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Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages Paperback – February 1, 2009
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The step-by-step tutorials are easy to follow. Discover new techniques for creating assemblages, fantasy-based altered art and other magical projects utilizing items such as glitter, crinoline, crepe paper, found objects and household items.
A sampling of adorable vintage images/clip art is also included at the back of the book for the reader to use in their projects. In addition, a gallery of inspirational works from other artists helps to get the reader's creative juices flowing. I am pleased to say that I am featured as a guest artist in this wonderful book. Even before I was asked to participate, I was a longtime fan of Lisa's whimsical and delightful creations.
Be warned - you may become addicted to the eye candy in this book. Before you get started crafting, grab a cup of tea and spend time pouring through the beautiful images contained within. It's one of those kinds of books that you will enjoy referring to time and time again.
Thank you Lisa
There is a generous section of copyright-free art to get you started, and there is a gallery of ideas from contributing artists.
Even if you've never made an artist trading card before, there is a how-to section for ATCs. By far, my favorite projects are the circus wagon cars and the embellished circus animals. As sort of the namesakes of the book, they are enchanting, imaginative, colorful and delightful. You'll find yourself heading to the craft store for rubber animals in no time. I did.
Disclaimer: Yes! I am one of the featured artists in the Gallery in this book, so of course I would give it a good review! But, it really IS good, and one should buy it just to look at page 109!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am very disappointed. It is a book useless. I advise you not to buy it.Published 5 months ago by Susanna Ronchi
The artist's work looks inspiring. However, the format gives me pause about ordering any more arts and crafts books for my Kindle. Read morePublished 6 months ago by eva b.
Delightful concept and execution -- kudos to Lisa Kettell!!
Her instructions are simple to follow; the hints and alternatives are quite helpful; materials are reasonably... Read more
A different type of book with variable ideas. It got my creative juices working.Published 18 months ago by Marilyn Fordney
This book is so full of imaginative multimedia projects. The best part is each projects sparks the imagination and I find myself thinking of other projects I would like to make. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love this book! It's jam packed with such great pictures and creative projects. The thoughtfulness behind the projects and how this book is laid out is just... Read morePublished on September 19, 2013 by DMC
Truly a creative and inventive book sure to spark your imagination! Again,offered at a truly reasonable price point albeit used.Published on July 7, 2013 by Deborah B. Hodies
There are a lot of great ideas in here and the options for expanding upon them are limitless. If you want a source of inspiration for kitschy/circusy/fantasy styles of art, then I... Read morePublished on May 22, 2013 by Faith in Purity