This book is 100% recycled art goodness! I’m pretty sure just about every wonderful project and tutorial includes at least one bit of something that originally did something else. So if you like making things out of other things (and would you be here if you didn’t?) then you will love this eye candy packed book that will become your “go to” book for inspiration or to try a new technique you haven’t yet experimented with. This being a compilation of the best of the best you will find lots of styles that will surely broaden your creative pallet. It did for me. I tried using watercolor with recycled book pages to make a Halloween pumpkin card.
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Find out where paint, paper, fabric, metal, and wax all come to play
Uncover the very best articles and projects from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Barbara Delaney, assistant editor for Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, has assembled a gold mine of the top articles, hands-on art pieces, and mixed-media ideas for the first time ever. Explore the exciting worlds of collage, journaling, encaustic, printing, assemblage, metal work, and more. Discover how to make interesting fabric surface designs, keep a uniquely-you sketchbook, and transform a basic photograph into something unexpected. The only rule in this must-have mixed-media resource is that there are no rules.
In addition to projects and techniques, the artists of The Cloth Paper Scissors Book elaborate on their favorite tools and mediums. Choosing and using just the right paint, fabric, paintbrush, glue, paper, wax, found object, and more is made easy for you with this light-hearted guide. The projects inside are suitable for many skill levels, with opportunities for every mixed-media enthusiast to have fun while enhancing their skills and adding a personal touch to their art. If you are new to mixed-media, you will love the accessible and easy-to-learn projects. And if you are already familiar with mixed-media and Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, you will love the convenience of owning so many great articles and art project ideas in one superb collection.
With The Cloth Paper Scissors Book, you’ll enjoy the advice and company of the best mixed-media artists in the convenience of your own home.
By Stefanie Girard