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Extreme Rambling: Walking Israel's Separation Barrier. For Fun.
4.14
Is the Security Barrier really a security device to protect Israel against suicide bombings, or a poor attempt at land grabbing, one that in fact perp...more
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Dec 30, 2011
 
Creative Wildfire
4.05
In Creative Wildfire: An Introduction to Art Journaling - Basics and Beyond, LK Ludwig describes different ways of covering surfaces of art journal pa...more
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May 27, 2012
 
The Repurposed Library
3.66
I've been a fan of Lisa Occhipinti since seeing a photo of her book mobile floating around the Internet. With [[ASIN:1584799099 The Repurposed Library...more
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Jan 29, 2012
 
Layered Impressions: A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting
4.00
Most of the works in the book aren't really to my taste but I still thoroughly enjoyed it (I pick up nearly every mixed media book I see!).

Author Kati...more
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Jun 11, 2012
 
Art of Decorative Paper Stencils
3.78
I had a lot of fun with this book, which got me reaching for paper and a pair of scissors immediately so I could start cutting. Included are designs f...more
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Nov 27, 2011
 
The Cloth Paper Scissors Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art
3.83
I've never read a print issue of Cloth Paper Scissors though I'm a fan of the website, so the projects in this book were all new to me. Most of the te...more
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Nov 28, 2011
 
Design*Sponge at Home
4.08
this review is adapted from
a longer review at my blog, liberal sprinkles

Design*Sponge at Home is full of inspiring and do-able ideas that will get yo...more
Aug 23, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Put Your Stamp on It: 20 Adorable Projects, Plus Instructions for Hand-Carving Beautiful Stamps
3.00
This book is great for beginner crafters who would like to learn how to make or personalize their own gifts and accessories. There is a good introduct...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 23, 2013
 
Cut It, Paste It, Sew It: A Mixed-Media Collage Sourcebook
3.50
There are lots of cute Japanese-style collages in this mixed-media collage sourcebook. It's not a how-to book, there are no instructions on creating t...more
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Sep 28, 2011
 
Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers
3.87
The idea of mixing mixed media techniques and cooking recipes is novel but I felt the food imagery needed to be developed more. Other than the use of...more
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Creative Paper Cutting: Basic Techniques and Fresh Designs for Stencils, Mobiles, Cards, and More
3.87
This is quite a fun book although a bit repetitive and not many techniques are taught. Apart from instructions on techniques, there are also pages dev...more
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Sep 30, 2011
 
Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your World
3.55
Mod Podge Rocks and oh yes, this book rocks, too. It's filled with lots of great ideas for beginners and serious crafters alike.

Author Amy Anderson g...more
Mar 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
 
Paris: Made by Hand: 50 Shops Where Decorators and Stylists Source the Chic & Unique
3.66
I lived in Paris 10 years ago and still visit every 2 or 3 years. I would definitely take this book with me the next time I visit. The size is just pe...more
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Oct 01, 2011
 
Altered Book Collage
3.56
This is a useful book if you're starting to alter books and do collage work. It describes a lot of great basic techniques like layering, creating back...more
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Oct 09, 2011
 
Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed-Media Techniques
4.11
What an incredible book this is to learn about different ways of creating mixed-media art. The book covers a lot of techniques, many of which I haven'...more
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Oct 17, 2011
 
Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art
4.19
I had fun reading this book and trying out some of the projects. The title is apt for this is a 100% craft book with lots of ideas for playing with pa...more
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 22, 2012
 
Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media
4.14
I found this a fun, light yet very useful take on an old subject. Heather Smith Jones demonstrates traditional and more experimental ways of using wat...more
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Oct 19, 2011
 
One Artist Journal
4.62
One Artist Journal, a self-published compilation of Orly Avineri's online visual journaling, is one of the most interesting art journaling books I've...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 19, 2012
 
1,000 Artists' Books: Exploring the Book as Art
4.24
Visually this book is gorgeous. There is plenty of eye candy and the variety of styles and constructions of the books featured make 1,000 Artists' Boo...more
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Dec 08, 2012
 
Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox
3.93
Creative Foundations is a very informative book with clear and well-illustrated instructions on executing 40 techniques that can be used for both scra...more
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Oct 15, 2012
 
Modern Mix: 16 Sewing Projects That Combine Designer Prints & Solid Fabrics, 7 Quilts + Pillows, Bags & More
3.57
When I first started sewing two years ago, I used lots of print fabrics because I was just amazed at the designs available. It was only after a few mo...more
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Oct 27, 2011
 
The Artist Unique: Discovering Your Creative Signature Through Inspiration and Techniques
3.60
This book reminds me a little of [[ASIN:160061082X Taking Flight: Inspiration And Techniques To Give Your Creative Spirit Wings]], but it falls far sh...more
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Oct 27, 2011
 
Mixed and Stitched: Fabric Inspiration and How-To's for the Mixed Media Artist
3.31
I was a little disappointed after reading this book; I expected more mixed-media projects but it's largely a sewing book with quirky projects. Other t...more
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Oct 31, 2011
 
Print & Stamp Lab: 52 Ideas for Handmade, Upcycled Print Tools
4.26
This is a brilliant book to get ideas for what to use to make your own stamping and printing tools. Traci Bunkers sees potential in ordinary, cheap ma...more
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Print & Stamp Lab
3.67
This is a brilliant book to get ideas for what to use to make your own stamping and printing tools. Traci Bunkers sees potential in ordinary, cheap ma...more
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Sew Wild: Creating With Stitch and Mixed Media
4.00
OK, if you're familiar with painting and mixed-media art, the surface design techniques in this book may not be new to you. But used them to create yo...more
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Nov 04, 2011
 
Adventures in Bookbinding: Handcrafting Mixed-Media Books
3.48
Why limit yourself to binding books with just paper? In Adventures in Bookbinding, Jeanine Stein, author of the wonderful Re-bound, shows you how you...more
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Nov 13, 2011
 
Art at the Speed of Life: motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day
3.73
This book is filled with ideas, artists' thoughts and inspiration. I like the tips on maximizing the time you have to create art, especially the one o...more
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Nov 20, 2011
 
Playing with Books: The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining the Book
3.99
If you're looking for examples of paper crafts and book art, there are other books that are more comprehensive, like Papercraft: Design and Art With P...more
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Sep 11, 2011
 
Acrylic Fusion: Experimenting with Alternative Methods for Painting, Collage, and Mixed Media
4.42
The beauty of acrylics is that it's such a versatile medium and this book is a good showcase of the wide range of effects that can be achieved using a...more
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Oct 15, 2012
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