Adventures in Mixed Media
Collage, Stitch, Fuse, and Journal Your Way to a More Creative Life
By Jane Davies
(Potter Craft, Paperback, 9780823000814, 144pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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Mixed media in all its forms—not just traditional two-dimensional, paper-based collage but three-dimensional pieces that include fiber, fabric, a variety of embellishments, found objects, and even repurposed and recycled materials—offers artists an opportunity to move freely across the boundaries of art, craft, painting, quilting, and collage. In Adventures in Mixed Media, Jane Davies shows you how to use this art form to enrich your creative expression.
In lessons that inspire creativity, Jane demonstrates a variety of techniques using paper, fabric, embellishments such as beads, feathers, and ribbons, fusible and nonfusible fibers, and even foamcore. Books, bags, mini-quilts, personal shrines, and paper dolls are just some of the projects inside—and of course Jane emphasizes ways to incorporate photos and other personal memorabilia and details into your art. Whether you are a beginner and want to start with techniques like “scribble painting” or “basic collage,” or an expert collage artist eager to learn new uses for familiar materials, this is the book to guide your creative explorations in collage and mixed media.
JANE DAVIES designs tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products for many prestigious manufacturers. A graduate of Bennington College in Vermont and the School for American Crafts in Rochester, New York, Jane currently teaches workshops in collage, handmade books, and other topics relating to mixed media. She is the author of A Glaze of Color, Collage with Color, and Collage Journeys, all published by Watson-Guptill. You can find her artwork, books, and workshop information at www.JaneDaviesStudios.com.