Saturday 24 June 2023

Book Review: Share Your Joy: Mixed Media Shareable Art by Sarah J. Gardner (Non-Fiction/Arts & Crafts)

Title: Share Your Joy: Mixed Media Shareable Art
Author: Sarah J. Gardner
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Publication Date: 5 September 2023
Pages: 128
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Non-Fiction/Arts & Crafts
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Learn how to create adorable mixed-media art to send to loved ones, friends, and even strangers via snail mail—then share in the happiness it brings.

Author Sarah J. Gardner has made it her mission to help others find their creativity and inspiration through mixed-media art . In Share Your Joy , she offers her idea for how to share joy via handmade postcards, note cards , and other items that can be mailed to anyone around the world and put a smile on their face. That’s where Sarah gets her joy, and with the techniques and step-by-step projects in this book, she will help you find it too.

Working on papers you have painted and that can be drawn and painted over (what Sarah calls “art papers”), you will learn to use collage , stenciling , found objects , watercolor and acrylic paints , and more to create art to share with others.

Share Your Joy: Mixed Media Shareable Art is a lovely reference work for those interested in finding a new way to explore their creativity and share their creations with others. The book covers different supplies that can be utilised in the creative process before moving on to sample projects such as handmade postcards and note cards, with a particular focus on small items that could be shared with pen pals in letters. Various different techniques are explored, so there should be an option to suit everyone. Highly recommended if you are looking for a new creative pursuit that can be done on a small scale. This book will be of particular interest to those with busy lives who don't have the time to commit to larger-scale artistic works. I am giving it four stars.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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