Synopses & Reviews
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 contributing
Mix up your first batch of plaster today and see what Plaster Studio will inspire your imagination to carve out
Discover a new world of possibilities open up through mixed media - working with plaster to create a wide variety of finished works of art. After a brief introduction explaining plaster basics, you are guided through five chapters: Painting on Plaster, Casting & Carving, Sculpture, Book Arts and Encaustic, Mixed Media & Plaster and 25 projects. Each project introduces a new way of incorporating plaster into your work, from the creation of a faux fresco painting, to a stenciled look and from cast-object assemblage to a book with plastered pages. As with any book authored by two artists, you'll receive extra inspiration by seeing how Stephanie and Judy approach plaster in their own way to achieve different results. In addition, gallery pieces from a small handful of contributors will offer even more inspiration.