The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed-Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals, and More

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Quarry Books, Feb 9, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages

A wide range of techniques borrowed from both traditional and digital art has recently begun to blend into one art form, known as altered art. The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery is the only book currently on the market that provides fascinating tips and creative ideas solely focused on this new form of art. An in-depth discussion manipulation techniques is supplied, making this an essential handbook for all artists and crafters looking for creative ways to alter and enhance various types of imagery in new and traditional ways, and then to integrate this altered art into their work.

 

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User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

The end result is up to you, but the book provides a concise visual and text details to use images in new ways, to create and expand from existing objects. Read full review

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User Review  - woodrock - Overstock.com

Good book for stimulating ideas for those who make altered books journals and other altered medium. Having no art training at all some of the techniques were over my head. However there are a lot of unique pictures to stimulate your creativity. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
8
Altered Imagery Using Photography
11
Altered Imagery Using Your Computer
35
Altered Imagery from Found Sources
45
Altered Imagery Using Printmaking Techniques
71
Project Gallery
88
Resources
122
Contributing Artists
124
About the Author
126
Acknowledgments
128
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About the author (2011)

Karen Michel has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a professional artist, painter, book artist, and teacher, and is founder of Creative Art Space for Kids, a nonprofit organization on Long Island, New York. She travels and teaches workshops [where], and has been widely published in books and art and craft magazines. She lives in Island Park, New York.

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