Monday, May 2, 2011

The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir

I recently received The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir to review from Booksneeze.  A book of artful expression from items cast aside.  It is very interesting to see the elements used in different projects.  The book shares five chapters of differently used elements for projects.  (wood, plastic, paper, fabric, and metal) Kushnir asks where do you find your inspiration?  Inspiration gives you reasons to create.  Through out this book you will find pictures and how to that will give you the inspiration to dig through your trash, go outdoors and search and sit down and create a project.

Book Description

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 anther's treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.
**Please note that this book is not explicitly Christian in content. If you are looking for a Christian Living titles featuring a large amount of faith-centered content, this titles may not be the best selection for you.

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