Mixed Mania eBook: Recipes for Delicious Mixed Media Creations

Enjoy over 20 smart and sassy projects for a fresh perspective on creating mixed-media projects with the easy-to-download Mixed Mania eBook.

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Frequent Cloth Paper Scissors contributors Debbi Crane and Cheryl Prater have concocted this fun eBook featuring over 20 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. Take a walk on the wild side with this new and easy-to-download Mixed Mania eBook!

Table of Contents

Well-Stocked Pantry
Tools and materials
Substitution chart
Creative kitchen basics

Chapter One: Artistic Appetizers
Paper dolls
Two cooks in the kitchen: The creative process
Crazy papers
Scrumptious squares
Background wonderland
Divide-and-conquer self-portrait

Chapter Two: Main Courses
Reliquary girls
Quilted clutch
Mixed-mania doll
Art quilt
Two cooks in the kitchen: What is "mixed media"?
Fabric journal
Dimensional collage
Peek-a-boo collage book
Keepsake box

Chapter Three: Sweet Treats and Special Occasions
Artsy board game
Two cooks in the kitchen: About each other
Mini collage feast
Cottage cards

Chapter Four: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Mixed-Media Apron Gallery

About the Authors
Resource Guide
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

"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

SKU: EP4010

Author/Speaker/Editor: Cheryl Prater

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689534

Customer Reviews

Deliciously Creative Review by Anne

I fell in love with this e-book from the first page. It's written in a highly imaginative style and is packed with deliciously creative ideas, which the authors refer to as 'recipes'. Visually, the publication is stunning with beautiful illustrations and photographs. So if you're looking for a shot of multi-media creativity for 2014, then you're sure to love 'Mixed Mania'.

(Posted on 12/30/13)

great book for me-an emergent artist Review by lou

I just bought this book at the "hurt book sale". It was a digital download so I was able to jump right into to it. I am excited over the ideas in this book. Most of the items needed for the projects are items that most crafters will have on hand. I love the witty dialogue between the two artists. Though I have only looked a portion of this book, I am so happy with my purchase. I can't wait to try some of the projects.

(Posted on 7/13/13)