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Mixed Media Doll Making

Author : Linda O'Brien
ISBN : 9781592537440
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 45.6 MB
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Inspired by the “Dada” notion of making art from materials that would not typically be combined or expected to go together, and driven by a similar sense of irony and humor, this book presents a unique approach to creating mixed-media dolls. A must-have for anyone interested in found object art and the human form, it is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the power, symbolism, and cultural significance of dolls and representational figures. The authors share detailed techniques for using surface embellishments, using molds and molding products, and building and transforming disparate objects into whimsical, inspiring dolls. Beginning with a variety of substrates, readers are guided step by step through five types of doll construction. Numerous variations on each of the core projects promote further experimentation. Includes an inspiring gallery of mixed-media dolls from leading artists.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Mixed Media Dollhouses

Author : Tally Oliveau
ISBN : 9781616738570
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81.17 MB
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This book takes the artistic approach of assemblage and collage, and combines it with the long-loved tradition of making doll houses--but these doll houses are anything but traditional! Begun as an artistic challenge between a group of talented friends, these mixed-media doll houses include beautiful castles, undersea fantasy-lands, gothic attics, inspiring tree houses and much more. Authors Tally Oliveau and Julie Molina share a host of interesting alteration techniques while showing readers how to construct beautiful, fantasy doll houses. Readers learn to how to construct or repurpose found boxes into rooms and houses, how to decorate interior surfaces, how to build miniature furnishings, how to make their own paper dolls, and how to embellish their houses using a variety of imaginative materials.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Mixed Media Books

Author : Gabe Cyr
ISBN : 160059543X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 84.65 MB
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Previously published as New directions in altered books.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Creative Pilgrimage

Author : Jenny Doh
ISBN : 9781610581936
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 72.33 MB
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Join 14 very special artists on a Creative Pilgrimage as they share exciting projects that they teach through the various art retreat venues from across the nation. As they teach their special projects, we experience what it's like to learn from this celebrated cohort of talented artists. Hear their unique perspectives about the importance of teaching—a process where through sharing knowledge, they also gain knowledge and develop community. Featured artists include: —Alisa Burke —Julie Haymaker Thompson —Lisa Kaus —Mary Beth Shaw —Maya Donenfeld —Roxanne Padgett —Sarah Ahearn Bellemare —Stephanie Jones Rubiano —Tracie Lyn Huskamp —Heather Smith Jones —Carla Sonheim —Mati Rose McDonough —Alma Stoller —Flora Bowley Peppered throughout the book are snapshots that give us a glimpse of some of the most amazing art retreats from across the nation. They are: —Squam Art Workshops —The Makerie —Artfest —An Artful Journey —Artistic Bliss —Valley Ridge Art Studio —Art & Soul —Silver Bella You'll get a special behind-the-scenes look at these special gatherings from the unique points of view of the coordinators, students, and instructors alike. Take a leap of faith into your quest to learn, teach, grow, and create with Creative Pilgrimage!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Mixed Mania

Author : Debbie Crane
ISBN : 9781620332573
Genre : Art
File Size : 27.79 MB
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Featuring a wide range of mixed media projects, this outrageously fun craft primer takes a decidedly unstuffy approach to an immense range of art methods. Projects--including art quilts, painting, collage, bookbinding, assemblage, doll making, decoupage, and image transfers--are divided into three main sections: Artistic Appetizers, Creative Main Courses, and Sweet Treats and Special Occasions, with each addressing a different level of time invested and difficulty. Whimsically laid out like recipes, each project includes detailed ingredients (materials), instructions (what to mix and add), and tasting tips (how it should look).
Category: Art


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ISBN : 0971729670
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Unfurling A Mixed Media Workshop With Misty Mawn

Author : Misty Mawn
ISBN : 9781592536887
Genre : ART
File Size : 78.70 MB
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"This inspiring, creative manual offers a unique, participatory experience that teaches core art skills and shares a range of exploratory techniques for the aspiring artist, photographer, craftsperson, novice, and anyone in between. The exercises include drawing, painting, portraiture, collage, photo arts, stamp carving, origami, still life, and more-each presented with an eye toward expanding your personal artistic voice. The exercises are supplemented with inspirational advice, quotes, poetry, and photography. Several projects integrate special extra materials that are enclosed in a pocket in the back of the book. The author, Misty Mawn is a popular artist and sought-after instructor, and writes a thoughtful, beautiful blog: http://www.mistymawn.typepad.com/"--
Category: ART

Doll Making As A Transformative Process

Author : Pamela Hastings
ISBN : 1091388199
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 46.81 MB
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Pamela Hastings, world-renowned doll maker, artist, writer, and teacher guides the reader through a Transformative Process using paper and cloth doll making, with lots of patterns and examples to create fast and simple dolls for fun and life change.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Art Doll Adventures

Author : Lisa Li Hertzi
ISBN : 1592532675
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 71.56 MB
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Doll-making inspired by cultural icons Finding meaning in your art is one thing; doing it for the fun of the creation is another. How do they go together? Making dolls inspired by cultural icons brings new meaning to your work and helps you connect with larger universal truths. Doll makers are very conscious of and interested in the history of the human/female figure and cultural icons, and often use them as starting points for their designs. Spirit dolls, African icons, goddess figures, and Hopi katichinas are all popular forms. Using history as a starting point, Lisa-Li Hertzi has created five exciting doll projects, inspired by five very different cultural and historical icons/figures. Through the projects, she explores the creative process, the meaning and significance of each figure, and teaches techniques that doll makers are currently experimenting with: journaling, collage, mixed media, and found objects. Each doll is presented as a step-by-step project with complete instructions, and is followed by a gallery featuring interpretations by leading doll artists of the same cultural figure. Fantastic full color illustrations and patterns by the author are included.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies


Author : Carol Endler Sterbenz
ISBN : 9781451628869
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 29.77 MB
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Offering an abundance of information and inspiration, Homemade is a revelatory addition to the craft world—the ultimate reference book on crafting and also a warm, engagingly written book that combines history and personal narrative with the science that makes a craft possible and the passion that inspires it. Carol Endler Sterbenz is a crafter, a teacher, a homemaker, a wife, and a mother. Raised by immigrant parents who taught her the enduring value of resourcefulness and creativity, she makes her lifetime of experience and infinite enthusiasm the foundation for Homemade. Sterbenz provides readers with not only practical information and direction but also a philosophy and methodology of crafting that build confidence and ability, making it easy to achieve truly professional results. Teeming with clear, reliable, and thorough information on everything from tools and materials to techniques, Homemade is an essential guide to seven of the most beloved crafts: beading, the flower arts, paper crafting, hand printing, decoupage, decorative embellishing, and children’s arts and crafts. Crafters—beginners and veterans alike—can turn to Homemade to learn which glues and finishes to use, how to form a perfect beaded loop, assemble a miniature robot, hollow out an egg, emboss paper, make a hand-tied bouquet, or transform a chandelier. Overflowing with hundreds of techniques; easy-to-follow step-by-step directions supported by more than eight hundred beautiful and precise hand-drawn illustrations, diagrams, and patterns; and countless insider secrets and troubleshooting tips, Homemade is an indispensable go-to reference no crafter should be without.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Art Making Collections And Obsessions

Author : Lynne Perrella
ISBN : 9781592536269
Genre : Art
File Size : 82.87 MB
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This large format, full-color, inspirational book, now in paperback, is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. The gallery-style format allows readers to see what artists collect, and the resulting spectacular artwork they make from it. The book features the collections and the artwork of forty major mixed-media artists. The artwork includes journals, assemblages, altered books, as well as jewelry pieces, and detailed descriptions of the materials and techniques used, plus tips and insights into using unusual materials and collections. Mixed-media artists are naturally collectors. They are fascinated by the stuff of life, and they are always looking for the right elements to add to their collages and journals. This book offers a juicy combination—sort of a walk through an artist-filled flea market, and a gallery of the pieces created using these collections with tips and insights on collecting and creating, and how they go hand in hand.
Category: Art

Finishing The Figure

Author : Susanna Oroyan
ISBN : 9781607053750
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 40.95 MB
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Brilliant doll artist Susanna Oroyan taught us to create figures with depth and imagination; now she focuses on designing their presentation--costume, accessories, furnishings, and embellishments. Covers everything from pattern drafting and basics of costuming to settings, photography, and beyond. Over 300 beautiful color photos of dolls from the world’s top doll artists. Learn how to use elements of design to enhance your figure’s presentation and reflect your own style. Detailed instructions and illustrations, plus Susanna’s insightful tips accompany each phase of the process. Susanna shares her knowledge, then gives you the courage to experiment, expand, and create new techniques of your own!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Who S Your Dada

Author : Linda O'Brien
ISBN : 9781592535620
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 57.70 MB
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Inspired by the "Dada" notion of making art from materials that would not typically be combined or expected to go together, and driven by a similar sense of irony and humor, this exciting book by Linda and Opie O'Brien shares their unique approach to making mixed-media dolls. It is not only a "must have" volume for anyone interested in found object art and the human form, it is a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the power, symbolism, and cultural significance of dolls and representational figures. The authors share detailed techniques for using surface embellishments, creating faces, heads, and limbs, using molds and molding products, and building and transforming disparate objects into whimsical, inspiring dolls. Starting with a variety of substrates—a wood block, a canvas, a tin can, a book, and a box construction—readers are guided step by step through five types of doll constructions. Included: Complete instructions for making a box construction doll, a wood block substrate doll, a two-sided canvas frame doll, a tin can doll, and a book doll Numerous variations on each of the core projects for further experimentation An inspiring gallery of mixed-media dolls from leading artists who discuss their methods and share their very personal answers to the question: "What is a doll?"
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Official Price Guide To Antique And Modern Teddy Bears

Author : Kim Brewer
ISBN : 0876377924
Genre : Reference
File Size : 37.62 MB
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Teddy bears are big business and attract up to 80,000 collectors at various shows held around the U.S. This is the only guide that covers all bears--antique, modern, foreign and domestic. 8-page color insert.
Category: Reference

Fabric Memory Books

Author : Lesley Riley
ISBN : 1600594085
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 62.73 MB
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Combine your love of crafting, fabric, and reading to create unique volumes for preserving your memories. The 24 projects feature a variety of binding methods as well as inventive techniques like transferring photos onto textiles.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Art Doll Chronicles

Author : Catherine Moore
ISBN : 0971729603
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 82.51 MB
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This celebration of nine art dolls and the artists who made them offers a colourful look at an unusual project that spanned 19 months and took the dolls on a journey all over the United States. Each doll is a one-of-a-kind work of art, made by women who contributed something to each work-in-progress and offered unique perspectives on womanhood and images of dolls. Professional doll-makers as well as a quilt maker, a metalsmith, a woodcarver, and a sculptor created dolls that evolved into vivid characters as they travelled from artist to artist with handmade journals that served as a combination diary, travel log, and artist's canvas. From Joe the Wandering '60s Beatnik to a made-over Madeline sure to be kicked out of her French boarding school for her outrageous attire, each doll is accompanied by photographs, excerpts from the journals, and essays by the artists about the joys, challenges, and frustrations of working on the project.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

American Craft

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ISBN : UOM:39015039857191
Genre : Decoration and ornament
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Category: Decoration and ornament

Making Your Own Toys

Author : Pamela Peake
ISBN : 0878576231
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 65.45 MB
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Provides instructions for making dolls, dollhouse furniture, a dollhouse, go-cart, playhouse, puppets, a puppet theater, toy clock, space sation, paddle steamer, truck, hobbyhorse, train, drum, jigsaw puzzles, and blocks
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Adventures In Bookbinding

Author : Jeannine Stein
ISBN : 9781592536870
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 56.29 MB
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"Each project in this book combines bookbinding with a specific craft such as quilting, jewelry making, or polymer clay, and offer levels of expertise: basic, novice, and expert. Illustrated step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate how to construct the cover pages, and a unique binding technique, easy enough for a beginner to master. Each project also features two other versions with the same binding geared to those with more or less experience. The novice version is for those who have noknowledge of the craft and want shortcuts, but love the look. For the quilter's book, for example, vintage quilt pieces become the covers so all that's needing in the binding. Or if you're interested in wool felting use an old sweater. This offers great opportunities for upcycling. The expert version is for those who have a great deal of knowledge and proficiency of a certain craft - the master art quilter, for example. For this version, an expert guest artist has created the cover and the author hascreated the binding. This offers yet another creative opportunity - the collaborative project. Since crafters often get involved with round-robins and other shared endeavors, this will show them yet another way to combine their skills. No other craft book offers the possibilities and challenges that Adventures in Bookbinding does. Readers will return to it again and again to find inspiration and ideas"--
Category: Crafts & Hobbies