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Today we have a rare opportunity to “look over the shoulder” of mixed media artist Lesley Riley while she designs a collage/fabric book using photographic transfers, scraps of cloth, and other bits of material.

Lesley uses a hands-on approach to design by physically placing objects in different spots on the page to see how they interact, visually, with other elements. (In other words, no sketching required.) Take a look:

NOTE: You can find Lesley’s full mixed-media collage tutorial at Creative Catalyst.

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Today, Sherri Haab demonstrates how easy it is to use a simple pattern (like a Celtic knot, for example) along with a sheet of PMC to create a classic clay pendant. I didn't know what PMC sheet was before seeing this video, but basically it's precious metal clay in a paper-like form—thin, flexible, easy-to-cut, and perfect for transferring patterns onto, as you'll see below. Take a look: More jewelry-making tutorials are available in Sherri's full DVD at Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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