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I am always looking for fun and creative ways to display my "stuff", and Vision Box Ideas has definitely given me MANY ideas. (Now if only I had all the time in the world to do crafts!) The book is by Mark Montano. If his name sounds familiar to you (like it did to me!) it is because he was one of the designers on the TLC Show "While You Were Out" (which for a while was hosted by 2gether member Evan Farmer so I made sure to never miss an episode!) Vision Boxes are 3-D mixed media projects. The book shows you ways to make your own boxes or you can buy a deep frame at the craft store and work from that. (I think shadow boxes would probably also work.) There are a lot of cute ideas in the books with a list of supplies in order to duplicate them, but I think if I get around to making one of them I will modify it so it is more "me". The book is full color and shows images throughout the steps of creating the boxes so you can be sure not to "mess up" (however, a lot of times in crafts such as these it is often the things that are done as a mistake that really give the items a life and look of their own!)

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Create an Inspirational Vision Box What is a Vision Box? A Vision Box is a 3-D mixed media art project that helps you focus on something important to you - very much like a Dream Board. Vision Boxes connect the spirit of creativity with life. Each of Mark's charming projects will help you discover your inner self, acquire a sense of wonder, and provide inspiration as you visualize your goal. Be empowered as you assemble your personal mojo into an individualized display of your life. Bring your mind, hands, and spirit into focus through the simple steps. Vision Boxes are unique and require no artistic training. Expand personal messages in your projects as you discover your hidden potential. Appreciate the special quality of your experience in the world as you create distinctive art and discover the infinite possibilities that spring from creativity.
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Product Details

  • Series: Design Originals (Book 5378)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing (April 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574214071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574214079
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Kelli Barkema on June 9, 2012
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I adore this book almost as much as I adore Mark Montano! In this book, memory keeping has been taken to the next level. As a former scrapbooker who got a bit bored with what there was out there - this has revolutionized how I think about crafting my family's memories. One of my favorite things about Mark's projects is that I don't need to go to a fancy scrapbook store, or even spend any money. Mark is the master re-purposer and uses things you probably have lying around the house. In addition, the step-by-step instructions and fabulous pictures make this book uber-easy to use! You will be the envy of your friends when you display this ingenous mixed media (my favorite of all crafting) vision boxes!
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I have two other Mark Montano books (The BigAss Book of Crafts 1 and 2), so when I saw that this book was coming out, I got a copy without hesitation. I'm so glad that I have it - I have already spent hours going through the projects and making notes and building a couple of my own vision boxes.

Mark Montano makes these projects all so "do-able" with his quirky stories and tips. It's pretty hard to read this book and NOT get right into making your own style of vision box. With tons of ideas on how to start, what materials to use (including inexpensive options!), and how to put your own individual twist on your vision box, this book really makes this artform accessible to everyone. Skilled artists and dabblers alike will be inspired and gently guided into making their own vision boxes. Oh, I almost forgot to mention the photos in the book - EVERY project is photographed and detailed so that you really can follow the steps to create your own. Definitely a great book for anyone who loves mixed media!!
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I just got mine and can't seem to put it down! I don't know where to start so many projects to do and it gives me so much motivation and ideas!! I took it to work yesterday and had to fight my co-workers over it. There are many different projects to do from modern, traditional - you name it is in this book! I have always loved Mark Montano from his past TV shows to his books. I just love all the great designs he brings and hope he never stops with his wonderful ideas! This book is sure to bring many inspirations and ideas to your home for years to come! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
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I'm a big fan of "vision boxes/shrines/nichos/altars" because they can express so much, whether as a way to remember someone or someplace or to remind yourself about what's important in your life. I like the simple instructions for making the boxes themselves and I like many of the themes. I don't like Montano's over the top and kitschy style. It would have been nice to see other artists' interpretation of the themes so you don't get stuck thinking you have to do it his way. I will take what I need and leave the rest.
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My copy of Mark Montano's Vision Box arrived on Friday, so I got to spend the weekend leafing through the pages, admiring the great photography, poring over the easy-to-follow instructions, and marveling at how he manages to fill this slender volume with so much creativity, inspiration, and joy. The book features 22 projects that you can recreate or riff on as your own muse carries you away. The instructions for constructing a couple of basic box shapes are clear and concise. And the themes he explores for each project are perfect jumping off points for doing as the subtitle suggests and "crafting the life of your dreams." The idea of vision boxes gets right to the heart of what it is to be creative, to be an artist, and to be a person who wishes to look more deeply into what makes life interesting, exciting, and beautiful. Whether you need to capture a great idea, chronicle a grand adventure, mend a broken heart, or simply collect your thoughts in a whole new, visually tantalizing way, Mark Montano has you covered in this book.
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I really wish that someone would stop this guy from making things, writing books about making things and hosting t.v. shows.
He is very annoying and his crafts are really not that well done or thought out.
The Vision Box with the candy glued on it....hello mice and bugs come and get it. I seriously think this is something that anyone would want to keep around.
The arrangement of the items in the boxes are just haphazard and too crowded. They do not allow for gentle contemplation. If you really wanted to make a box that was well made, miter the corners.
The only project I did like was the Freida Kahlo dome.
Mark also loves himself too much and thinks his ideas are good.
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What can I say.....Im a Mark Montano fan! Which is why with this book...I now own 3, yes THREE of his books. I love em! And Im sure Ill continue to add onto the collection. Anyway.......this book is great and full of ideas on how to showcase what you love the most (In my case, I LOVE anything in the shape of a cupcake) or if want to commemorate someone. I love that he gives you ideas but then also shows you how to bring those ideas to life. With his books, you definitely esperience one of those..."Ooooh!! So thats how its done!" moments. Once you learn how something is done....theres no looking back! Hahaha But hey...dont take my word for it...give it a try! :0)
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