Flavor for Mixed Media by Mary Beth Shaw

Flavor for Mixed Media by Mary Beth Shaw


A combo that mixed-media enthusiasts love: plenty of visual inspiration in the form of a creative-process theme combined with workshop-style instruction.
– Highly unique techniques and projects – Includes inspiring work from not only the artist, but also from ten talented contributing artists.
Creative individuals are typically as passionate about food as they are making art. So while this is a mixed-media technique book, there are underlying analogies of cooking. A dinner-party setting has a guest list featuring contributing artists. The reader will be introduced to five chapters, or "courses": Color, Layers, Texture, Flavor and Combinations. Each chapter will feature projects with stepped-out techniques pertaining to that chapter, as well as tabletalk (inspiring insights and constructive tips) from the guests, and sidebars (What's in Your Pantry) for ideas such as using found objects, painting over "failed" works and stimulating your brain when you're out of ideas. Techniques for the projects will show the reader how to do things like develop layers with stencils, create texture with items like a cheese grater or combine different substrates into one project.