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By the Batch: Creative Cards, Postcards, Envelopes & More Paperback – July 1, 2006
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About the Author
Judi Kauffman designs projects and develops products for many crafts materials manufacturers including Sulyn Industries, Bucilla, Coats & Clark, Red Castle, Inc., Ranger, Tsukineko, and Clearsnap. With more than thirty years’ experience teaching art and design, she also writes and reviews for many publications. Judi lives in Chevy Chase, MD.
Holly McDade is a commercial photographer. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Anyway, Judi Kauffman sweeps that mindset aside and says, "Just do it!" She uses a lot of different materials (cork, punches, clay, found objects, embossing/diecutting machines), but what I found most useful were her layout ideas in the front of the book--12 to 15 of them, all based on design principles that many of us might not have been trained in.
I know I have often sat pondering how to come up with a pleasing arrangement of elements on my cards and having a batch of standard designs to refer to will simplify the guesswork and speed up the process.
I also appreciate that she provides the manufacturer's names of the products she uses. I, for one, want to know why artists prefer special brands and in most cases in the book we learn why (e.g., use round sponges for daubing on soft colors of ink b/c they don't have the harsh edges that other square/triangular sponges do).
Overall, though Judi's style of cardmaking might not be your cup of tea (it wasn't mine in most cases), her freeflow methods and suggestions provide many a springboard for creative inspiration and guidance. This is a keeper for your creative library.
Good book. I love it and keep going back to it.
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