Discover a curious world of assemblage with projects that have a story to tell!
Step inside Altered Curiosities, where a wisdom tooth gets its own shrine, a honeybee lights up the room and a taxidermy eye becomes the eye in the back of your head. As author Jane Wynn shares her unique approach to mixed-media art, you'll learn to alter, age and transform odd objects into novel new works of your own creation.
Step-by-step instructions guide you in making delightfully different projects that go way beyond art for the wall—including jewelry, hair accessories, a keepsake box, a bird feeder and more—all accompanied by a story about the inspiration behind the project. You'll also learn to:
- Find your personal symbols and incorporate them into your work.
- Alter toy figures to create curious new creatures.
- Master simple soldering techniques that take you beyond the soldering iron.
- Apply beautiful patinas and etchings to brass and copper.
- Transform cast resin into pieces that look like metal.