Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques

The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques is a guide to mixed media techniques which incorporate lettering along with painting, collage, calligraphy, and found materials in decorative projects.

Released 28th Jan 2019 by Schiffer, it's 128 pages and available in paperback format. Author Caitlin Dundon is a Seattle based calligrapher, artist, and educator.

This is an accessible, well photographed book full of ideas which could be incorporated into journaling, wall-art, furniture refinishing, cards, and more. The introductory chapter (about 10% of the page content) covers materials and supplies, different media, substrates, found materials and more.

The rest of the chapters provide inspiration and loosely guided tutorials for using a variety of techniques to create finished artwork. The selected projects are attractive if not electrifying. I must say that the author's lessons on resist lettering and use of gesso for texture included some tips of which I was previously unaware.

The final chapter includes a resource list with links slanted toward readers in North America followed by a short index.

Three and a half stars.

 Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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