Mixed Media Workshop: A Multifaceted Approach to Creating Unique Works of Art-step by Step

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Walter Foster Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Art - 144 pages
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This 128-page book is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her own unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine art approaches to mixed media. First the reader is introduced to traditional painting and drawing tools and materials, and then each artist describes his or her own unconventional ingredients and personal approach to mixed media. Next they guide the reader through several step-by-step projects, each one demonstrating different techniques and components. Aspiring artists will learn how to alter photographs and incorporate them into paintings and collage, how to create three-dimensional texture on a two-dimensional surface, how to balance the fundamentals of art with abstract designs, and even how to create a poem out of a daily newspaper. The lessons in this comprehensive guide will give a beginner all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art.
 

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Contents

Table of Contents
4
Altered Photos with Isaac Anderson
10
Story Assemblage
21
Mixed Media Collage with Suzette Rosenthal
38
Artist Trading Cards
47
Still Life
53
Abstract Assemblage with Joe Martino
62
Tissue Paper Handmade Stamps
71
Dia de los Muertos Skull
91
Bird Among Clouds
99
Recycling Stencils
107
Daily News Collage
115
Newspaper Page Poster
123
Poetry Block
129
Experiments in Texture with Patricia Swartout
138
Closing Words
144

Geometric Shapes on Canvas
77
Heavy Gesso Embossed Foil
83

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About the author (2012)

Isaac Anderson is a self-taught artist who's passion for photography has taken him on many journeys as documentary filmmaker. He has spent the last eight years in Southern California experimenting with photography, mixed-media painting and documentary filmmaking. Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biology, but he has always been an artist at heart. He was recently featured as one of Stark County's finest artists in the book Stark ARThology.Joe Martino spent many years teaching chemistry, anatomy, and marine biology, but he has always been an artist at heart. He was recently featured as one of Stark County's finest artists in the book Stark ARThology. Bette McIntire worked most of her life as a writer, so it is easy to see why words are so important in her art. Her work can be seen every summer at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California, where she resides.Mark Mendez is a professional designer, illustrator, and photographer based in Southern California whose work has been featured in galleries, on T-shirts, and in ad campaigns. Bette McIntire worked most of her life as a writer, so it is easy to see why words are so important in her art. Her work can be seen every summer at the Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach, California, where she resides.Suzette Rosenthal earned a BA in Art from California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to designing and producing a high-end line of knitwear, Suzette is drawn to collage, using textures and color to create visual interest. Patricia Swartout has painted in a variety of styles--from the Old Masters and realism to impressionism and her preferred style, abstract. Patricia has completed a fine art and graphic design programs at a local college in Spokane, Washington, where she currently resides.

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