Composing with Photos

 

Using photographs in design compositions can be exciting, but also tricky. Join Laura to see lots of examples and discover tips for success.

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Approximate run time: 29 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Using photographs in design compositions can be exciting, but also tricky. Join Laura to see lots of examples and discover tips for success.
To access this post, you must purchase Composing with Photos.
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Using photographs in design compositions can be exciting, but also tricky. Join Laura to see lots of examples and discover tips for success.

To access this post, you must purchase Composing with Photos.

 

Tonal Tracing

Laura will show you how you can use a tracing method to quickly record a tonal study, both with crosshatching and wash. This is a great technique for developing a drawing as an end in itself, or as a preliminary study for something more.

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Approximate run time: 17 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Laura will show you how you can use a tracing method to quickly record a tonal study, both with crosshatching and wash. This is a great technique for developing a drawing as an end in itself, or as a preliminary study for something more.
To access this post, you must purchase Tonal Tracing.
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Laura will show you how you can use a tracing method to quickly record a tonal study, both with crosshatching and wash. This is a great technique for developing a drawing as an end in itself, or as a preliminary study for something more.

To access this post, you must purchase Tonal Tracing.

Rubbing Transfer

We love making rubbings, they’re a great way to draw without really drawing. But have you ever considered how you can make transfers from your rubbings? In this video workshop Laura shows you how.

Page to Stitch: Painterly Poppies

So you’ve been working in your sketchbook and are really happy with the pages, but how can you translate that to fabric? In this two-part workshop Linda will show you how she creates a painterly study of poppies in her sketchbook then takes those pages as inspiration to create a quilted panel.

Handpainted Collage Papers

 

Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.

Approximate run time: 19 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.
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Create your own handprinted collage papers, perfect for sketchbook and mixed media painting. Then explore how you can expand your collage and have fun playing with scale.

To access this post, you must purchase Handpainted Collage Papers.

Sketchbook Samples

Don’t lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.

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Approximate run time: 12 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Don't lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.
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Don’t lose your stitched samples! Keep them safe and organised in your sketchbook. In this class Laura will show you how to add your stitched samples successfully into your sketchbook and build a lovely reference of technique.

To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook Samples.

Sketchbook to Textiles – Interpreting Marks

 

Join Linda for a look through one of her sketchbooks as she talks about mark making and then how it’s possible to interpret those marks into your textile work, in this case using dimensional fabric paint.

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Approximate run time: 17 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Join Linda for a look through one of her sketchbooks as she talks about mark making and then how it's possible to interpret those marks into your textile work, in this case using dimensional fabric paint. 
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Join Linda for a look through one of her sketchbooks as she talks about mark making and then how it’s possible to interpret those marks into your textile work, in this case using dimensional fabric paint. 

To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook to Textiles: Interpreting Marks.

Mixed Media: Art Journal Pages

We always encourage you to save your scraps, but what to do with all those bits of paper? They are perfect for using in a mixed media art journal page. In this video workshop Laura will show you how to quickly colour your sketchbook page using scraped acrylic paint, create a frame, add collage elements and draw linear details. The pages you’ll make will make the perfect home for your art diary writing, photos and collected ephemera.

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Approximate run time: 23 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

We always encourage you to save your scraps, but what to do with all those bits of paper? They are perfect for using in a mixed media art journal page. In this video workshop Laura will show you how to quickly colour your sketchbook page using scraped acrylic paint, create a frame, add collage elements and draw linear details. The pages you'll make will make the perfect home for your art diary writing, photos and collected ephemera.
To access this post, you must purchase Mixed Media: Art Journal Pages.
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We always encourage you to save your scraps, but what to do with all those bits of paper? They are perfect for using in a mixed media art journal page. In this video workshop Laura will show you how to quickly colour your sketchbook page using scraped acrylic paint, create a frame, add collage elements and draw linear details. The pages you’ll make will make the perfect home for your art diary writing, photos and collected ephemera.

To access this post, you must purchase Mixed Media: Art Journal Pages.

Sketchbook to Fabric

We’re often asked how to translate successful sketchbook pages into fabric techniques. In this video Laura demonstrates how easily that can be done with a little sampling and experimentation. She’ll work with ink, acrylic paint and hand dyeing to interpret design ideas from her sketchbook pages.

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Approximate run time: 23 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

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We're often asked how to translate successful sketchbook pages into fabric techniques. In this video Laura demonstrates how easily that can be done with a little sampling and experimentation. She'll work with ink, acrylic paint and hand dyeing to interpret design ideas from her sketchbook pages.
To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook to Fabric.
To access this content, you must purchase Sketchbook to Fabric, or log in if you are a member.

We’re often asked how to translate successful sketchbook pages into fabric techniques. In this video Laura demonstrates how easily that can be done with a little sampling and experimentation. She’ll work with ink, acrylic paint and hand dyeing to interpret design ideas from her sketchbook pages.

To access this post, you must purchase Sketchbook to Fabric.

Adding White

 

We’re used to working from light to dark in our sketchbooks so let’s mix it up and start with dark backgrounds and add white. Laura will show you how you can use a range of white and light media to add highlights and pattern to your sketchbook pages.

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Approximate run time: 23 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

We're used to working from light to dark in our sketchbooks so let's mix it up and start with dark backgrounds and add white. Laura will show you how you can use a range of white and light media to add highlights and pattern to your sketchbook pages. 
To access this post, you must purchase Adding White.
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We’re used to working from light to dark in our sketchbooks so let’s mix it up and start with dark backgrounds and add white. Laura will show you how you can use a range of white and light media to add highlights and pattern to your sketchbook pages. 

To access this post, you must purchase Adding White.

Line/Shape

 

Considering the Elements of Design can seem daunting, but really they are just the ingredients in any project. In this workshop Linda discusses ideas for creating shape using a variety of lines, but no outlines! She also combines stencils and masks to create pattern within a shape.

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Approximate run time: 20 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Considering the Elements of Design can seem daunting, but really they are just the ingredients in any project. In this workshop Linda discusses ideas for creating shape using a variety of lines, but no outlines! She also combines stencils and masks to create pattern within a shape.
To access this post, you must purchase Line/Shape.
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Considering the Elements of Design can seem daunting, but really they are just the ingredients in any project. In this workshop Linda discusses ideas for creating shape using a variety of lines, but no outlines! She also combines stencils and masks to create pattern within a shape.

To access this post, you must purchase Line/Shape.

Rubbings: Frames and Windows

 

Having used rubbings to create frames and windows, see how Linda is working into them with collage and drawing. The focus of this video is on taking existing artwork and sketchbook pages and making photocopies to develop ideas and create perfect collage material.

Read more about 3D printing the rubbing plates and get our files if you’d like to print your own copies using this link to take you to the blog.

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Approximate run time: 18 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Having used rubbings to create frames and windows, see how Linda is working into them with collage and drawing. This is a fun way to include your favourite subjects - anything goes!
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Having used rubbings to create frames and windows, see how Linda is working into them with collage and drawing. This is a fun way to include your favourite subjects – anything goes!

To access this post, you must purchase Rubbings: Frames and Windows.