Sunday, July 28, 2019

101 More Mixed Media Techniques

101 More Mixed Media Techniques is a resource and inspiration guide to visual arts techniques. The media covered are varied and include: watercolor, resists, inks, pyrography, surface treatments such as distressing and aging, embossing, pens/pencil/pastel, and more.

Released 2nd July 2019 by Quarto on their Walter Foster imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback, spiral bound, and ebook formats. This is the second book by these authors, but works very well as a standalone. All of the techniques are accessible and achievable by beginning artists. As such, this would make a superlative classroom art-resource and a good addition to the artist's home library. Many (most) of these techniques and applications could be used by children if supervised.

There are no templates or tutorials, as such, but there's plenty of inspiration here for readers to apply to their own projects. Walter Foster is well known for the quality of their art books. This one is full of clear and appealing photos of the different techniques. Each page includes photographs of the media, along with sidebars with extra information and refinements of the basic instructions.  The book is written as a collaboration, so there is a wide variety or artistic styles and something will surely appeal to virtually all readers.

Five stars. Really well done.

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

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