The beauty of illumination has been treasured from the Middle Ages to the present day. Now this invaluable book brings together all the skills and ideas you will ever need to create exquisite designs of your own.
Patricia Carter shows how to enhance calligraphy, texts and a host of other decorative items using watercolour and gouache. Seven complete alphabets are included to enable you to paint stunning capital letters and there are many glorious borders , from classic styles to modern, from simple to more intricate. The techniques include gilding, stippling, shadowing, stylising, mirroring and reproduction, plus the essential skill of laying out a page.
History and nature are Patricia's main source of inspiration and her enthusiasm will inspire artists and calligraphers alike to illuminate their work with colourful, creative designs.
Patricia Carter is the bestselling author of three Search Press titles, all of which are on the subject of illumination. She is, however, first and foremost a miniaturist, and her interest in that lead her to the discovery and revival of silver point, which she has gone on to develop in her own inimitable style. She lives in Neatishead, Norwich..
The beauty of illumination has been treasured from the Middle Ages to the present day. This invaluable book brings together all the skills and ideas you will ever need to create exquisite designs of your own for greetings cards, invitations, frames, bookmarks, boxes and more. * Includes borders, alphabets decorative intials and monograms * Techniques include gilding, stippling, applying colour and shadowing * Learn how to create stylised, floral, ribbon and illustrated designs