In the past, I’ve shared reviews of two of Mahe Zehra Husain’s fabulous upcycling books, The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling and Make a Card Awesome. So, when she asked if she could send a preview copy of her newest publication, I was more than happy to agree! This one is called Adventures in Mixed Media: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Beautiful Pieces of Art. It includes chapters on:
- Materials (Paper, Coloring Mediums, Found Items, and Art Stores)
- Techniques (Making Mixed Media Art Paper and Making Mixed Media Collage Paper)
- Projects (A House Journal, Altered Art Organizer, Paintbrush Book, Mixed Media Canvas, The Earth Without Art, Idea Journal, Mixed Media Memories, Art Around your Neck, . . . And Now ‘Round your Wrist, Birds, My Imaginary Flight, and Believe)
I love the way Mahe describes how she organizes her craft room to store “found” items, and the sections on “7 Unusual Sources of Paper” and “Let’s Go On a Treasure Hunt” had my creative juices flowing! Mahe includes YouTube videos for each of her techniques, as well as complete written directions and photographs of all papers and projects. You’ll love Mahe’s friendly, conversational writing style, too! You can get your copy by clicking here at Amazon.com or any time from my Shop Love! page above.
Oh, and remember that Mahe’s first book is ALWAYS available for FREE at her web site, Altered Upcycling. Thank you for all you do to care for Earth as you create, Mahe! ♥
I think it’s great when people can make fabulous things out of the not so ordinary things and help save the planet at the same time. I will check out her web site.
I agree, Ginny! And Mahe is SO good at it! I think you’ll really enjoy seeing her ideas and projects! 🙂
Thanks so much Ginny! Hope to see you at my facebook page and website 🙂 I also have a free promo for another book of mine this weekend. Just search for Crafty Cans and Perplexing Plastic on Amazon tomorrow. 🙂
Thanks for the info. Great web site. I had a peek and will look further.
Yay! Mahe has SO many great ideas! 🙂
watched some of the youtube videos; loved them! love how people can transform things into beautiful ones! 🙂
She is a star, that’s for sure! I’m glad you enjoyed the videos, Ingrid! 🙂
This has caught my attention as I am really into up cycling at the moment. It’s born from financial and ethical reasons so I am really looking forward to checking out the books and website on my laptop this weekend. Thanks for the pointers! X
You’re very welcome, Alison! You and Mahe sound like kindred spirits! I know you’ll really enjoy her creative ideas. 🙂
I love this! What a fun series of books. Thanks for the recommendation!
You’re very welcome, Erin! 🙂
I’m off to order my copy! Thanks for sharing.
Yay! Mahe is so creative and shares so generously . . . you’ll love her books! 🙂
Sounds like fun! I’m going to Amazon to check it out!
Yay! I have another post coming up about her tomorrow . . . she’s got a fantastic sharing project up her sleeve! 🙂
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