Our newsletter for 21st November 2019
Hello and welcome to our newsletter. It’s been a busy week here at DesignMatters HQ! What with trips to London and the arrival of our new thread collection for Madeira, we have lots to tell you about so please do read on for all the latest…
If you pre-ordered your thread collection then it’s been packed up today and is on its way to you as we speak. We hope you’ll love the threads as much as we do and can’t wait to see what you make with them.
New on DesignMatters this week…
Video Workshop – Watercolour Rescue
Ways to watch:
- how to work directly with the beauty of nature to print from leaves and flowers onto paper. This intriguing and serendipitous technique will create beautiful papers that are perfect for collage and mixed media work, binding to make a book and as the basis for drawing.
- how to make concertina books to bind your loose papers. These books are perfect for binding your plant prints, monoprints, indeed any work that you’ve done on loose sheets that needs a home! Discover this simple method of bookbinding that has endless creative opportunities.
- Take a close look at Linda’s plant printed pages and learn how you can use coloured pencils, pen and watercolour to enhance and develop your prints on paper. See how with a little additional tone and colour you can enhance contrast and detail to really make the most of those prints and importantly, add a personal direction to your work.
All of these three workshops are available for just £4.50 with instant, unlimited access. Just click on the button below to find out more.
Finally, I’ve been in London this week enjoying some of the art to be found there. I just love Tudor portraits, especially for the way that the clothing is painted. Just look at this fabulous example of costume in this portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.