Today our friends Jenny and Aaron from Everyday is a Holiday are giving away a copy of their new book Mixed Media Masterpieces! They know how much we love their book, so they’ve asked us to write a little review and pass on the love by giving away a copy to you!
Mixed Media Masterpieces is an amazing craft book filled with unique mixed media projects and art journaling techniques. The over 20 projects inside include skills in papercrafting, painting, sculpting, and jewelry making and are sure to get you familiar with all sorts of new-to-you mediums whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crafter. Jenny’s and Aaron’s expertise in their artistry shows through in every word, photograph, and project–it is really no wonder that their art designs are so popular and widely sold. If you want to know just how big a deal these two are, just pop over to their about page.
We bought the book on pre-order and it was love at first flip-through. Just a quick pass through the pages gave me a ton of ideas, and I loved it just as much reading it cover to cover… which I could only do when Jonas was sleeping, because everyone had to be “hands off” of his “cupcake book.” We have already done a few of the projects with Eliza and Jonas (we’ll be sharing some in Eliza’s Ornament a Day post this Saturday!) The detailed instructions, including photos taking you through the steps, were easy enough to follow that seven year old Eliza could follow along reading without our help! If it passed the kid test, you know the instructions are thorough.
The thing I love most about this book is that it is full of techniques translatable into any style. Jenny’s and Aaron’s style is distinct: pink and teal, cupcakes, bunnies, and vintage photos and imagery are the pillars of their art. I love their work and am excited to replicate some of the projects in the book exactly (the step-by-step instructions make that SO EASY), but I’m also so happy that the techniques taught in the book can easily be translated into other projects that are fitting to my style! I can’t wait to get my hands dirty creating my own patterned papers using the art journaling techniques!
Want your own copy of Mixed Media Masterpieces? Use the widget below to enter to win:
We’ll announce the winner sometime after midnight CST December 26, 2013. Watch the countdown on the widget to see how long you have left to enter! We’ll contact the winner directly using the e-mail address they provided in the widget.
Already have a copy? Jenny says, “We love seeing pics of readers with the book, their kids or even pets with the book! Use the hashtag #mixedmediamasterpieces!”
If you don’t win, pick up the book online or at a local retailer, including Barnes and Noble, Michaels, and JoAnn.
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