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Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera
This book is a how-to-book for collage artists. This is hands down the best book I have seen on this subject. I probably own about 4/5 collage artist ...more
Feb 2007
Feb 04, 2008
Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks: Exploring and Creating Personal Pages
"Indulge your artistic intuition as you plan and create vivid and revealing visual diaries and sketchbooks." That is from the back of the book and I t ...more
Apr 2007
Feb 04, 2008
The Forgetting Room: A Fiction
The images and imagery provided by the words are beautiful. I put this book on my list of favorites because of what it did for my art. It opened me up ...more
Jan 27, 2009
Feb 04, 2008
Living the Creative Life: Ideas and Inspiration from Working Artists
June 27, 2008: I opened this book tonight and have not even read much of it yet but I started to cry. Cry because it evoked such a feeling of home for ...more
Dec 17, 2008
Jun 10, 2008
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts: An A-to-Z Guide with Detailed Instructions and Endless Inspiration
If you have read Martha Stewart's magazine, then a lot of these projects will look familiar. I don't get the magazine very regularly but always enjoy ...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 08, 2009
Lotta Prints: How to Print with Anything, from Potatoes to Linoleum
I keep going back and forth between giving this book 3 or 4 stars. The style of the prints, the photos, the set up of the book - inspiring. Just lovel ...more
Aug 26, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
Alphabetica: An A-Z Creativity Guide for Collage and Book Artists
This book is purely a book to inspire. It is there to give you ideas but not teach you techniques. The book is called Alphebetica because each of arti ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 10, 2008
Christmas in Minutes: Festive Crafts in Less Than an Hour
Product description:
Who isn't busy during the holidays? Clear, concise instructions teamed with brilliant yet simple ideas make this new book a must
Nov 08, 2009
Nov 05, 2009
Book Arts: Beautiful Bindings for Handmade Books
I am still learning book binding but this had really good photos and techniques for book binding. It is a book I am sure I will use quite a bit in my ...more
Nov 2007
Feb 04, 2008
The Blissful Bath: Handmade Soaps, Scents, and Decorative Accents
I marked this as okay but probably more for the fact it wasn't what I was looking for instead of if it was a good book. For the most part it gives sim ...more
Sep 14, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Simply Green Parties: Simple and resourceful ideas for throwing the perfect celebration, event, or get-together
I really enjoyed the photos/styling of this book. I enjoyed many of the ideas. Seo brings the concept to reduce, recycle and reuse upfront in party pl ...more
Sep 25, 2009
Sep 25, 2009
Collage Unleashed
I was disappointed in this book. It was confusing to follow. It didn't have clear steps for techniques. One page even said to see something below -- a ...more
May 23, 2008
May 21, 2008
The Art of Giving: Gift Ideas to Delight the Senses
This is from description from publishers:
Gift giving is a universal custom, but in today's harried world many of us have moved away from the more co
Sep 17, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Green Guide for Artists: Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist
I love this book! I checked it out from the library and can't wait to purchase it. It is a must have for artists who want to use safer, nontoxic, gree ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Christmas: Making the Perfect Celebration
If you want a complete guide that gives you ideas for food, entertaining, decorations, gift giving and crafts for the holiday season - this is the boo ...more
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 25, 2009
Photo Craft: Creative Mixed Media and Digital Approaches to Transforming Your Photographs
I really love this book. If you are new to digital photography and want to transform your photos into some more artistic - then this book is great pla ...more
Jun 24, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Stamp Artistry: Combining Stamps with Beadwork, Carving, Collage, Etching, Fabric, Metalwork, Painting, Polymer Clay, Repousse, and More
This book is a project book. It gives many projects to follow along step by step. You have to have some knowledge of stamping and just crafts in gener ...more
Jun 10, 2008
Jun 03, 2008
Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Crafts to Make Ahead
You can tell this book was written in the 80's. The crafts are kind of dated. That doesn't mean that they aren't crafts people still do - they just ar ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 16, 2009
Scrapbooking Techniques for Beginners
I haven't ever scrapbooked but I am mixed media artist and so use lots of collage elements in which I use things from the scrapbook aisles at Michael ...more
Apr 19, 2008
Apr 19, 2008
Visual Chronicles: The No-Fear Guide to Creating Art Journals, Creative Manifestos & Altered Books
I am a mixed media artist who was nervous about making an art journal. Because I felt it had to chronicle EVERYTHING. This book I feel is for the begi ...more
Oct 05, 2008
Oct 02, 2008
Inner Excavation: Exploring Your Self Through Photography, Poetry and Mixed Media
I picked this book up at the library and well that was a mistake - a good mistake. Because it made me want to go out and purchase the book right away ...more
Jul 06, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
Full of techniques with good instructions. Each lab has several variations of the technique. Think it would be a good book to have around to get ideas ...more
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Jul 01, 2013
Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects
It is a really nicely laid out book - pretty pictures, projects, packaging. And I have no doubt I will check it out again to do some of the projects. ...more
May 12, 2009
May 08, 2009
Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media
Collaborative art journals - really good inspiration for those that are involved in or looking to collaborate with someone or group.

It is a how-to on
Apr 20, 2014
Apr 10, 2013
Last-Minute Christmas Gifts: Crafting Quick and Classy Presents for Everyone on Your List
Last-Minute Gifts to me in implies that it would be gifts I could make with things I have on hand at home. At least it does for me. So I was expecting ...more
Dec 08, 2008
Dec 08, 2008
Daring Adventures in Paint: Find Your Flow, Trust Your Path, and Discover Your Authentic Voice-Techniques for Painting, Sketching, and Mixed Media
Just a quick note with a longer review later...I read this book and Rose's message just when I needed to hear it.
May 24, 2013
May 21, 2013
1000 Journals Project
Not much writing in this book but very expressive and inspiring art and words. I know there is a documentary and would enjoy seeing it.
Aug 26, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks & Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium
This book I liked but I didn't love. It did teach me some things I never knew how to do or even thought about doing. On some of the techniques it woul ...more
May 22, 2008
May 14, 2008
Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art
Many of the ideas in this book uses images transfers - using an ink jet printer. Not something I have or would want to be using in my art as the ink f ...more
Apr 23, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
How To Organize Your Scrapbook Workspace: Storage Solutions For Any Budget
I think this book would be good for any type of crafter or artist.I am endlessly cleaning my studio and this book gave some new ideas in organizing th ...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
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