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. 
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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.

Accidental Frames

 

Break the ice when starting a new collage on paper or in your sketchbook by making use of accidental frames! Laura uses the papers which protect the table when printing as a starting point for new work.

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Approximate run time: 15 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Make the most of accidental frames as a starting point for new work.
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Make the most of accidental frames as a starting point for new work.

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Inspired by Paintings

Inspiration is all around us, but we love to look to some of our favourite paintings to help guide our choices when selecting colours for our textile work. In this class Linda will show you how a colour scheme can be established by studying paintings and how she’s begun to select fabrics and embark on a new pieced quilt.

Concertina Sketchbook

Choosing the right format of sketchbook to suit a project can really help get you off to a flying start. In this mini course of three workshops, Linda first demonstrates how a concertina format can be ideal for documenting a journey or landscape subject.

 

ATCs – Tracing and Painting

 

Linda’s working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.

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Approximate run time: 29 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Video Workshop - Linda’s working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.
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Video Workshop – Linda’s working on her collection of ATCs. These mini works of art provide the perfect opportunity to practice your skills. In this workshop Linda will show you how to transfer a motif using tracing, then paint it using acrylics teamed with pens.

To access this post, you must purchase ATCs – Tracing and Painting.

 

Oil Pastel Monoprint & Wash

Using the basic Oil Pastel Monoprint technique, Linda’s developing the process and using it in combination with wash. You’ll already know that oil can work as a resist to waterbased media, see how Linda paints with watercolour adding beautiful fluid washes without losing control of the paint.

Don’t have this workshop in your library? You can add it for £1.50

Approximate run time: 24 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Video Workshop - Using the basic Oil Pastel Monoprint technique, Linda's developing the process and using it in combination with wash. You'll already know that oil can work as a resist to waterbased media, see how Linda paints with watercolour adding beautiful fluid washes without losing control of the paint.
To access this post, you must purchase Oil Pastel Monoprint & Wash.
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Video Workshop – Using the basic Oil Pastel Monoprint technique, Linda’s developing the process and using it in combination with wash. You’ll already know that oil can work as a resist to waterbased media, see how Linda paints with watercolour adding beautiful fluid washes without losing control of the paint.

To access this post, you must purchase Oil Pastel Monoprint & Wash.

 

Mixed Media: Acrylic + Watercolour

 

Experiment with layers in your painting and printmaking for sketchbook work using a combination of acrylic and watercolour. Linda will show you how you can exploit the properties of each to create interesting effects.

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Approximate run time: 16 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Experiment with layers in your painting and printmaking for sketchbook work using a combination of acrylic and watercolour. Linda will show you how you can exploit the properties of each to create interesting effects.
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Experiment with layers in your painting and printmaking for sketchbook work using a combination of acrylic and watercolour. Linda will show you how you can exploit the properties of each to create interesting effects.

To access this post, you must purchase Mixed Media: Acrylic + Watercolour.

Quilting with Grids

Grids can provide you with an excellent basis for your quilting. Linda will show you how to quilt grids with a walking foot and shares her tips for success with this method. Next, with that grid in place, you’ll see how you can work within it using freehand quilting to add beautiful patterns.

Inspired by Nature

Find inspiration in nature and see how Linda interprets a photographic source as a mixed media study in her sketchbook. She’ll show you how to use watercolour, charcoal pencils and oil pastel to create rich surfaces sympathetic to the subject matter. Then working from her sketchbook, Linda interprets the mixed media study into a stitched textile. See how she uses opaque and transparent fabric scraps to build painterly layers adding texture with machine and hand stitching. 

 

Using Masking Fluid

 

Using masking fluid can be a versatile method for your watercolour painting both for conventional paintings and in your sketchbook work. In this workshop Linda will show you different ways to apply it for great effect.

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Please note: some masking fluid products can contain latex so please avoid if you have a sensitivity to latex, and of course, refer to manufacturers guidelines.

Approximate run time: 19 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Using masking fluid can be a versatile method for your watercolour painting both for conventional paintings and in your sketchbook work. In this workshop Linda will show you different ways to apply it for great effect. 
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Using masking fluid can be a versatile method for your watercolour painting both for conventional paintings and in your sketchbook work. In this workshop Linda will show you different ways to apply it for great effect. 

To access this post, you must purchase Using Masking Fluid.

 

Easy Batik Fabrics

 

Learn how to make your own beautiful batik fabrics with simple mark making and layers of colour. We’ll use simple tools and easy-to-use wax to create these stunning, one of a kind fabrics. They’ll be perfect for use in your quilting making and embroidery, in fact any stitched project.

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Approximate run time: 30 minutes

Presenter: Laura Kemshall

Learn how to make your own beautiful batik fabrics with simple mark making and layers of colour. We'll use simple tools and easy-to-use wax to create these stunning, one of a kind fabrics. They'll be perfect for use in your quilting making and embroidery, in fact any stitched project.
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Learn how to make your own beautiful batik fabrics with simple mark making and layers of colour. We’ll use simple tools and easy-to-use wax to create these stunning, one of a kind fabrics. They’ll be perfect for use in your quilting making and embroidery, in fact any stitched project.

To access this post, you must purchase Easy Batik Fabrics.