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Sketchbook Explorations: for mixed-media and textile artists

Sketchbook Explorations: for mixed-media and textile artists
 

Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work.

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ISBN 9781849944809
Barcode 9781849944809
Published 26 November 2018 by Pavilion Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rhodes, Shelley
Availability Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781849944809
ISBN-10 1849944806
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Pavilion Books
Imprint Batsford Ltd
Publication Date 26 November 2018
International Publication Date 2 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rhodes, Shelley
Category Textile Arts
Needlework & Fabric Crafts
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 276mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 870g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Textile crafts - Miscellanea, Artists' preparatory studies, Creation Literary, artistic, etc
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 746.4
Catalogue Code 965118

Description of this Book

A practical and inspirational guide to help embroiderers and textile artists make the most of sketchbooks to inform their creative work. The artist's sketchbook offers an exciting platform to explore a host of mixed media techniques. Using a combination of paper, textiles, found objects, pencil, ink and paint, Shelley Rhodes shows how a sketchbook can act as an illustrated diary, a visual catalogue of a journey or experience or as a starting point for more developed work. Whether out on location or in the studio, Rhodes explores every stage of the creative process, from initial inspiration to overcoming the fear of a blank page, manipulating paper and images and incorporating `found' objects to build a sketchbook that is both beautiful and inspiring. Sketchbook Explorations is the ideal companion for everyone from the beginner to the more experienced artist looking for exciting techniques to expand their repertoire in mixed media. The book explores: Why work in sketchbooks? The importance and joy of working in a sketchbook. Ways of recording and investigating ideas that inspire. Techniques in mixed media from found objects and layers to three-dimensional sketching. Creating on location. Using electronic devices to develop ideas.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review `An ideal blueprint for the beginner and a motivational guide for the more experienced.' -- Embroidery * Book Review *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Shelley Rhodes is a contemporary mixed media artist who combines fabric, paper and stitch with drawing, prints and digital art. Working from her studio on the Cumbria/Lancashire border she teaches workshops covering all aspects of design, stitch, drawing, sketchbooks and mixed media work. She is a member of the prestigious Textile Study Group and has written for a variety of publications including Drawn to Stitch and Somerset Studio.

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