08 November 2009

Surface Design Essentials

I'm so excited to show you a sneak peak of my newest book. Surface Design Essentials will hit the stores in January 2010!

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.

Some of my very favorite artists generously contributed work for the gallery section of the book. You're going to love to see what they've created!

Judy Coates Perez
Virginia Spiegel
Terry Grant
Jane LaFazio
Natalya Aikens
Elin Waterston
and Lynn Koolish

The book will be available in bookstores and quilt stores worldwide in mid-January. If you'd like to order an autographed copy, please contact me.

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!!


Natalya said...

totally awesome! can't wait to see it!

Karen L R said...

wicked cool. congrats, jane, on your continuing success!

judy coates perez said...

It sounds like you are bringing another wonderful book to the must have textile arts books list.

Thanks so much for asking me to contribute to your book, I can hardly wait to see it.

Plain Jane said...

Thank you Jane D! Can't wait to see your new book, and more importantly use it and learn from it! thanks soo much for including my work in the book.

norma said...

Wow! Three books under your belt. How exciting. I'm sure it will be as great as the other two.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jane...looks like another great book.


Leah said...

Congratulations, Jane!! How exciting!!

Gail Ellspermann said...

Warm congratulations on your latest book, I'm sure it's wonderful! The Surface Design Center sounds like a terrific idea as well - fun stuff!

Jamie Fingal said...

Congratulations on your new book! I am excited to see it. I am very happy for you.