Bent, Bound And Stitched: Collage, Cards And Jewelry With A Twist

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North Light Books, May 7, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Bend, Shape and Stitch Your Creative Urges Into Expressive Works of Art!

Dig out your craft supplies and dust off that forgotten stack of scrapbook papers. In the pages of Bent, Bound, and Stitched, the author of the wildly popular Collage Lost and Found shows you how to cut, glue and sew your way to dimensional collage works as unique as you are.

Whether you're a collage artist ready for new techniques or a paper crafter looking to broaden your skills, reinventing your artwork is easy with complete step-by-step photos and instructions for twenty projects, including cards with decorative sewing-machine stitching, a pendant sporting a photo image on shrink plastic and even a photo stand for displaying your favorite snapshots. You'll learn to:

  • Incorporate found objects into unique jewelry pieces using simple methods even beginners can master.
  • Make the most of your stash of paper and rubber stamps, with fresh techniques to revamp your artwork arsenal without buying a thing.
  • Personalize your work with the help of wire letters and one-of-a-kind shapes.
  • Add interesting texture to paper projects with stencils, stitching and subtle sparkle.
Let Bent, Bound and Stitched show you how to put a new twist on your creative expression, starting today.


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The creative use of wire is the unifying factor in mixed-media and jewelry artist Cirincione's (Collage Lost and Found) collection of funky found-object projects. Wire letters are attached to cards ... Read full review


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Josie Giuseppina is the author of Collage Lost and Found and a contributor in Artist Trading Card Workshop. A mixed-media, jewelry artist, Josie sells her work to many boutiques and trendy stores in the greater Phoenix area. She designs rubber stamps for Stampotique Originals, and packages found collage materials for sale at local stamp stores. She has studied at Phoenix College and is currently designing her own product line.

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