The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 10.16mm | 544.31g
  • Walter Foster Publishing
  • Laguna Hills, CA, United States
  • English
  • 110
  • 1592531776
  • 9781592531776
  • 81,825

About Karen Michel

Karen Michel is a mixed media artist. She lives in New York, where she runs a 10-year old nonprofit art center for kids, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation, with her artist husband Carlo Thertus. Along with sharing her love for the arts with children, she also teaches adult workshops to beginners and established artists alike. Her books, paintings and collages have been exhibited internationally and have been published in various books and magazines, including her own book, The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery.
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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 Workshopshow more
by liberal sprinkles
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 more
by Palma Rea
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