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Front cover for Maggie Smith's Get Plastered: plaster, print and stitch
The introduction page to Maggie Smith's Get Plastered: plaster, print and stitchStitch, plaster and brusho mixed-media floral still-life by Maggie Smith

Get Plastered: plaster, print and stitch


Get Plastered: plaster, print and stitch explores the possibilities of using plaster and paint to create texture, shape, and pattern on simple surfaces.

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Inspired by Giorgio Morandi to use still life as a theme, I explain techniques and ideas simply, with clear photography and step-by-step instructions, enabling both beginners and the more experienced embroiderer to achieve some stunning effects.

Full of practical advice Get Plastered is a great how-to book for creating exciting texture and surface detail on calico and paper, with a plaster and paint mixture.

Contents: Introduction, Inspiration (What is a still life?, Drawing!, Photographs), Get Started, Get Going (Mixing, Sampling, Exploring Colour), Ideas for Cards & Book Covers, Having a go – Bottles at last!, Developments (Pattern, Texture, Water Based Oil Colour), Further Developments, Gallery, Hints Tips & Trouble-shooting

Paperback 24 full colour printed pages, over 50 colour photographs
Publisher Roundtuit Publishing (25 Sep 2008)
ISBN-10 1904499295
ISBN-13 978-1904499299