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Watercolour Still Life – Session Four

In Session 4 of the course we’ll look at ways to paint fabric in our still life. A draped cloth can add interest and movement to your arrangement. We’ll look at painting a striped cloth and also a lace fabric, experimenting with using resist methods and negative painting.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

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.

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Painted Mirror Frame

Add a pop of colour and pattern to your home with this decorative mirror frame. Laura will show you how to paint and construct the frame using simple materials and techniques.

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Inspired by Ceramics: Table Runner

Discover how Linda chooses a fabric colour palette for a summer table runner inspired by a collection of hand painted ceramics. Follow our lead and be inspired by your tableware to make a perfectly coordinating quilted table runner. She uses stitch and flip technique in a quilt as you go method of piecing. This is an ideal project for making use of many coloured scraps.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Three

In Session 3 of the course we’ll paint a patterned 3D object. We’ll demonstrate painting teapots and china jugs, but maybe you have a patterned vase or or tin that you’d prefer to include in your still life? Linda will demonstrate how to handle the pattern without painting every detail. 

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Customising Digital Print Fabric

Creating fabric design for digital print is just the start, once the fabric is printed you can still customise it using some of your favourite surface design techniques. In these workshops Laura shows how you can work with a digital print fabric to modify it with discharge dyeing and hand lettering.

Watercolour Tips – Lifting Out

Join Linda to paint a leaf in watercolour and discover how she creates organic, special effects and finally lifts out fine details.

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Watercolour Still Life – Session Two

In Session 2 of the course we’ll look at how to paint a transparent object. Linda will demonstrate painting a glass of water but you can paint any glass object. See how she uses masking fluid to preserve the highlights.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session One

In the first session we’ll take a look at the materials and equipment you need to get started with watercolour painting, talk about the colours you might choose in your palette, different papers and brushes, then we’ll jump straight in and paint a piece of fruit.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Painterly Leaves and Texture

Inspired by collected leaves, Linda’s working in her sketchbook with easy to achieve painterly effects with watercolour and acrylic inks.

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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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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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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.

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

Embroidered Crazy Bookwrap

Decorate any book with a crazy embroidered bookwrap.

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Lilac Applique Panel

Inspired by watercolour and pen drawings in Linda’s sketchbook, Laura demonstrates how you can take a successful sketchbook page and translate it into stitched textiles. From Linda’s lilac painting she creates a free appliqué with machine stitching.

To access this post, you must purchase Lilac Applique Panel.

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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