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    The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals and More (Quarry Book S.) (Paperback) By (author) Karen Michel

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    DescriptionAltered art is hot. It's a current term that encapsulates all the layered, complex imagery used by artists who make altered books, keep artist journals, and do collage. The concept is even crossing into the scrapbooking world. This is the most comprehensive technique book published to date for creating altered imagery and covers a range from traditional art techniques to digital art techniques, showing how to blend and merge the two successfully. The technique section is followed by a project gallery that shows how to use your finished imagery in collage, journal, and altered book projects. There is significant crossover among artists who work in the areas of collage, artist journals and altered books and although there are books on each of these distinct areas of art, there is not a good comprehensive book that thoroughly covers all of the methods of visual imagery and manipulation that can be applied when creating collage, altered books, journals or even for framed art, until now. Techniques include: I. Altered Imagery using Photography Altering 35mm prints (3 techniques, Altering digital photography Altering Polaroid photography II.


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  • lovely showcase of art4

    liberal sprinkles Reading this book was like visiting the museum for me. There's plenty of eye candy and inspiration and the author shares the techniques she uses to alter different types of images for her art. It's a lovely and varied showcase but though Michel describes the process of creating the artworks, it's not quite a step-by-step guide and may not be for people who aren't familiar with altering images or mixed media, or who prefer a more projects-type book with more detailed and visual instructions.

    I would use this book as a source for mixed media art ideas but if you need clearer instructions on techniques, I'd use a book like Surface Treatment Workshop by liberal sprinkles

  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED5

    Palma Rea If you have to buy only one book about mixed media and art journalling, THIS IS IT! It is jam packed with many techniques and has just about all you need to know, to get started.
    It's also filled with many bits of Karen's work, all quite different.

    I can't recommend this book enough. by Palma Rea

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