Mixed Media

  • A World of Artist Journal Pages

    Dawn Sokol features more than 1000 new, captivating pages from artists across the globe.

    Lists of techniques and materials used for each page, plus behind-the-scenes interviews, give readers a glimpse inside the minds of new and established artists, making this a stimulating compilation sure to inspire beginners and seasoned art journalers alike.

    $29.99
  • Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects

    Discover how to achieve an encaustic effect without the use of wax or heat. Use layers of matte and gloss to create the perfect sheen and luminosity that mimic encaustic and learn about spreadable mediums and pourable formulas that look like wax after completion. You will explore creating crackles, carving with stencils, adding image transfers, and much more with these 45 acrylic techniques for creating faux encaustic.

    In Acrylic Painting for Encaustic Effects, you will find:

    • 45 techniques for making art that looks like encaustic painting – but isn't!
    • Tips on how to achieve the dreamy, layered look of wax without the extra tools, time and space required of encaustic
    • Step-by-step instructions on how to make wax-like elements, incorporate collage, add alcohol inks, play with resin and more
    • 85+ imaginative tips for taking your art to the next level

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  • Acrylic Solutions

    Acrylic Solutions illustrates a wealth of layering methods and techniques. Mix and match to achieve countless variations, building layer upon layer to create unique and wonderfully complex abstract art.

    • Learn more than 30 step-by-step techniques for developing texture and visual interest, including collage, monoprinting, carving, colour blocking, paint skins, raised stencils, glazing and so much more
    • Chapters explore the phases of a multi-layered painting, from surface preparation through adding structure, developing complexity and adding finishing touches
    • Follow the development of two paintings as each layer adds to the finished result, with tons of additional artwork throughout
    • Gain insight on how to make paints, mediums and grounds work for you

    Embracing a spirit of freedom and spontaneity, Acrylic Solutions is a stimulating guide for contemporary artists of any skill level. Beginners will learn how to make visually compelling paintings from start to finish, while more experienced artists will find the tools and inspiration to take their work to the next level.

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  • Adventures in Mixed Media Art

    Adventures in Mixed Media Art is a guidebook for beginning your mixed-media adventure. Starting with a few motivational readings, not only will you harness the creative energy you already have, you'll also learn how to keep that energy flowing.

    Then it's time to jump right in by creating an art journal using guided mixed-media techniques. This journal will be the ideal place to practice your hand lettering, and basic painting and collage techniques. When you're ready, you'll move outside the journal to create canvas paintings, collages and assemblage pieces.

    • 20 mixed-media projects
    • Learn techniques such as hand lettering, embossing, mark making, mixed-media portrait painting and more
    • Upcycle your less-than-stellar pieces into pieces you'll be proud to display!

    $29.99
  • Alternative Art Surfaces

    A compendium of information, inspiration, new ideas and techniques for mixed-media painting and surface design.

    Includes 20 chapters filled to the brim with mixed-media techniques and ideas for painting on more than 35 unique art surfaces, from metal of different types, cast acrylic and resin, to stone, wax, specialty papers, found objects and much more. For each art surface, gather helpful tips and techniques for preparing it, as well as various ways to embellish the surface with different mediums.

    Step-by-step instructions and illustrative images not only help clarify the techniques shown, but also provide mixed-media inspiration to help you get your creative juices flowing. In Alternative Art Surfaces you'll find:

    • 100+ surface design techniques for working on over 35 unique art surfaces
    • 125+ tips for troubleshooting, preparing your surfaces, finishing and mounting your art, and taking your art to the next level
    • Over 50 finished pieces of art showcasing the surfaces and techniques, and providing mixed-media inspiration

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  • Art for All Seasons
    Parents and children alike will delight in her easy-to-explore art adventures which guide the readers while encouraging them to find their own artistic voice. Inside and out-of doors, 'Art For All Seasons' is the perfect choice any time of year.
    $43.99
  • Art Journal Your Archetypes

    In this unique book, you will learn processes for discovering your core archetypes ( the driving forces behind your being) and use that knowledge to create highly personal visual expressions, all the while embracing the personal revelations and creative breakthroughs that result.

    • A fun 33-question quiz will help you discover and embrace your guiding archetypes
    • Find out how 11 professional artists draw on their archetypes as inspiration for their art journal pages
    • Follow along with 26 step-by-step demonstrations to learn how to use altered magazine images, layered stencils, Gelli Plate printing and other awesome mixed-media art techniques to enhance your art journal pages

    No matter what your experience level, you will learn how to use your guiding archetypes as inspiration. Whatever your motivation for opening this book, you will discover a fun, creative path to gaining confidence, happiness and clarity in every aspect of your life.

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  • Art Journal: Courage

    Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely! You'll begin by working through any fears you have of using your own handwriting. You'll get journaling prompts and techniques to help you develop a handwriting style you'll love and words you'll want to write!

    Then, you'll move onto drawing: you'll learn not only how to train your hand, but also how to appreciate your own unique drawing ability. As you continue through the eight chapters, you will learn additional mixed-media techniques to help you overcome your fears of new materials, using photos of yourself, creating layers, working without a plan and much more. You'll find:

    • 8 common journaling fears dispelled
    • 20 techniques to give you art journal courage
    • Dozens of colourful art journal pages to inspire your own art

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  • Art of Expressive Collage

    What story will your art express? The Art of Expressive Collage will teach you to listen to what paper and glue, ink and paint have to tell you. From the fear of messing up to the excitement of letting things flow, you'll come to see the common thread in the bits and pieces you collect. You'll discover new ways to think about arranging these bits in your work as you express yourself with lines, smudges and translucent layers.

    Beyond using paper and glue you'll discover:

    • The best places to hunt for and gather ephemera
    • How to prepare various papers for collage using staining and embellishing techniques
    • An understanding of the elements of design and composition
    • Tips for making unique marks, adding photos, creating textures and much more

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  • Artful Ways with Mixed Media

    Learn to combine texture, line and colour in mixed-media collage, altered art and montage. The stunning layered projects will get readers' creative juices flowing and inspire them to experiment in this unique and versatile form.

    • Produce a variety of effects using paint, found images, wax, cardboard, wire, leaves, newspaper, stencils, stamps and more
    • Inspiration and step-by-step-instructions for 23 mixed-media projects
    • Create imagery for scrapbooking, cards, altered books and artwork

    $29.99
  • Beyond Cotton

    Mixed Media goes graphic, minimal and sophisticated. Go beyond commercially available fabrics and get your hands dirty! With Krista's interactive project-based sewing workshops readers will stitch up 19 designer projects while experimenting with ways to stamp, print, paint, dye, and embellish fabrics to use for unique projects to gift and keep.

    Beyond Cotton will take modern makers beyond the world of commercially available fabrics by encouraging readers to work with different, but readily available materials like leather, rivets, and industrial-grade felt.

    • Create a Leather Cuff in three ways: stitched, carved or stamped.
    • Learn to create design repeats.
    • Set up a home printing table and experiment with dyeing fabrics.

    Krista encourages beginners and more experienced alike to break out of using only someone else's fabrics and to take ownership of the look of their work from start to finish. This book is packed with skill-building techniques, new and fun ways to create your own fabric based on projects you will want to use every day and lots of inspiration!

    $39.99
  • Bold Expressive Mixed-Media Painting

    Cultivate the skills necessary for expressionism and find a new approach to perspective painting. From acrylics to oil, pastels to water-soluble pencils, you will not feel stuck in your exploration of art. Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales helps you find personal color palette that will come alive in your painting.

    The book is set up as a walk through the art realm—you start out with the basics, with the elements and principles, but the refresher of techniques is later used in the numerous projects that Annie creates for you to try out and experiment with. This is useful because you can play with colour without fear of making a mistake, test out bold textures to see their different effects, and loosen up your line-work.

    Features:

    • 10 step-by-step projects: floral, landscape, and still life paintings
    • Over twenty in-depth techniques covering gelli plate printing, colour schemes and mixing charts, and creating collage materials
    • Mixed-media ideas that give rise to inspiration boards, painting notes, and underpainting

    The book also talks about an important concept to creating pure art—passion. Your hands hold the skill, your eyes the vision, and your heart the passion. Bring all three together with Bold Expressive Painting. Floral and landscape paintings can easily look similar in different artwork. But here, the design is rooted in your perspective. Take ownership of your painting and learn mixed-media skills to develop an intricate composition. The dynamic designs and endless ideas are yours for the taking!

    $42.99
  • Collage Paint Draw

    In Collage Paint Draw, you will learn how to use heart-felt images as a starting point to jump into the world of mixed-media art, materials and techniques.

    Using symbols such as the heart, the home, a child's toy and a vintage dress, you'll learn to try something (everything!) new. You'll also learn how to use tools and materials in both traditional and creative ways and to make art that comes from the heart. Paint what you love & love what you paint!

    • 30 techniques including drawing, painting, adding texture and more
    • 40 diverse materials featured, from the everyday (pencils, paint, gel and texture mediums) to the unique (hardware store tapes and texture additive for paint, twine, wire and more)
    • 30 mixed-media projects with simple, meaningful motifs

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  • Collage, Colour and Texture in Painting

    Ever since the pioneering collages of Picasso and Braque, mixed-media works have held a respected place in fine art painting. Now award-winning painter Mike Bernard offers artists a hands-on introduction to the boundless possibilities opened up by combining paint with abstract paper shapes, textured papers, newspaper clippings, fabrics and other unusual materials.

    With step-by-step photographs of several works in the making, he takes you inside the creative process, from preliminary sketches to final results, with detailed explanations of every technique he uses. Includes a beautiful gallery of the author's works.

    $29.99
  • Collage, Stitch, Print

    Introducing the hottest technique for textile artists today: collagraphy, or printing from collage.

    This comprehensive guide from one of Europe's best-known textile artists and teachers contains everything you need to know about the exciting effects that you can achieve using the almost endless permutations of collage, stitch and print, and how you can incorporate them into your own stitched-textile work.

    • Includes invaluable information on making a collagraphy plate using embroidery, choosing suitable surfaces for print, combining paper and fabric, embroidering onto prints and how to work in series
    • Packed with hints, tips and exercises exploring how to harness this exciting technique in your own work
    • Illustrated with stunning examples of collagraphy by some of the world's finest textile artists

    $39.99
  • Color Lab for Mixed Media

    In Color Lab for Mixed Media Artists, colour is explored through multiple lenses – nature, history, psychology, expression – as you work through 52 exciting and approachable projects that explore the infinite potential of the chromatic experience.

    Artist and colour-theory expert Deborah Forman provides you with techniques and instruction. These materials and labs focus primarily on paint and collage, along with experimental projects for book making, sculpture and installation. Work your way through the colour spectrum, using the steady beat of colour as the guiding framework.

    Don't be intimidated by colour – understand how it works, what shade, tint, and pure colour will work for your project, and how to select, mix or pair colours. When you're done, you'll have 52 personal, meaningful, outstanding and colourful projects and the inspiration to create many more!

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  • Colored Pencil Collage

    Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of Colored Pencil Collage.

    You will learn all the basics you need to use coloured pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, the collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings.

    • 28 lessons teach composition, design and coloured pencil techniques
    • 17 mixed-media projects
    • 21 drawing templates to help you get started

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  • Colour and Line in Watercolour

    Glen Scouller’s acclaimed paintings are full of vibrant colour and light – and now he reveals the process he uses to create those gorgeous effects.

    In step-by-step demonstrations, Scouller shows how he builds his paintings by combining traditional watercolour with additional layers of pen and ink, pastels and crayons. Along with giving readers the confidence and knowledge to experiment with a variety of mixed media, he explains the importance of keeping a sketchbook, gives tips on working both indoors and out and covers such subjects as boats, landscapes, still life, animals, figures and portraits. Every level of painter will feel encouraged and challenged.

    $44.99