She will soon wash away all your doubts and have you chomping at the bit to jump into fabric painting. I especially like the chapter titled "Oh no, I Messed Up!" Sun Printing is also covered. Downloads on the disk are in PDF format and include a color mixing formula sheet and a listing of tools and supplies. I recommend purchasing both the book and DVD if you can.

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