This isn't really what I expected it to be. Unfortunately, a lot of the preview shown on Amazon includes the blank practice pages, so it was hard to tell what the actual content would be before buying. I found that it covered mostly making backgrounds with paint and ink, and not a lot of mixed media and collage as the title suggests.
The whole first chapter is about testing your pens, pencils watercolors, etc, to see what color they will look on the paper. That's a nice tip, but not a collage technique.
Next you go through a bunch of background techniques on different kinds of paper: Plastic wrap "smooshing" backgrounds, bubble wrap stamp backgrounds, paint on paper towels, paint on tissue paper, paint on textured wallpaper, squirting paint on paper, scraping paint on with a credit card, toning down the paint with gesso, a second lesson on squirting paint, masking tape resist, masking fluid resist, 2 lessons on inkblots, creating printing blocks or stamps, & transferring an image from a transparency.
There's one page on tissue paper collage.
Chapter 4 is on making a collaborative, round robin journal.
There's also half a page on mail art and Artist Trading Cards (no pictures for those).
Chapter 5, binding techniques if you want to make your own journals.
Chapter 6, charm necklaces, wall hangings, and a pillow. Not really sure why we need those.
- Paperback: 127 pages
- Publisher: North Light Books; Workbook edition (28 June 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440329133
- ISBN-13: 978-1440329135
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.3 x 25.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 222,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)