Synopses & Reviews
The Elemental Journal is a new take on using found objects in mixed-media art, marrying journaling with cast-aside items in five different substrates: wood, paper, metal, plastic and fabric. Inside, you will discover a myriad of new ways to craft a mixed media art journals. Using five different elemental substrates as the basis for her creations, author Tammy Kushnir guides you through the process of gathering found objects from your attic and garage?and even the trash?and crafting them into personal and meaningful works of art.
Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures
Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions - equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you how to craft a wide variety of journals to hold your secrets or express your inner thoughts, and discover new ways to use wood, paper, fabric, plastic and metal in your art.
Peek inside The Elemental Journal and you will find...15 stepped-out journal projects made from unusual materials and found objects, from tree bark to dismantled photo albums to tin boxes.Tips for seeking out materials for your journals in flea markets, garage sales, and in your own attic or trash can.Inspiring gallery projects from 9 contributing artists, including Susan Tuttle, Jen Osborn and Jill Berry.One artist's trash is another's treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.