Art Books

Art Books

Some cool and helpful books I’ve bought in recent years.

Clay & Mixed Media

  • The Polymer Clay Artist’s Guide by Marie Segal
  • Polymer Clay Master Class by Judy Belcher and Tamara L. Honaman
  • Steampunkery: Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Projects by Christi Friesen
  • Tim Holtz A Compendium of Curiosities
  • Flourish Book 1 Flora: Leaf, Flower, and Plant Designs by Friesen, Christi
  • Resin Alchemy: Innovative Techniques For Mixed-Media And Jewelry Artists by Susan Lenart Kazmer

Art Journaling

  • Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces: A Mixed-Media Portrait Workshop by Jane Davenport
  • Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition by Dina Wakley
  • Craft-a-Doodle by Jenny Doh
  • Stamp It!: DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps by Jenny Doh
  • Imaginary Characters: Mixed-Media Painting Techniques for Figures and Faces by Karen O’Brien,
  • 101 Mixed Media Techniques: Master the fundamental concepts of mixed media art


  • Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts! Embroidery (Crafts) by Chronicle Books
  • Stitch Along by Jenny Doh
  • Mollie Makes Embroidery

For Inspiration

  • Japanese Illustration Now Illustration Now! v. 3
  • Weirdo Noir by Matt Dukes Jordan
  • Everything That Creeps by Elizabeth McGrath
  • The Doll Scene: An International Collection of Crazy, Cool, Custom Designed Dolls by Louis Bou
  • The Bird King by Shaun Tan
  • Lost Constellations: The Art of Tara McPherson
  • Femina and Fauna: The Art of Camilla d’Errico


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