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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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Nov 01, 2011 liberal sprinkles rated it really liked it
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
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