The Mixed-Media Artist

Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists

The Mixed-Media Artist

Mixed media or mystery? There's a secret to understanding the mystery behind the hidden message in a work of mixed-media art. As Seth Apter knows, if you can get to know the artist, you will get to know the art. The Mixed Media Artist unlocks this mystery and provides an intimate look into the hearts, souls and creative processes of over 40 inspiring artists. Surprising self-portraits, innermost self-reflections and practical art-making tutorials are just some of the keys you'll find here to unlocking the door to a greater understanding of how and why art is made. • Helpful how-tos: Throughout each section, artists share favorite tools, secret ingredients and step-by-step processes that go beyond the who to provide the how. • 44 artists share creative perspectives and intimate thoughts: Provocative questions are answered not only in words, but multiple times as art, spotlighting the forces that make the art and the artists what and who they are. • Compelling poll data: Answers collected from thousands of individuals reveal statistical insights on the creative community at large. • Additional online content: Links to downloads, tutorials, videos and more are sprinkled throughout the book. Immerse yourself in the creative words and works of The Mixed Media Artist and get to know the artist behind your own art!

Abstract Art Painting

Expressions in Mixed Media

Abstract Art Painting

"In Abstract art painting, you will enter a realm of tactile, intuitive excitement, combining pastel and acrylic to achieve results as unique as you are. You'll learn how to explore the use of color theory in abstraction and to use underpainting to bring structure and depth to you art. In addition you'll begin to understand how to work in a series and how this can help you develop your own personal style"--Back cover.

The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art

More Than 200 Fundamental Mixed Media Concepts and Techniques

The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art

Featuring a wide variety of mixed media techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, ephemera, encaustics, collaging, journaling, and more, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art is the perfect resource for artists exploring the many ways they can expand their artistic horizons with mixed media art. Each technique is presented with simple step-by-step examples of how to wield basic art tools and materials to effect both traditional and cutting-edge mixed media concepts. Artists will not only learn a variety of new concepts and techniques, but also discover how to apply them within their own mixed media projects. With so many techniques to choose from, The Complete Book of Mixed Media Art will inspire artists of all skill levels to explore the many ways they can get started with the ever-evolving, ever-popular mixed media art form.

The Encaustic Studio

A Wax Workshop in Mixed-Media Art

The Encaustic Studio

Award-winning encaustic artist Daniella Woolf shares her groundbreaking techniques and ideas in working with encaustic, a highly-versatile and popular mixed-media technique that unifies and brings all elements together. Inside this essential resource on encaustic art, you'll discover a thorough introduction to materials and methods, pigment exploration, sculptural techniques, and incorporating found objects. Daniella also teaches you how to compose encaustic art by layering such techniques as collage, stenciling, masking, pigmenting, and image transfers into wax, as well as how to fuse the layers with heat. You'll be inspired by a broad selection of projects and progress into extending the myriad of possibilities using encaustic techniques. The versatility of encaustic is enhanced and beautifully illustrated throughout the book. Also included in the book is a one-hour bonus DVD showcasing Daniella's expert teaching and the book's extensive techniques.

Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media

Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media

Using a variety of formats, collaborative art projects result in wonderfully complex pieces, and often provide the glue between artists within a community. Heavy on visual inspiration, Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Visions in Mixed Media covers various organizational structures for collaborative art projects, offers instructions and tips for organizing such ventures, and includes interviews with organizers and participants of collaborative projects, as well as a healthy smattering of techniques including how to create books that can be added to as they travel and how to devise various binding structures for different paper projects.

Solder Technique Studio

Soldering Iron Fundamentals for the Mixed Media Artist

Solder Technique Studio

Discover Soldering Secrets! Whether you've never soldered before or are used to using your soldering iron primarily for stained glass, you will discover a bounteous new world of artistic possibilities in Solder Technique Studio. Workshop instructor, artist and author, Giuseppina "Josie" Cirincione shares in-depth information about everything from materials for soldering and glass cutting to previously unpublished soldering techniques, such as attaching jump rings using two pieces of glass. Follow along with 14 step-by-step projects, such as a wall shelf, an eyeglass pendant, bottle topper, a glass book and so many more! Inside you'll find Thorough soldering and glass cutting techniques, including detailed descriptions of materials with step-by-step photographs. 14 dimensional projects shown step-by-step, and incorporating a variety of mixed-media materials such as previously brewed tea bags, pencils, alcohol inks and much more. Techniques and projects to use beyond mixed-media art, to include stained glass and jewelry work.

101 Mixed Media Techniques

Master the fundamental concepts of mixed media art

101 Mixed Media Techniques

In 101 Mixed Media Techniques, artists of all backgrounds and skill levels will learn and explore fun, cutting-edge techniques in the popular genre of mixed media art. Mixed media enthusiasts will enjoy learning the essential concepts for creating their own mixed media art—whether they are experienced in its approaches or just starting out. 101 Mixed Media Techniques features a wide variety of traditional and eclectic techniques, including drawing and painting, stamping, stitching, using photos, prepping backgrounds, working with wax, using different kinds of inks, collaging, journaling, and working with encaustics. Multiple ways to use each technique are provided to inspire and nurture creative freedom in every artist. Each technique is presented in a step-by-step format, beginning with an overview of the required tools and materials. The instructions are straightforward and approachable, so artists of all levels can master them with ease. The engaging and accessible format caters to individual learning preferences, allowing artists to focus on a single technique or several at a time. Readers will not only learn a variety of techniques, but will also discover new ideas and inspiration for using the techniques in their own projects. With so many options to choose from, 101 Mixed Media Techniques has something for every artist and is sure to inspire new forms of creativity.

Painting with Mixed Media

Painting with Mixed Media

How to use painting mediums such as acrylic, watercolor, oil paint, ink, tempera, and pastels in combination with glazes, gesso, wax, and other materials for use in collages, scrapbooks, memory boxes, photo albums, and individual art pieces.

Mixed and Stitched

Fabric Inspiration & How-To's for the Mixed Media Artist

Mixed and Stitched

Paint and markers, fabric and thread...It's time to MIX THINGS UP! Whether you're a mixed-media artist or a passionate sewer, discover innovative ways to combine fabrics, textures, found objects and more to create meaningful pieces of fabric art. In addition to inspiring mixed-media techniques, inside Mixed and Stitched you'll find: Step-by-step instructions for 16 personal projects such as journals, love notes, bags and home d‚cor items. Free-form, "sketchy" stitching techniques that put the stress of sewing perfection to rest. Techniques for dyeing your own fabric to achieve custom colors for any project! Original bonus embroidery designs to enhance the projects or spice up your own fabric creations. A gallery of mixed-media and fabric art to help inspire your own works of imagination. Unleash your inner "stitch artist" and get Mixed and Stitched today!

Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry

Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry

Art charms are easy to create from nearly any material imaginable and fun to use in creative jewelry pieces. This book presents nine chapters organized by medium — including paper, found objects, polymer clay, plastic, wood, fiber, resin, metal, and glass — and gives directions to make three charms in each category. Step-by-step instruction and clear photography are helpful to beginners, while the innovative designs make a great refresher for more advanced crafters. Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry focuses on the technique and constructing the charms so that everyone can create their own personalized art charms.