Josie Cirincione

Josie Cirincione is the author of three mixed media books from North Light. Her first book, Collage Lost and Found, will give you all kinds of tips and projects for creating fantastic collages. Bent, Bound and Stitched is Josie Cirincione’s second book and is the follow up to Collage Lost and Found. Josie’s third book, Solder Technique Studio provides excellent soldering instructions for both beginners and more experienced solderers. In this section, you can find free tutorials from Josie Cirincione’s books such as adhering items with beeswax, making a book look old, and how to cut glass with straight lines. You’ll also learn more about Josie in her author profile.

Book Notes: Bent, Bound & Stitched

In this edition of Book Notes, Ricë reviews Bent, Bound & Stitched by Giuseppina “Josie” Cirincione. Josie thought after her first book, Collage Lost and Found that she had said all that she needed to, but after looking around her studio Josie realized that there was so much more to say. Watch Ricë review Josie’s second book in awe as she discovers so many new things to do with scrapbook paper, jewelry components and especially wire!

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Artist Profile: Josie Cirincione

Giuseppina “Josie” Cirincione is a mixed media collage artist known for her amazing soldering skills. She’s the author of Solder Technique Studio, Collage Lost and Found and Bent, Bound and Stitched. Q: What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool? A: Cuttlebug …

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Adhering Elements with Beeswax

Josie Cirincione, author of Collage Lost and Found, uses beeswax to attach elements of her collages to one another, but you’ll see her use beeswax in a variety of other intriguing manners, too. Beeswax can be used as a surfacing agent, a textural element, even an accent element. The sky’s the limit! She also offers tips and hints and about where to find appropriate supplies and how best to work with this old- is-new-again medium.

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What Goes Where? Collage Technique

Sure, it can seem a little overwhelming to start a collage, but Josie Cirincione, author of Collage Lost and Found, can show you the way. Her number one tip? Keep it simple. Start with just a few handpicked items that really mean something to you, and it will come all come together. After all, there’s no wrong way to collage, just lots of right ones.

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Create an “Old” Book

Collage is really good at making something brand-spanking new look old, almost ancient even. And in this project, collage artist Josie Cirincione will teach you to make an “old” book from scratch. Click to download the Creating an “Old” Book …

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