One of my favorite books in my collection of mixed media art is “Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media Artists” by Ann Baldwin. I bought this book two years ago, and am still enthralled with all of the creative ideas I get when I look through it. It is filled with tons of ideas that can be applied to art journaling or for canvas art that is hung on the wall.
It is perfect for the beginner or a seasoned mixed media artist due to the plethora of ideas and techniques featured throughout the 144 pages. There are details on the supplies needed to create these projects as well as composition, abstract design and layering techniques. Also featured is a chapter on working with encaustic materials and using photos in mixed media paintings.
Below is a Christmas collage that I created using the ideas from this book. Prints of this collage can be found in my Etsy shop. Just click on the photo and it will take you there. 🙂
Click the link below to check out this amazing book for yourself. Your creative juices will thank you. 😉
Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists: Experimental Techniques for Composition, Layering, Texture, Imagery, and Encaustic