I try Not to stereotype women and men, but I really was Not surprised to learn the author was a dude, it explained the more urban riveting look, with less beauty. A number of them looked really junky. He did employ a really wide variety of objects in his different projects. There was one project I wanted to try, but now without the book in front of me, I cannot remember it – rats!
Very Nice Eye-Candy – beautiful pics. Unfortunately, this appears to be highlights instead of in-depth detailed instructions. One of my favorite artists Beryl Taylor has 2 pieces in here, however she covers one of these highlights in her book Mixed media explorations : blending paper, fabric, and embellishment to create inspired designs across several chapters. So they highlights are inspiring, but they won’t provide a lot of details
Somehow the examples were kinda’ dark, not very appealing to me. It did show you how to carve on Linoleum and wood, instead of just speedball rubber. It also gave very detailed instructions on transfering using graphite paper, but I didn’t see anything on using fingernail polish remover, like I’ve done in the past (nasty-smelling, but easier than the graphite paper work).
More interesting ideas – a lot of metal, so I don’t have the tools. The stuff isn’t overly beautiful, or maybe it’d be more appealing to me. Nothing that’s going to inspire me bring out the sewing machine and get flying. But if you like unique looking stuff, made from everyday material, you ought to check it out!
An Art Doll book, in our library that I hadn’t seen yet! I must be slipping. That said, though the book was interesting – cool pics – it didn’t really give very detailed instructions, Not a step by step how to do it (except make sure your fabric is authentic). It did give me some ideas however, and maybe someday I’ll break through that barrier and start sewing, by George (or I guess by Soaring Eagle).