søndag den 28. november 2010

Book review - Altered Curiosities

I am a part of the SATEAM blog carnival, and this month the topic is book reviews!
I  decided to take on Jane Wynns - Altered Curiosities, the newest member in my book collection.

At first glances you might not think it has anything to with jewellery, from the looks of the scary doll head on the cover, but it does.
The book is about using found objects, preferably old broken toys, in making art. She teaches you how to saw plastic and put it back together with metal.

One of my favourite projects, is the deer necklace. I wont give too much away but sawing of a platic toy deers head is involved :-)

The style is sort of Tim Burton meets the mean boy from Toy Story one. A fabulously cool meeting if you ask me.

So if you are wanting to try out mixed media, and love the sort of weird scary style this is the book for you. Great pictures and great tutorials, written in a delightful heartfelt tone.

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6 kommentarer:

  1. That sounds like an interesting book. I am looking forward to seeing re-created items you have done based on the tutorials.

  2. I may have to add this one to my Amazon wish list. It sounds very interesting. I am going to be scared though if you come up with a copper wrapped 2 headed deer.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful book to boost creativity...love the 2-headed deer!♥

  4. hello there. Just popping in to let you know that I am having a GIVEAWAY so please come on over and enter. I am humbled by your beautiful work..you are super talented. oh and those Fritters...yummy looking!!!

  5. Fascinating book - have added to my wish list as well

  6. Now I think I need this book!!! tee - hee