Mixed Mania Recipes for Delicious Mixed Media Creations

20-plus smart and sassy projects for a fresh perspective on creating mixed-media projects.

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Frequent Cloth Paper Scissors contributors Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater have whipped up this book featuring 20-plus smart and sassy projects divided like a cookbook into appetizers, main courses, and sweet treats for a fresh perspective on creating mixed-media projects. From artist books to assemblage, art quilts to art dolls, it's all here, plus how-to instructions on a variety of mixed-media, collage, and surface design techniques.

Step-by-step projects are laid out like recipes complete with ingredients (materials), instructions (what to mix, add), and tips (how it should look, taste, etc.), showcasing colorful, innovative projects created with a variety of ephemera and mixed-media materials. Techniques for making art quilts, collages, assemblages, memory art, bookbinding, doll making, and paper crafting are included. An inspiring gallery of work by popular artists is also included.

Reviews: "Crane and Prater dream up every which way to do collage and scrapbooking.... Showcases what incredible results mixed media can produce."-Booklist

"This book is the mixed media version of Mason Dixon Knitting. It's all about going nuts, losing yourself, and creating!"-CraftLit: A Podcast for Crafters Who Love Books

"This book is a great intro to mixed media, and perfect for anyone you know who's interested in exploring this mode of creating, but doesn't know where to begin."-Craftypod.com Blog

About the Author
Cherly Prater was a mixed-media enthusiast long before she discovered Cloth Paper Scissors magazine (Interweave). However, her experiments with collage and scrapbooking launched to new heights after the exposive discovery that she wasn't alone in her mixed-media craze. Cheryl lives in an Atlanta suburb with her husband, their twin boys, and their Champion Dachshund.
Debbie Crane's most important roles include being a wife, mom, teacher, and art maker. She finds great joy in teaching elementary art but considers writing Mixed Mania her "Blues Brother" moment.
 'This beautiful book features 20-plus smart and sassy collage and surface-design recipes.'--Decorating Digest Craft Home Projects

SKU: 08QM02

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cheryl Prater

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9781596680845

Number Of Pages: 128

Customer Reviews

Liked Review by Georgeann

The book has a 50's format look to it. Some good ideas. I am hoping to do some projects soon using some of the ideas.

(Posted on 5/8/14)