Stitch Alchemy eBook: Combining Fabric and Paper for Mixed-Media Art

The new and easy-to-download Stitch Alchemy eBook offers more freedom for learning techniques for integrating paper and cloth to create quilted mixed media art.
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Combine two hot trends for a mixed media sensation! The new and easy-to-download Stitch Alchemy eBook offers more freedom for learning techniques for integrating paper and cloth to create quilted mixed media art. Blend the versatility of paper with the dimensional qualities of cloth for paper-cloth which can be easily transformed into collaged quilts using a variety of embellishment techniques from painting to stitching, needlefelting to beading.

Paper-cloth is appealing to many artists because it's inexpensive, and requires less space, equipment, and skill than dyeing fabrics for quilt making. Yet the end results provide layers of complexity and textural appeal. Paper-cloth can also be used to make a wide variety of mixed media projects including art quilts, art dolls, jewelry, artist books, and more.

You will learn step-by-step techniques for making basic paper-cloth, adding color and interest to the foundation with inks, stains, paints, and glazes, how to texturize, printmaking techniques, effects, and more. Ten projects range from bookmarks, paper beads, a journal cover, an inspiration deck, pocket book, and more. A multi-contributor photo gallery will inspire.

If you are interested in altered art, found and recycled art, needle felting and nontraditional elements you will be drawn to the Stitch Alchemy eBook, the first book to cross mediums and show how to blend the versatility of paper with the dimensional qualities of cloth.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Introduction

Chapter 1: Foundations
Learn the origins and basic construction of paper-cloth
The Paper-Cloth Phenomenon
Elemental Materials
Weaving Wonderment

Chapter 2: Serendipity
Discover the recipes for more than eighty paper-cloth examples as well as creativity exercises
Inviting Juiciness
Casting Chance
Crafted Whimsy
Inspiration Station

Chapter 3: Creations
Delight in ten whimsical paper-cloth projects
Festive Los Muertos Greetings
Good Fortune Birds
Crazy-Quilted Bookmarks
Paper Beads
Sweet Rag-Spine Journal Cover
Love Dolls
Journal Me Pouches
Candy Strip Pillow
Bountiful Inspiration Pick-Me-Up
Paper Muses Pocket Book
Paper Quilts

Chapter 4: Gallery
Enjoy more pa Glossary
Resources
About the Author
Cper-cloth projects from esteemed artists


Contributors
Index

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About the Author

Kelli Perkins is a librarian and a mixed-media artist. Her work has been featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, she is a frequent guest on Quilting Arts TV on public television, and she has taught at the International Quilt Festival. She lives in Holland, Michigan.

SKU: EP3818

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kelli Perkins

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685161

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Customer Reviews

Wow, what a lot of fun! Review by K. Amber
Rating

Trendy fusion or not, I just love this paper cloth. I started with Beryl Taylor's Layer By Layer download; and by the end of this book I've so far made 9 yards of paper cloth, one fat-quarter at a time. I can't get enough.
My one complaint: for a book I return to again and again, I'd love it to stand up to use. I've only had it a month, and it's already falling apart.

(Posted on 9/4/13)

Stitch alchemy Review by Jennine Farrugia

This is possibly the best mixed media book I have ever purchased . Usually I can read thru these ebooks in a short time, this one has taken me days and I am still going. There are so many different techniques to look at and so much to learn. Congrats on a fabulous book, I can't recommend it highly enough. I believe this will be my mixed media bible and I will be looking things up many times in the future. Jennine in Brisbane.

(Posted on 3/12/12)