Sherre also selected "Mixed Mania-Recipes for Delicious Mixed Media Creations" by: Debbi Crane & Cheryl Prater. Interweave Books, 2008

The book cover is so bright that it really draws your eye. Using an orange-red with aqua, gold and green makes for a colorful cover! I love the play on words using "Recipes" as their tie-in for all of the chapter headings. The conversation between the two authors, sprinkled throughout the pages makes for a fun read. The projects aren't "New" in idea or materials and for the most part are very simplistic. Debbi's "Reliquary Girls" shows innovation. Although "inches" aren't a new idea, I like how Cheryl incorporated them into a multi-photo frame using the same image yet changing each background. This book is a colorful, enjoyable read and would be ideal for someone just beginning to explore the mixed media arts arena. More advanced artists will enjoy the beautifully photographed projects to help stir up their own creative ideas.

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