disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinions. All opinions remain my own.
"Mixed Media Masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron"
Create Incredible Art Journals and Handmade Mixed Media Treasures with Two Master Crafters
by Jenny Heid & Aaron Nieradka
"Mixed Media Masterpieces with Jenny & Aaron" is a book full of helpful ideas for art journal pages, scrapbooks, etc. It also contains a lot of techniques and helpful tips to make decorations and invitations a reflection of your personality.
Mommy in PA: This book was full of beautiful craft ideas for sprucing up your scrapbook pages to make them reflect who you really are. They mention Art Journaling (which I had no idea even existed until this book). They also do a lot of decorating using things like copies of old photographs.
The only project shown in the whole book that I didn't really care for was the fake food. It looked beautiful I just couldn't see how it would be useful to me, but to each his own : )
There are projects for every skill level. They make sure they don't just show you the techniques but also show you a whole finished project. They have photos for everything step by step which makes learning the techniques super easy.
The only problem I can see with attempting mixed media art is that I would probably end up with bins full of stuff that I would plan on using in projects and never get around to doing. But if you are the crafty type and what to learn how to make multi-layer projects using mixed media than this is the book for you.