This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
The Ideal Head given in one of the supplementary sheets would be effective painted on a plaque of fine porcelain and named in a square flat moulding of bronze or old silver. Make the flesh tints fair; hair light, shaded with a warmer tint, and with a little grey in the half tones; eyes blue, butl not too bright, and shaded with a warmer blue and a little brown; ruff white, the shading in the plaits a warm grey with some brown, and the lighter part shaded with cool blue greys. The dress may be a pale yellow, not bright, but mixed with black. Make the background dark blue. For the leaves of the passion flower use dark warm greens, hut not so dark as the blue of the background. The passion flowers should be shaded with grey and with a little very light green; make their centies a dark rich purple, and the stamens a dull orange.
The Butterflies may be painted on china in theirnatural colouring, which is as follows; - The body very dark brown, almost black; the wings pale yellow, shading to a rich warm brown, with black markings; the edges black, with blue spots, and the antennae brown. Use silver yellow, yellow brown, brown 3 and 4, black, and deep blue green.
The Disk on the Cover of Arts and Crafts with the well-known legend in Sir Laurence Alma-Tadema's studio, which we reproduce, enlarged in the supplement sheets, is conceived in the spirit of the old Delft pottery. The design is by the late J. Gleeson White. If painted on a plaque it would behest treated in monochrome, in old blue. If colour be preferred, old majolica would suggest the scheme. The fruits yellow and orange, the sun and its rays pale yellow or metallic gold, the ribbon shaded with blue, and the letters in dark blue with orange shadows might be found a pleasant harmony, the colours being all kept somewhat subdued.
Decoration for a Sermon Case, adaptable, also, for a Corporal Case.
(The companion Design for a Stole will be given next month. For directions for treatment, see p. 44.)
Detail (full size) of the Egyptian Lotus Design on page 48.
(For treatment of both designs, see p. 44.)
Border for a Tea-cloth