Layered Impressions

Layered Impressions : A Poetic Approach to Mixed-Media Painting

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Reveal your own uniquely beautiful layers by painting with poetry. Layered Impressions is the muse you need to marry your love of written expression and your passion for paint, revealing the colors of your true nature--the whispers from your soul. Katie Kendrick leads you into her world of impressionistic painting and shares her techniques for creating art that is as authentic and multilayered as you are. Through projects such as a mobile-like wall hanging, a soulful doll, a handmade frame or a quilted journal, you'll learn to use a variety of mediums, while learning much about yourself in the process.

With Layered Impressions, there is much to explore:

Prior to painting, use writing exercises to release imagery and feelings, expanding self-awareness and providing elements you can bring into your artwork.
Taking cues from the Masters, explore different styles and find elements that work together for you.
Deepen your personal sense of community and purpose with "giving back" ideas at the end of each project.

Expect the unexpected and see what lies between your own unique layers with Layered Impressions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 210 x 276 x 9mm | 513g
  • Ohio, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1440311471
  • 9781440311475
  • 294,968

About Katie Kendrick

Katie Kendrick is a mixed-media artist who has teaches regularly at both large retreats as well as small. Her work has been published in numerous magazines. She has also been a contributor in several books including the following North Light titles: Artist Trading Card Workshop, Creative Awakenings, Exhibition 36 and forthcoming Flavor for Mixed Media.
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Most of the works in the book aren't really to my taste but I still thoroughly enjoyed it (I pick up nearly every mixed media book I see!). Author Katie Kendrick does such a wonderful job of imparting her knowledge of a range of techniques including collage, using inks and crayons, painting faces, as well as making fabric art and working with cardboard, papier mache clay, encaustics and plaster. She guides the reader through several projects with clear and well-illustrated instructions, a bonus for people who love step-by-step directions. Among the projects: paintings, wall hangings, a cardboard picture frame, papier mache doll and handmade journals. What one learns here can also easily be adapted for other art works. There isn't very much actual poetry in the book although there are many prompts for incorporating words in art and self-exploration and discovery through words, reworking found text and writing poetry (there's no real how-to for this though). There are also interesting ideas for sharing your art, feeding your soul and paying it forward. I think the book is bang for the buck for those interested in mixed media or who are looking for creative and personal more
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