Beginning Illumination: Learning the Ancient Art, Step by Step (Hardcover)

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A short history of the art, including photos of some of the world's great medieval masterpieces, gives you context, and then you're introduced to the materials and basic techniques.
  • First learn the proper ways of preparing your parchment, selecting pigments, gilding, and using color.
  • Next, the five steps of illuminating are clearly taught in detail.
  • By learning to create friezes, detailed human faces, flourishes, creatures such as dragons and elephants, and much more, you'll discover a skill that has crossed the centuries.

Today, illumination can be used to add a special flair to diplomas, invitations, family trees, or a memorable event like a wedding, a birthday, or an anniversary.

About the Author

Claire Travers has been a craftsperson in illumination since 2001. Fascinated by medieval techniques and following ancient recipes of Theophilus, Dimier, and Cennino Cennini, she composes with a focus on accuracy and honesty. Travers exhibits her work and offers courses.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764350276
ISBN-10: 0764350277
Publisher: Schiffer Craft
Publication Date: May 28th, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English