Category Archives: Paper and mixed media

Collage Discovery Workshop, by Claudine Hellmuth

Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera, by Claudine Hellmuth is classic and among the very best introductions to extraordinary collage techniques. While many paper and mixed media artists have taken collage in extreme directions, a return to the basics is essential for new artists keeping illustrated journals, and those who want to explore “home grown” collage arts. In the early 2000s,… Read More »

Bookworks, by Sue Doggett

Bookworks, by Sue Doggett is a visually inspiring book. It’s an ideal beginner’s book for anyone interested in creating handmade books. It’s also a useful guide for intermediate book artisans who want to revisit basic technique, or bring handmade books back into their daily routines. Most of this book teaches readers how to select supplies for making books, and ways to organize, bind, and (perhaps) embellish your books to make… Read More »

Trending Influence of Origami and Paper Folding

After watching the documentary, Between the Folds, I decided to see what’s new in origami and related paper folding arts. For starters, a new (possibly) Banksy graphic was a very affirmative nod to the growing popularity of origami as fine art, and fiber manipulation in general. New Origami Graffiti Art Might Be a Banksy Original! | Inhabitat … inhabitat.com3/26/12 This awesome crane and goldfish are reported to be Banksy’s latest… Read More »

In This House, by Angela Cartwright, Sarah Fishburn

In This House – A Collection of Altered Art and Collage Techniques, by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn, is kind of a “sleeper” of a book.  It’s easy to overlook it in a sea of mixed-media art books.  The book cover really doesn’t do it justice. Each of 13 brilliant artists — including Kelly Kilmer, Nina Bagley, and Lesley Riley — started with a template that’s the shape of a… Read More »

Happy VooDoo Gris Gris

Happy Voodoo Gris Gris: Over 45 Easy-To-Make Lucky Charms & Talismans, by Mademoiselle de la Brindille / Valerie Lefebvre; text by Anne-Claire Leveque. Sometimes I buy a book because it’s simply delightful.  The art is very original, made with refreshing and simple materials, and the book just makes me smile. This is one of those books. Sure, some of this artwork has a Voodoo connection. The author talks about magic… Read More »