The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals and More

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery: Mixed Media Techniques for Collage, Altered Books, Artist Journals and More

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By (author) Karen Michel

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  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 10mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Laguna Hills, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1592531776
  • ISBN 13: 9781592531776
  • Illustrations note: 110
  • Sales rank: 49,264

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A wide range of techniques borrowed from both traditional and digital art has recently begun to blend into one art form, known as altered art. The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery is the only book currently on the market that provides fascinating tips and creative ideas solely focused on this new form of art. An in-depth discussion manipulation techniques is supplied, making this an essential handbook for all artists and crafters looking for creative ways to alter and enhance various types of imagery in new and traditional ways, and then to integrate this altered art into their work. Karen Michel has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a professional artist, painter, book artist, and teacher, and is founder of Creative Art Space for Kids, a nonprofit organization on Long Island, New York. She travels and teaches workshops [where], and has been widely published in books and art and craft magazines. She lives in Island Park, New York.

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Karen Michel has studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a professional artist, painter, book artist, and teacher, and is founder of Creative Art Space for Kids, a nonprofit organization on Long Island, New York. She travels and teaches workshops [where], and has been widely published in books and art and craft magazines. She lives in Island Park, New York.

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By liberal sprinkles 19 Oct 2011 4

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 Palma Rea 05 Jan 2011 5

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.