It's time to make something! But first, discover countless new ways to work with and combine common art supplies and offbeat materials you may not have considered using before. If you already love working with paper, paint, ephemera, found objects, and fabric, you will discover lots of innovative techniques in these pages. And if you are an aspiring artist looking for ideas and inspiration? It's all here. Whether your interests are collage, assemblage, altered books, journals, or mixed media, al-pha-bet-i-ca promises to get you started and to keep you trying new things. while uncovering new depths of creativity.
You will also get an "inside peek" into the studios of the leading artists whose work fills this book. Enjoy personalized workshops on their technique specialties while discovering where their best ideas come from. These fourteen artists open up their collective (and collabora¬tive!) bag of tricks, and the contents will surprise and inspire you.
“Al-pha-bet-i-ca is a fun word l made up for a collaboration among fourteen artists. After all what else could we call a project that was a no-holds-barred exploration of letters and numbers? Now we've followed the fun of the projects with the enjoyment of sharing our best ideas with you. From ‘Altered’ to ‘Zigzag’ you'll get a studio tour, A to Z.” - Lynne Perrella.
About the Author
Lynne Perrella is a mixed-media artist, author, designer, and workshop instructor. Her interests include collage, assemblage, one-of-a-kind books, and art journals. She conducts creativity workshops in the United States and abroad and exhibits collage in galleries throughout the Berkshire Mountains. She is on the editorial advisory boards of various paper arts magazines, and frequently contributes articles and artwork.
1st edition, 2006, Pb, 144pp, full colour throughout, 21.5 x 27.5 cm