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The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques For Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals And More
Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, and Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist

The Green Guide for Artists will inspire artists of all types to make better eco-concious choices within their work and studios. Informative and fun, this unique book is perfect for seasoned and beginning artists, teachers and anyone looking to make a difference through their creative life.

Includes:
DIY recipes for mixing a variety of your own non-toxic paints, mediums and adhesives
Tips on keeping a green studio or workspace and using safe and eco-friendly work practices
Fresh Ideas for using recycled materials through creative step by step projects
A gallery featuring exciting contemporary artists whose work and methods reflect a green sensibility
A handy resource guide for eco-friendly materials, information and communities

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The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques For Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals And More


by Karen Michel

Editorial Review: Altered art is hot. It's a current term that encapsulates all the layered, complex imagery used by artists who make altered books, keep artist journals, and do collage. The concept is even crossing into the scrapbooking world. This is the most comprehensive technique book published to date for creating altered imagery and covers a range from traditional art techniques to digital art techniques, showing how to blend and merge the two successfully. The technique section is followed by a project gallery that shows how to use your finished imagery in collage, journal, and altered book projects. There is significant crossover among artists who work in the areas of collage, artist journals and altered books and although there are books on each of these distinct areas of art, there is not a good comprehensive book that thoroughly covers all of the methods of visual imagery and manipulation that can be applied when creating collage, altered books, journals or even for framed art, until now.

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books * magazines * zines that i've contributed to:

Art Saves: Stories, Inspiration and Prompts Sharing the Power of Art by Jenny Doh
The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions from Items Cast Aside by Tammy Kushnir
Somerset Studio Magazine : Jan/Feb 2010 Issue

Exhibition 36: Mixed Media Demonstrations by Susan Tuttle

True Vision: Authentic Art Journaling by L.K. Ludwig

Mixed-Media Self-Portraits: Inspiration & Techniques by Cate Coulacos Prato

The Art of the Family Tree: Creative Family History Projects Using Paper Art, Fabric and Collage by Jenn Mason

Fabric Memory Books: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Lesley Riley

Beyond Paper Dolls by Lynne Perrella

Alphabetica: An A To Z Technique Guide For Collage And Book Artists by Lynne Perrella

Quilted Memories : Journaling, Scrapbooking & Creating Keepsakes with Fabric by Lesley Riley

Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond The Unexpected by Claudine Hellmuth

The Art Of Fabric Books: Innovative Ways To Use Fabric In Scrapbooks, Altered Books & More by Jan Bode Smiley

Premier Issue of

Crafting Personal Shrines by Carol Owen

Artist's Journals & Sketchbooks / Exploring and Creating Personal Pages by Lynne Perrella

Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking by Holly Harrison

Tub Legs : An Art Zine, Issue 2 2003

Altered Art Books by Kerry Carbary, Turtle Press

Somerset Studio Magazine : July/August 2003 : Artist Profile

TRUE COLORS: A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals by Lynne Perrella

COLLAGE FOR THE SOUL : Expressing Hopes & Dreams Through Art by Holly Harrison & Paula Grasdal, Rockport Publishers

CRAFT REPORT Magazine : 2/03 : Insights of Book Artists

THE DECORATED PAGE by Gwen Diehn, Lark Books

THE STUDIO ZINE by Teesha Moore

 

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