Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media

Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media

This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with watercolor, whether their background is mixed-media, textile art, journaling, or paper craft. Unlike the typical watercolor textbooks, this unique, beautiful volume is a field book of inspiration, creative ideas, how to's, and projects, all from an artist's p This book is not only for "painters" but for all types of creative individuals who want to experience and play with water...

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Title:Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media
Author:Heather Smith Jones
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Genres:Art
ISBN:Water Paper Paint
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:156 pages pages

Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media Reviews

  • Chris
    Apr 29, 2015
    This had some good information about color theory and I'm going to actually try several of the projects from this one! ...
  • Jeannine
    Apr 23, 2011
    In addition to being instructive, this book is just plain pretty to look at. ...
  • D. J.
    May 28, 2011
    Out of the shelf-fulls of books I've purchased over the years, this one is like having your own instructor right there. The writing is straightforward, the exercises are clear and speak to the reader in a nice way. No down-talking here. Lovely examples and photographs, and the autho...
  • Susan
    Mar 04, 2011
    I sat down and went through this book last night and read almost every word, which I usually don't do in a writing/art/journaling book in one sitting. This is an "outlet" book, and I desperately need an outlet right now! I can see using this with kids in their writing expression as wel...
  • Marie Z. Johansen
    Jan 23, 2011
    I have found myself wanting to use watercolors in my work but have little to no experience in how to use them. Anybody can put paint and water to paper but to make it interesting can be another whole thing. I wanted a basic book - I have no aims to become a professional watercolor arti...
  • Catherine
    May 24, 2012
    Great starter book for watercolor painting with some non-traditional exercises and projects. If you've gotten jaded with watercolor paints some of the suggestions might inspire some lively fun in your thinking. The mixed-media section could be expanded. ...
  • Jo
    Oct 12, 2015
    Really nice book for beginners to watercolor. Plenty of diverse projects with something to appeal to everyone. Directions are non restrictive allowing for interpretation and creativity. Would be a great primer for someone new to the media. ...
  • Kim
    May 13, 2014
    I really enjoyed this book, 4.5 stars if I could give it that rating! I am a complete beginner to watercolors, so for me this book lacked some of the illustrations I would have liked to see...I needed to go to You Tube and watch a couple of videos on Water-painting (so that I could see...
  • Natalie
    Dec 30, 2011
    About the first half of the book was review for me, because I have a fair amount of experience with watercolor. However, when she finally does get around to the mixed media part, I learned a lot of new things. There are so many ideas I want to try, maybe someday I'll make the time. ...
  • Janelle
    Jul 04, 2019
    I found this book fresh and inspiring. I love how the book helps you progress from easy to hard techniques. I love the incorporation of mixed media. I have not tried any of the projects yet, but I'm inspired to get started. ...
  • Ashy
    Feb 28, 2011
    Love this book, really inspirational and keeps things simple. ...
  • Kandise
    Jul 15, 2018
    Great book for people like me who enjoy the process of doing things but need a help with the creative spark that tells what to do or where to start. ...
  • Rachael Brackett
    Oct 06, 2014
    Meh. There is nothing that I found necessarily inspiring in this book. A few simple projects to try, but nothing that really got me going. ...
  • Pauline
    Nov 18, 2011
    Marie Z. Johansen rated it I have found myself wanting to use watercolors in my work but have little to no experience in how to use them. Anybody can put paint and water to paper but to make it interesting can be another whole thing. I wanted a basic book - I have no aims to become a...
  • Colleenish
    Jul 29, 2018
    My first color book. This helped me understand medium and choose some supplies without being overly perscriptive. I am excited to try some of the projects. There's a nice array of projects and skills. ...
  • Lisa
    Mar 08, 2012
    This is a good, basic book about watercolor. Lots of ideas for projects. I'm fairly new to this craft, but felt some of her ideas were pretty obvious. Nevertheless, they gave me good thoughts to put into my brain that I may use later. ...
  • F.P.
    May 30, 2013
    This book is relaxing, yet I've had so much FUN using it; it's like art-making as a kid again! And I had stupidly passed it by on the shelf many times before checking it out more and buying it. Just goes to show what I often say: the best stuff usually requires multiple interaction...
  • Cheryl
    Jan 07, 2012
    It was just o.k., like the stars said. Did not get too many ideas that I could use in my own art. Other people may get more than I did. I am more of a mixed media and art journal type of artist. This was a library book and I do not plan to buy this book. ...
  • Renee
    Jul 22, 2017
    Really enjoyed reading . . . now on to try all the wonderful things this book taught about watercolor painting. ...
  • liberal sprinkles
    Oct 19, 2011
    I found this a fun, light yet very useful take on an old subject. Heather Smith Jones demonstrates traditional and more experimental ways of using watercolors in a very approachable style. Her writing is complimented by a very nice layout for the book, with lovely photos illustrating t...
  • liberal sprinkles
    Oct 19, 2011
    I found this a fun, light yet very useful take on an old subject. Heather Smith Jones demonstrates traditional and more experimental ways of using watercolors in a very approachable style. Her writing is complimented by a very nice layout for the book, with lovely photos illustrating t...
  • Dana
    Apr 28, 2012
    I paint, but not watercolours. And I'm not schooled in it. So I found this book really useful educationally. I liked the variety of projects and instructions with pictures. While I doubt I will follow all of them, it did give me several ideas, and new methods to try. I can't ask for mo...
  • Camila
    Mar 27, 2015
    The projects were really fun even if i once took watercolor classes the teacher didn't explain there are different kinds of paper (maybe because they only sell one here) and i'm glad i know know how to make my own watercolors! I'm sad i can't get all the materials needed in my city ...
  • Anna White
    Mar 13, 2014
    I love watercolor, so this book was a winner right off the bat. I love that it focused exclusively on water based media and techniques. Many if the projects were more abstract than I'm used to, but that is what makes them good practice exercises for me. My only issue is that there were...
  • Antigone
    Nov 07, 2013
    The difficulty with the current crop of writers in the field of mixed media artistry is their inherent pretension. It's hard to count the number of "helpful" authors I've read who offer advice about materials, methodology and muse from the vantage of my-way-or-the-highway. I've been ...
  • Joan Marie
    Jun 04, 2016
    A helpful guide to basic watercolor techniques. I especially liked the Working Wet into Wet, Dabbing with Different Materials, Creating Negative Shapes with Tape and Stencils, Cutting and Reassembling a Large Painting. ...
  • Carolyn Johnson
    Apr 09, 2014
    I have had so much fun doing some of the projects in this book and have learned so much. A few of the projects are a bit weird, but overall this is a great intro to watercolor painting. Would be good to use with children. ...
  • Dani Lacey
    Dec 15, 2017
    Great inspirational read Very well illustrated and written! Gave me many things to think about and actually put into a Tim in my own artistic life ...
  • Two BookWorms Blog
    Apr 04, 2019
    When I worked with preschool students (age 3), we incorporated variations of some of these explorations in our program, so I feel this is a book well worth checking out no matter what the age and stage of your kids. ...
  • emyrose8
    May 23, 2018
    Good teaching tool for people looking to pick up watercolor/painting. Lots of pictures! ...