Sunday, April 25, 2010

Teach Yourself Visually Collage & Altered Arts Book Review

Hi All!

I wanted to share a recent review of my book by Scott & Martin of Vintage Image Craft....

Inspiring Books 'n Blogs

Teach Yourself Visually: Collage & Altered Art by Roni Johnson

Wiley Publishing, 2009
Roni Johnson is a collage artist, and publisher of the altered art blog, InkStainswithRoni. This book demonstrates (REALLY demonstrates) that Roni is also a gifted teacher. In 212 fully-illustrated pages, Roni takes us through hundreds of techniques and creative projects. She explains the basics of collage design, materials and tools, and then shows us how to work with images and text, embellishments, adhesives, inks and paints, right through to the finishing touches.
Most exciting, we think, are her dozens of methods for achieving aged and distressed finishes, which are so perfect for vintage images. As a rubber stamp expert, Roni includes a great chapter on stamping, of course. She also outlines several creative methods for transferring images to various surfaces. In other words, this is a comprehensive reference book - and inspiration - that belongs in every crafter's library.
Best of all, Roni is donating a copy of Teach Yourself Visually Collage & Altered Art as a GRAND PRIZE in our upcoming Facebook Creative Challenge.

Thank you, Roni!!

If you can't wait, get your copy now at


  1. This sounds like a great book. I'll have to check it out.

  2. Sounds fab, I will be checking this out, Thanks for the info

  3. Roni,

    Your book is so great. I use it all the time and my friend borrows it, too.


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