Mixed media techniques have come to forefront again, with artists in every field combining materials and effects to create journals, altered art, collage pieces, memory art and more. With all the creative experiementation developing at such a fast pace, it is pertinent to know how various techniques and combinations work and whether they are right for your latest project. Alphabetica illuminates new techniques through detailed visuals and rich, explanatory text. From cover to cover, readers absorb the specialties of each contributing artist, such as Judi Riesch's use of vintage photographs, and Lesley Riley's sophisticated fabric transfers, and are able to get an "over the shoulder" glance at how these artists work.
Lynne Perrella is on the editorial advisory board of Somerset Studio magazine, a bi-monthly paper arts magazine, and Legacy, a new quarterly publication that features articles about using family history and memorabilia to create unique works of art. Her work appears regularly in a variety of publications that feature collage, assemblage, and written features on the Arts. She is the author of Artists' Journals and Sketchbooks (Rockport, 2004) and True Colors (Stampington and Company, February 2003). She lives in Ancramdale, New York.
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