Concertina Affirmation Book with Kecia Deveney

Learn how to create a folded page book with layers of mixed media techniques

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Course intro and interview with Kecia Deveney and Tami Macala

Kecia shares her many tips and tricks on how to create her signature Concertina Affirmation Book!

Love. Joy. Beauty. Gratitude. These words and many others like them can evoke emotions that make us feel different things. Words and statements of positivity are also known as affirmations. These words, when repeated silently or spoken out loud, can help shift thinking from negative to positive, reduce stress, encourage positive actions, and increase your confidence and well-being.

How would you like to take these affirmations and create mixed-media art? We are thrilled to welcome Kecia Deveney and her latest course, “Concertina Affirmation Book,” exclusively to Create Arts Online.

Not only does Kecia cover how to fold and create these unique paper books with one piece of paper, but she also shares her techniques for layering the pages with mark making, painting, dripping, and many other effects that give each page a colorful and textured look.

Once the paint has dried, Kecia brings out all of her magazines, papers, old prints, and any other medium that she can find positive words and affirmations. Hunting and gathering these affirmations can bring so much joy as each word or statement you find will help you create your one-of-a-kind Concertina Mixed-Media Book.

In this course, you will learn the following:

  • Kecia’s favorite art supplies and materials
  • How to fold one piece of paper into a Concertina Book
  • How to add layers and layers of mark-making with paints, pens, and inks
  • How to add texture with fabric and stitching
  • How to hunt and gather words and affirmations
  • How to cut the background paper and affirmations
  • How to create a balanced book that brings joy and positive thoughts
  • How to add final details that give each page more pop
  • Bonus sections that add more depth to your Concertina Book projects
Each Concertina Mixed-Media Book you create will be filled with positive energy as you enjoy reading it each day or sharing it as a gift for loved ones! Nothing is better than feeling the magic of affirmations and how they can lift your spirit!

Included in this course is PDF for download with all of Kecia's suggested materials and resources.

I loved this course!!! Thank you so much Kecia for the fun and accessible lessons, I can't wait to watch them all again and play along.

Kim W.

Your Instructor

Kecia Deveney
Kecia Deveney

Kecia Deveney is a mixed media artist based in the Jersey Shore channeling her life experiences into whimsical works that playfully distort our reality. She incorporates fabric, textiles, jewelry design, sculpture, and painting into a colorful eclectic practice that seeks to inspire others to acknowledge their inherent creative spirit. A self-taught artist, she rejects the rules and notions of fine art in a vibrant juxtaposition of figuration and abstraction with an emphasis on textured visceral works.

While art had always fascinated Kecia, she discovered her talents when she relocated from her California home to coastal New Jersey. While building her new life, she took to engaging with craft, design, and the visual arts to transform her living space into a wonderland of her own creation. Spending most of her days as a caregiver, her art became an outlet. Embracing the unusual, she continued to expand her practice. She was met with a positive response as others fell in love with the imaginative worlds she invited them to explore. As her acclaim grew, she became a world traveler, uplifting artists around the globe with her art and drawing from their rich cultures and experiences to inform her work and evolving practice. Today, she is sharing her journey, skills, and motivation with others as an educator. Her work continues to teach us about the value of accepting your individuality and allowing your distinct style of creativity to flourish.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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