Monday, June 22, 2009

Book Review- Book and Art

What have I been reading lately?
Anyone who loves book binding, art journaling, mixed media or photography will absolutely love Dorothy Krause's new book entitled, Book and Art- Handcrafting Artists' Books. I can't seem to put it down. This wonderful book covers my favorite things like how to age paper (I'm always aging something), working with images, gelatin monoprints (this is extremely cool), transferring text and how to create scrolls!! It is packed full of information (extremely comprehensive) and if I ever find some time I am going to sit down and craft a few books of my own. I encourage you to check it out.


I finally learned how to make a collage with the free Picasa editing tools. It's downright fun. Reading Book and Art inspired me to pull out some old photos and books. My dad past away quite some time ago and I thought creating a collage would be such a nice reminder of him.

How many of you save your art inserts from your Somerset magazines? I have been guilty of leaving mine inside the book so one day I decided to pull all my favorites and now I have a ton of images for future collage work.

More Mixed Media Elements

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