Are you ready to embark on an artistic journey like no other? Picture this: a personal art project that knows no bounds, one you can dive into at any hour of the day, whenever inspiration strikes. Now, imagine gathering an eclectic mix of art materials, cherished found objects, upcycled treasures, and everything that sparks joy to weave them into a mixed media book.
Welcome to a course that will ignite your creative fire and leave you saying, "YES, please!" We're thrilled to introduce you to the creative world of Mixed Media Book Building, brought to you by the very talented Kecia Deveney exclusively at Create Arts Online.
Kecia has woven her artistic magic into this course, creating a haven where you can let your imagination run wild. There are no limits to your creativity, and you have the freedom to explore your artistic vision on your terms. Whether you're a seasoned mixed media artist or just starting your creative journey, this course is designed to inspire all.
Gather your favorite art supplies, and don't forget to bring along those quirky, one-of-a-kind finds. Kecia will guide you through this very achievable and gratifying process of crafting a mixed media book that's truly a reflection of your unique spirit.
Uncover the joy of turning ordinary objects into extraordinary pieces of art, as you embrace the art of upcycling in a whole new light. Every page you create will hold a story, a memory, or a powerful emotion, making your mixed media book an intimate and treasured keepsake.
With Kecia's expert guidance, you'll learn:
- Why create a mixed-media book
- How to gather your favorite papers and other items
- Kecia’s collage techniques
- A variety of ways to alter papers
- Kecia’s layering techniques
- How to create signatures (pages)
- How to build the book in sections
- Kecia’s technique for binding the book
- How to add final touches
This is your invitation to explore, experiment, and experience the pure joy of artistic expression whenever and wherever you desire. Create at your own pace, savor every moment, and infuse your heart and soul into each page.
Kecia has included her list of suggested tools, materials, and resources.
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.
StartMixed media collage techniques (12:31)
StartEndless possibilities for creating collage papers (5:40)
StartAcrylic Painting Techniques (10:28)
StartPainting and mark making on mixed media materials (6:03)
StartWatercolor painting techniques (5:45)
StartPainting on fabrics (17:26)
StartSpray painting and stencil techniques (14:47)
StartPainting on Tyvek paper (2:30)