Mixed Media: New Studio Techniques
Isobel Hall & Maggie Grey
80 pages, 100 images
Size 290 x 230 mm
Two popular authors look at mixed media techniques and produce work ranging from wall-panels to jewellery and vessels. New ideas and materials are introduced, many with step-by-step instructions. You'll find methods for laminating tissue and tea-bag paper onto surfaces that range from silk paper to textured wallpaper. Maggie and Isobel will show you how to use light moulding paste (gives amazing results when pushed through an icing bag) and lots of techniques for distressing paper and fabrics. There's a whole chapter on recycling too, not just materials like lemonade bottles and insect netting but new ideas for the liquidiser and the pasta machine.
The authors examine Softsculpt for accents, InkAID (with and without a printer), oiled paper for a range of effects and Crackle Paste for distressing. They also look at Texture Magic for amazing surfaces, while lemonade bottles and insect netting are recycled marvels. Maggie and Isobel show you the basics and then move beyond to encourage your creativity and enable you to adapt the ideas in the book to extend and develop your own work.
On the right, you can see two of Isobel's bracelets and below we have InkAID work from Maggie. Underneath that is Isobel's scarf and bag - amazing effects with wax. Finally, Maggie's crackled fish is highly textural.