Monday, July 25, 2016

Book Notes: Fabric and Mosaic

Some craft books just say "ink" or "paint" or "dye" or "glue."

I want to know what kind, what specific brand works best.

Here are two books that do just that.

Easy Mosaics for Your Home and Garden
by Sarah Donnelly


Fabric Surface Design: Painting, Stamping, Rubbing, Stenciling, Silk Screening, Resists, Image Transfer, Marbling, Crayons & Colored Pencils, Batik, Nature Prints, Monotype Printing
by Cheryl Rezendes


  1. Knowing specifics can be helpful. I suppose most books just use the generic so that the readers don't feel they have to get one kind.

  2. It really varies. Some books are so full of specifics that you think the author is getting kickbacks and others are completely vague. Some will even describe the specific paper or fabric, like "Martha Stewart's Beach House Sunday Afternoon upholstery fabric" or "Sweet Sally's Lollipop Papercrafting Series." I am most interested in glues and paint--I don't want whatever it is to fall apart or to have the paint flake off!