Altered Imagery: a Giveaway

The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery is a mixed media book explaining techniques for collage, altered books, art journals and more.  The author, Karen Michel, is a New York mixed media artist.

610Au086VWLI’ve had the book in my collection for a while, and it has been a solid source for techniques and inspiration on topics I didn’t know much about: altering photography, digital work, and printmaking techniques. Because of the popularity of art journaling techniques, I thought it was time to pass it on.

The book has sections on various multi-media techniques:

  • Photography, which includes both 35mm photography and Polaroid photography.
  • Altered images working with scanners and printers.
  • Found sources, such as magazines and found objects and working with image transfers.
  • Printed images: using acetate as a negative, using photographic images to creating rubber stamps.
  • Creating monoprints

There’s also a gallery of projects and tips done by contributing artists, including Julianna Coles, Traci Bunkers, Lesley Riley , Michelle Ward and Lynne Perrella.

If you want to add it to your collection, leave a comment. I’ll announce the winner on Saturday’s blog. Be sure to check back on Saturday to see if you won!

-Quinn McDonald is (gulp) is re-doing her studio. The first stage (of three) is just starting. With some luck and hard work, it will look less like an explosion in a paper factory and more like a studio. It will also be a guest room. (That’s the third part).