Have you ever wondered how to make a bezel for a butterfly wing or add a second head to a deer figurine? Perhaps shrines with spoons or doll heads with nail adornments are more your thing? Might I recommend Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects
by Jane Wynn. I’m a day late and a dollar short with this book review and giveaway since the book came out in 2007, but a book like Altered Curiosities never goes out of style.
Not only does artist Jane Wynn have a very distinct style about her work she also has a lot of great information to share. Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects
overs topics like soldering, using resin and etching metal. Whether you are into jewelry design or making keepsake boxes you will walk away from this book full of inspiration.
We all know how I feel about fawns so the Peeking Deer Necklace obviously piqued my attention. Something about the creepy teeth in the Wisdom shrine spoke to me. I have a pair of vintage dentures that live in my bathroom, maybe I will breathe some new crafty life into them. So many of the projects in this book interest me. Even if this is not your style, what you will learn in technique from Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects
So to win your own copy of Altered Curiosities let me know your thoughts on mixed media arts. What is the oddest thing you have ever incorporated into your craft? Doll parts, taxidermy eyes, teeth? Even if it is as vanilla as some interesting paper or fabric, I wanna know.