Mixed Media

  • 101 Mixed Media Techniques

    In 101 Mixed Media Techniques, artists of all backgrounds and skill levels will learn and explore fun, cutting-edge techniques in the popular genre of mixed media art. The book features a wide variety of traditional and eclectic techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, using photos, prepping backgrounds, working with wax, using different kinds of inks, collaging, journaling and working with encaustics.

    Multiple ways to use each technique are provided to inspire and nurture creative freedom in every artist. Each technique is presented in a step-by-step format, beginning with an overview of the required tools and materials. The instructions are straightforward and approachable, so artists of all levels can master them with ease.

    The engaging and accessible format caters to individual learning preferences, allowing artists to focus on a single technique or several at a time. Readers will not only learn a variety of techniques, but will also discover new ideas and inspiration for using the techniques in their own projects.

    $22.99
  • 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

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Amplified Art

    In this mixed-media guidebook, Kass Hall focuses on the personal designs made in art journals. Through art school, she and her professors noticed her best work often came from within her journal rather than the work she was creating to display, prompting her to begin focusing on this type of art. Kass created this book to inspire others to embrace art journaling as she has to allow free expression without worry or judgment.

    Kass promises to:

    • Help you get started in creating visually striking journal pages
    • Share her own ideas and techniques to get you started
    • Encourage experimentation, enjoyment, and adding your own personal touch
    • Never restrict you or force you to share your work

    This book will allow you to make artwork for just yourself and work without limits. Draw inspiration from Kass's designs and learn about how she transforms a blank page.

    $29.99
  • Approaches to Stitch: Six Artists

    This book, edited by Maggie Grey, looks at the work of six textile artists and their work ranging from quilting, stitching, mixed media and journaling. The artists – Elizabeth Brimelow, Ro Bruhn, Ruth Lee, Sian Martin, Olga Norris and Beryl Taylor – are all experts in their respective fields.

    Each artist talks about her work and then expands on this so that the reader will be able to try a technique (or two) for themselves and then adapt and develop as a base for their own experiments.

    $39.99
  • 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 of Map Illustration

    In The Art of Map Illustration, five artists take you on a journey through their unique techniques to map making with a range of media, including pen and ink, watercolour and mixed media, plus tips and advice for working digitally.

    Each artist provides a brief overview of their recommended tools and materials, along with tips and inspiration for using, exploring and experimenting with the medium. From intricate line drawings, to bold and colourful city maps, you will bring your favourite locations to life, and use visual storytelling to express time and place.

    Packed with engaging instruction, professional tips and beautiful finished artwork, this is the perfect resource for contemporary artists seeking to learn the time-treasured art form of cartography.

    $24.99
  • Art of Whimsical Stitching

    From pillows to bags, art quilts to journals, explore the range of sewing projects that The Art of Whimsical Stitching provides! Mixed-media artist, Joanne Sharpe, shares her favourite methods of stitching so that you can feel inspired by the endless patterns and techniques.

    Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or just starting out, this guide will walk you through the details of sewing so that you can learn and apply your practices. With more than a dozen techniques, you will end up with a collection of funky and fun artwork. Your artistic repertoire will grow greatly as you tackle different ideas – collage, stencilling, free-motion stitching, fused appliqué lettering and hand embroidery are just some of the techniques you will learn.

    This book features:

    • Step-by-step instructions and images
    • More than a dozen stitching techniques
    • Functional and imaginative projects

    Have fun with paints, markers and dyes and don’t be scared to incorporate your own designs into the patterns. This book easily allows for self-growth and you will be surprised by the enjoyment that comes with mixed-media work.

    $39.99
  • Artful Adventures in Mixed Media

    Get ready to create extraordinary mixed-media art! With Artful Adventures in Mixed Media, you will paint, layer and collage your way to beautiful, meaningful art! Inside you'll find:

    • A basic supply list, including how to build a personalized art-on-the-go kit
    • Tips and step-by-step instruction for getting the most out of your artful adventure
    • Mixed media art techniques, including collage, visual layering, textured painting, photo manipulation and even using embroidery floss

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • 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
  • Block Print Magic

    Block Print Magic offers clear how-to instruction for lino block printers of all levels, with a wide selection of work and profiles of five contemporary printers. It is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts.

    The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes printmakers through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques and printing techniques including multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching and three-dimensional shading will give more experienced printers the opportunity to expand and strengthen their expertise.

    $34.99
  • Bold Expressive 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
  • Bullet Journal Method

    The Bullet Journal Method will undoubtedly transform your life, in more ways than you can imagine. Ryder Carroll, the creator of the enormously popular Bullet Journal organisational system, explains how to use his method to:

    • Track Your Past: using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear, comprehensive and organised record of your thoughts and goals
    • Order Your Present: find daily calm by prioritising and minimising your workload and tackling your to-do list in a more mindful and productive way
    • Plan Your Future: establish and appraise your short-term and long-term goals, plan more complex projects simply and effectively and live your life with meaning and purpose

    $34.99
  • 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
  • Complete Book of Mixed Media Art

    Featuring a wide variety of mixed media techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, ephemera, encaustics, collaging, journaling and more, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art is the perfect resource for artists exploring the many ways they can expand their artistic horizons with mixed media art.

    Each technique is presented with simple step-by-step examples of how to wield basic art tools and materials to effect both traditional and cutting-edge mixed media concepts. Artists will not only learn a variety of new concepts and techniques, but also discover how to apply them within their own mixed media projects. With so many techniques to choose from, the book will inspire artists of all skill levels to explore the many ways they can get started with the ever-evolving, ever-popular mixed media art form.

    $24.99
  • Creating Personal Mandalas

    Discover the simple magic and mystery that awaits you when you express yourself within the safe space of a circle. In Creating Personal Mandalas, you'll see how this most basic of shapes can open your heart and always leads you back to your centre.

    In each of the 10 chapters, you'll explore two soul-expressing mandala exercises, facts and history on featured symbols, insights for using the confines of the circle for personal and visual storytelling, as well as inspiring art and reflections from contributing guest artists.

    • 20 exploratory step-by-step mandala exercises – each an opportunity for new self-exploration, beginning with tips on establishing the right mindset
    • Interesting facts about symbols and sacred geometry, including suggestions for using them in your mandala projects
    • Practical art-making direction on the elements of design, watercolour tips, composition prompts, seeing colour as a storytelling element and more
    • Expressing your life stories with the infinite possibilities of the circle

    $42.99
    $39.99
  • Dissolvable Delights

    Maggie Grey's Dissolvable Delights takes a good look at water-soluble materials. With an emphasis on dissolvable film, it shows how it can be used alone, as a support for other material or layered over exciting surfaces to make a very rich and interesting composition.

    You'll also find:

    • Innovative mixed media ideas including the use of metal, embossing powders and rusting techniques
    • Suggestions for recycled materials such as puree tubes, soft drink cans, rubbish bags, etc that can be used as substitutes to cut costs

    $39.99
  • Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces

    Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces is an inspiring, mixed media workbook on how to draw and paint beautiful, fashion illustration-style faces.

    Jane Davenport guides you step-by-step through the foundations of drawing a face, developing successful features, creating skin tones, playing with bright colours, shading, highlighting and much more as you learn to create amazing mixed media portraits. Master a variety of techniques that employ pencil, marker, pen, watercolour, acrylic paint, ink, pastel and ephemera as you happily dance your way through the exercises in this brilliant guide.

    $29.99
  • Encaustic Art

    Michael Bossom explains how to get started, from the tools needed to the basic techniques of smoothing, dabbing, marking and working with the point of the iron, and beyond, to creating simple abstracts, impressive landscapes, fantasy paintings and more.

    Clear instructions, helpful tips and step-by-step photographs build the reader's skills, working from simple techniques through to impressive effects with wax. Finally, learn indirect wax transfer methods to produce beautiful, delicate works of art.

    Perfect for beginners to encaustic art, with plenty to inspire experienced artists to hone their skills and branch out.

    $23.99
  • Encaustic Art Project Book

    Encaustic art is fascinating, fun and so easy to do. Learn how to create vibrant wax paintings in no time at all.

    Using over 155 step-by-step photographs and many inspirational examples, Michael Bossom shows how to paint a whole range of stunning pictures – vibrant flowers, incredible fantasy scenes, tranquil landscapes and luminous abstract designs. Different surfaces can be used including wood, rigid board, absorbent and sealed card, foil, and smooth, textured and tissue paper. Images can be transferred on to fabric which can then be overpainted, or embroidered and embellished with beads and collage.

    There are so many ways to use the pastel, bold, bright and metallic colours – the free flowing wax melts magically into patterns, borders and intricate designs or skies, trees, lakes and mountains. Each painting is unique and original and a whole range of cards and gifts can be make quickly and simply.

    $25.99