9781607057444

Pictorial Art Quilt Guidebook: Secrets to Capturing Your Photos in Fabric

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  • ISBN13:

    9781607057444

  • ISBN10:

    1607057441

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-07-07
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Summary

You'll be surprised how easy it is to transform a photo into gallery-worthy fabric art with Leni Wiener's simple methods. Leni walks you step by step through choosing the right fabrics; creating patterns with free software; depicting common elements, such as grass, trees, water, and faces; layering and sewing your collages; and finishing your work for display. Complete patterns and instructions for two quilts help get you started. Use the included Art Quilter's Value Scale to choose the perfect light and dark fabrics for your quilts. Loaded with helpful photos, this guide is a virtual art class in a book.

Author Biography

Leni Levenson Wiener is an art quilter, instructor, and author. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally and appears in compilation books of art quilts. Leni lives just outside of New York City with her husband.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section One: Setting the Stage
Demystifying Color
Throw away that color wheel, here is all you need to know about color
Color Basics
Color Recipes
Color Temperature
Complimentary Colors
Why is it so important to establish a compliment for a color?
Color Terminology
The problem children of the color world—gray, beige and taupe
Moving away from realistic color
The True Value of Understanding Value
What is value?
How to Determine Value
Zingers
Print Density and Value
Changes in Value
Value and Color Compliments
Pattern and Print Scale
Small, Medium and Large Scale Prints
Size Matters
The Unexpected
Solids, Batiks and Hand-dyes
Building a Stash of Fabrics for Art Quilts
What to look for in the Fabric Shop
Organizing your Palette
How much to purchase
When to buy by the Bolt
Section Two: Making an Art Quilt Step by Step

Introduction
Choosing a Photo
Deciding on the Size of your Art Quilt
Preparing your Image
Making and Printing your Pattern from a Photo
Getting Started with Gimp
How to use Gimp
Printing your Full Sized Pattern
Making an Art Quilt, Step by Step
Breaking your Composition into Elements
Breaking the Elements into Sections
Establishing Values in the Pattern
Deciding on Color
Choosing Fabrics
Cutting the Pieces
Freezer Paper
Light Box or Other Light Source
Tracing onto Freezer Paper
Cutting the Fabric Pieces
Evaluating and Making Changes
When Things Go Wrong
Tracing Paper Template
Gluing it Together
Tips in this section
The next element, the boy
The Tree
Adding the Surrounding Environment
Finishing your Art Quilt
Batting or No Batting
Backing Fabric
Functional Sewing
Edge Finishing

Art Quilt Process Checklist

Section Three: Tips and Tricks for Common Elements

Introduction

Land and Sea
Trees
Leaves
Grass
Water
Rocks
Distance
Sky

People
Skin tones
Eyes
Lips
Hands
Hair
Body Language
Afghan Girl

Animals
Fur
Feathers
Beaks and Feet
Reptiles
Eyes
Conclusion

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