Plaster Studio: Mixed-Media Techniques for Painting, Casting and Carving

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North Light Books, May 2, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Return to the origin of the earth and discover a new way of playing in the mud.

Raw, friendly and easily altered, plaster is perhaps the most versatile art medium you have yet to encounter. Beautiful in its luminosity, yet open to receiving a multitude of alterations, plaster will easily agree to being painted, carved, cast and sculpted. Stephanie Lee and Judy Wise will walk you through 24 step-by-step projects and will introduce you to a variety of plaster forms. The techniques you’ll be introduced to will inspire you to go on and develop your own creations.

Inside Plaster Studio you will discover how to:

  • Apply image transfers to a plaster surface
  • Make plaster projects glow with the addition of encaustic medium
  • Create book pages and covers from plaster
  • Add depth with plaster and stencils
  • Cast objects from plaster that are easy to add to other works of art
  • Bring three-dimensional intrigue to projects using wire armature with plaster gauze
  • Take your work to the next level with the help of inspiring gallery works from the authors and talented contributingartists

Mix up your first batch of plaster today and see what Plaster Studio will inspire your imagination to carve out!


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Raw Material Renewed Inspiration
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Painting on Plaster
Casting and Carving
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Stephanie Lee is the author of Semiprecious Salvage (North Light Books) and has also been published in Somerset, Belle Armoire, and Somerset Workshop (numerous times). She is a mixed-media jewelry designer and plaster artist and teaches sold-out workshops regularly both in the US and abroad. Stephanie is active online through her blog and Etsy shop.

Judy Wise is an Oregon artist who teaches to sold-out workshops across the United States and abroad. In addition to book illustration her work has been featured on greeting cards, calendars, educational materials, gift bags, tapestries, and has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Creative Blogging and the cover of Teesha Moore's Play Magazine as well as numerous North Light books.

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