Mixed media in all its forms — not just traditional, two-dimensional, paper-based collage but three-dimensional pieces that include fiber, fabric, embellishments, found objects, and even repurposed and recycled materials — offers artists an opportunity to move freely across the boundaries of art, craft, painting, quilting, and collage.
In Adventures in Mixed Media, Jane Davies shows you how to use this art form to enrich your creative expression. In lessons that inspire creativity, she demonstrates a variety of techniques using paper, fabric, beads, feathers, ribbons, fusible and non-fusible fibers, and even foamcore.
Books, bags, mini-quilts, personal shrines, and paper dolls are just some of the projects included — and of course Davies emphasizes ways to incorporate photos and other personal memorabilia and details into your art.
Whether you are a beginner and want to start with techniques like "scribble painting" or "basic collage," or an expert collage artist eager to learn new uses for familiar materials, this is the book to guide your creative explorations in collage and mixed media.
Jane Davies designs tableware, fabric, paper goods, stationery, and other products for many prestigious manufacturers. A graduate of Bennington College in Vermont and the School for American Crafts in Rochester, New York, Davies currently teaches workshops in collage, handmade books, and other topics relating to mixed media.
Author — Jane Davies.
Paperback. 144 pages.