The ever-creative and productive Jane Davila just sent word that her new book, Surface Design Essentials, to be released in mid-January is now up on the C&T website as well as Amazon. Contact Jane if you would like an autographed copy.
Apropos to the title, my contribution was art fabric. Jane shares all the details about the book,
A smaller format book with a covered spiral binding, Surface Design Essentials explores the use of acrylic paints, mediums, acrylic inks and water soluble pencils on fabric and some unusual, mixed-media surfaces. In addition to the 15 techniques covered, there are 7 projects to help you get started playing and creating. I think it will be a handy reference tool for any artist working with paints, inks and mediums.
Other artists included in the book are Judy Coates Perez, Terry Grant, Jane LaFazio, Natalya Aikens, Elin Waterston and Lynn Koolish.
Jane also has another exciting development to announce with the book:
Paired with the release of this book will be C&T and Liquitex’s new Surface Design Center to quilt shops near you. The Surface Design Center features:
24 Liquitex Soft Body Acrylic colors
4 Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink colors
Liquitex Fabric Medium
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
& Winsor & Newton Brushes
I had the great pleasure to be in on the development of this center and it was so much fun to test out the products and give input as to what art quilters and mixed-media artists would find most valuable and useful in it. We debuted the center at Quilt Festival in Houston last month and invited everyone walking by to sit and paint and play with the mediums. We had such a fantastic response!
I’m delighted that it will be much easier for art quilters to find these products in their local quilt stores. I’m equally delighted that this means that more and more people will be experimenting with making art quilts and trying things they haven’t yet tried. The Force is strong in those of us who play with paint and we welcome more people to join us!