Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

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F+W Media, Sep 20, 2007 - Art - 128 pages
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Discover a curious world of assemblage with projects that have a story to tell!

Step inside Altered Curiosities, where a wisdom tooth gets its own shrine, a honeybee lights up the room and a taxidermy eye becomes the eye in the back of your head. As author Jane Wynn shares her unique approach to mixed-media art, you'll learn to alter, age and transform odd objects into novel new works of your own creation.

Step-by-step instructions guide you in making delightfully different projects that go way beyond art for the wall—including jewelry, hair accessories, a keepsake box, a bird feeder and more—all accompanied by a story about the inspiration behind the project. You'll also learn to:

  • Find your personal symbols and incorporate them into your work.
  • Alter toy figures to create curious new creatures.
  • Master simple soldering techniques that take you beyond the soldering iron.
  • Apply beautiful patinas and etchings to brass and copper.
  • Transform cast resin into pieces that look like metal.
The endless possibilities of assemblage are yours to discover! Let Altered Curiosities inspire you to create a new world that's all your own.

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User Review  - Elizabeth Desole - Goodreads

This is an excellent book for people who really want to know how to make these sorts of shadow box/ found object projects. This is definitely not a glue gun project sort of book. There's a lot of working with metals and such, but she gives really thorough instructions and tips Read full review

Review: Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques & Projects

User Review  - Goodreads

This is an excellent book for people who really want to know how to make these sorts of shadow box/ found object projects. This is definitely not a glue gun project sort of book. There's a lot of working with metals and such, but she gives really thorough instructions and tips Read full review

About the author (2007)

Jane Wynn is a mixed-media artist who exhibits throughout the United States. Working with a diversity of mediums from metals to wood, from fiber to found objects, she creates art with a curious narrative. Her work has appeared in several books and magazines, and she has been featured on Internet radio and television. Jane earned her Masters in Fine Art from Towson University and has taught foundation art classes at colleges and universities in Maryland. She currently teaches a variety of techniques in jewelry design, mixed media and assemblage art at workshops around the country.

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