I had always wanted to read Diana Trout's Journal Spilling and was lucky enough to borrow this book from a friend.
|The cover itself looks yummy and inviting, doesn't it?|
When I initially flipped through it, the things that attracted me the most were the artworks of Diana's that peppered the pages.
Not only does Diana show us full art pieces and how they are created, she also decorates the pages with whimsical lines and figures.
|I love the whimsy in the details. This spread is one of many that goes into detail about supplies for mixed media.|
|Doesn't this title look like it's on real masking tape? This page and others instruct us on how and where to get supplies for making mixed media.|
|Another thing that I love about this book is the personal tidbits that are included at the introduction to each technique. Diana makes her own artwork come alive with her clever wit and casual banter.|
After going through this book a couple of times, I feel that I have the technique and confidence as an artist to create the types of artwork that Diana shows us.
Once I worked through a couple of the step-by-step lessons, I began to find my own way with the creation of artwork that includes my personal flavour.
This is DEFINITELY a great book for any of us mixed media artists: techniques, supplies and inspiration galore!
More about this book in the coming days :)
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