Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox

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North Light Books, Jan 3, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Yes, You CAN Do It!

Internationally recognized artist and teacher Vicki Boutin takes the all mystery out of those scrapbook and mixed-media techniques you thought you could never do! She'll be with you every step of the way as you learn to paint, stamp, emboss and burnish your way to creating beautiful, unique and individual art.

In Creative Foundations you'll find: 40 step-by-step demonstrations for easy, fun, messy, funky, innovative and customizable techniques for creating backgrounds, textures, supplements and embellishments. 40 finished single-technique pieces of art and an additional 16 gallery pieces created by Vicki using a "recipe" of two to five separate techniques layered together. 24 more exciting and inspiring gallery pieces created by powerhouse contributors, including Rhonna Farrer, Wendy Vecchi, Kelly Purkey and others. So gather your arts and crafts supplies, choose your inspiration and get down to it! Whether you're making scrapbook pages, cards, wall art, d cor or something else entirely, with these Creative Foundations, you'll find that the possibilities are endless.

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About the author (2012)

Vicki Boutin is a long-time contributor to Scrapbooks Etc. magazine (Better Homes and Gardens) and writes a quarterly column for Scrapbooks and Cards Today. She is a 2006 Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame inductee and a regular contributor to Memory Makers Books. Vicki travels around the world, teaching classes at stores, conventions and retreats. Boutin lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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