Nature Inspired

Mixed Media Techniques for Gathering, Sketching, Painting, Journaling and Assemblage

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Nature Inspired is a thoughtful and inspiring workbook for artists seeking to celebrate our connections to Nature through a variety of media, photography, journaling, painting, fabric collage, jewelry, and assemblage.

You will find useful tips and strategies for on photographing nature, learn unique methods for collecting and preserving natural elements, and find out how to create finished artwork using your favorite photographs.

Learn to transfer and color your images using both paper and fabric as well as creating unique journal structures and learn how to make a variety of mixed-media pages.

Directions are well-written and easy-to-follow. The photos are big and colorful; the tips abundant. A colorful gallery rounds out this book. Artists are sure to find everything they need to create distinctive, nature-inspired art.

SKU: QM0884

Author/Speaker/Editor: Tracie Lyn Huskamp

Format: Hardcover

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Finding Inspiration in Nature

  • Capturing Nature with Photographs
  • Collecting Botanicals
  • Gathering Bird’s Nests
  • Gathering from the Sea
  • Alternative Nature Remembrances

Chapter 2: Rendering Nature

  • Illustrating Imagery from a Photocopy Print
  • Finishing the Illustration
  • Painting a Substrate
  • Distressing Techniques for Backgrounds
  • Pulling It All Together

Chapter 3: Creating Projects from Nature

  • Making a Leather Strand Necklace
  • Making a Beaded Fabric Necklace
  • Creating a Gathering Journal
  • Creating a Seasons Journal
  • Creating Assemblages

Chapter 4: Gallery of Nature-Inspired Art

About the Author

Tracie Lyn Huskamp is an illustrator, talented product designer, widely published mixed-media artist, and popular workshop instructor. She is admired for her thoughtful, intricate, and beautiful artwork.

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SKU: QM0884

Author/Speaker/Editor: Tracie Lyn Huskamp

Format: Hardcover