Clayshaper (clayshaper) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #5: Vintage Greeting Cards With Mary Jo Mc Graw:

The Title is a MOUTHFUL: "Vintage Greeting Cards With Mary Jo Mc Graw: Create Timeless Cards Using Family Photos & Keepsakes"

This was an axcellent book for people learning to 'antique' objects or create that vintage look. The Author was especially clear and creative with her explainations, so that even someone quite new to this would be able to pick up her techniques.

I was especially pleased that she gave both brief and in-depth explainations about some products commonly used in creating the vintage look. Glass bits and a gold or silver leafing pen, for example. Her extensive use of Walnut Ink was useful to both beginners and more advanced artists like myself. I learned many new ways to use several different techniques, and had no trouble understanding her explainations!

This would be a great book for both a beginner and a more advanced artist, just jump in there and try- you'll be surprised at how well it works!

(And if you're Into Steampunk, or into any other Historical Artform, you'll take a LOT opf things away from reading this book- lots of tricks that translate into way more than postcards and scrapbook pages!)
Tags: art, crafts, recommended book, steampunk

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