Huskamp, Tracie Lyn. Nature Inspired: Mixed-Media Techniques for Gathering, Sketching, Painting, Journaling, and Assemblage. c.112p. ISBN 978-1-59253-536-1. pap. $22.99. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. illus. CRAFTS
This book is for the creative journal writer on making one’s own journals using scrapbooking materials and techniques. Artist and teacher Huskamp features birds and plants as themes for paper collage on altered book covers and pages. Projects are similar to those in scrapbooking guides, but the emphasis on journaling may attract a new audience to the craft. -- Library Journal, February 15, 2010
About the Author
Tracie Lyn Huskamp works as a freelance Product Designer/Illustrator creating mass-market products. A number of her designs have sold in retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Crafts, Lowe's Hardware, and Walgreen Drugs. One of her products was featured on the television show, Extreme Home Makeover. Tracie's mixed media work has received both regional and national recognition. Her art has appeared on the cover of Somerset Studios, along with feature articles in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine, Stampington's premier issues of Artful Blogger, Life Images, and the Quilting Arts Gifts special publication, and she is a contributor to several Quarry books. She has also participated as a workshop instructor at some of the most popular art and fiber retreats and conferences around the country, including Artfest, ArtFiberfest, Art Unraveled, Art and Soul, and the International Quilt Festival. Visit her blog at http://thereddoor-studio.blogspot.com.