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Mixed Mania

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  54 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Featuring a wide range of mixed media projects, this outrageously fun craft primer takes a decidedly unstuffy approach to an immense range of art methods. Projects—including art quilts, painting, collage, bookbinding, assemblage, doll making, decoupage, and image transfers—are divided into three main sections: Artistic Appetizers, Creative Main Courses, and Sweet Treats an ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Interweave Press (first published November 1st 2008)
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liberal sprinkles
Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater cooked up a fun and interesting cookbook of mixed-media recipes. While I didn't find all the projects visually appealing (for instance I found the doll made from salvaged junk truly ugly), they are very varied and unusual, not what you'd see in most mixed-media books. There are a lot of ideas for weird and maybe wonderful stuff you can create. The techniques and media the book covers are also wide-ranging enough to interest both beginners and more seasoned crafters ...more
Jan 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: arts-and-crafts
A colorful, chatty craft book that was a lot of fun to flip through. Unfortunately, a lot of the projects were not my taste (Reliquary Girls, Quilted Clutch) or way beyond my skill level (Art Quilt, Fabric Journal). Crane and Prater invite readers to be a part of their own long-distance collaboration and offer excellent definitions and substitutions. They also serve up terrific ideas for doing something creative everyday. All in all, I enjoyed paging through, but Mixed Mania is a book for someon ...more
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really love this book! In fact.. I renewed it 2 times and still have it (past due for 4 days now) I just can't quite give it up it is so good! I think I am going to have to purchase myself a copy! Yes.. It is that good and more than this ~ it is Fun!!!
Debra Lowman
Sep 27, 2016 rated it liked it
There are some creative techniques from various mixed media artists here. Some of it was simply not my style or type of art, but the presentation was great.
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