This is a fabulous book. There are so many wonderful examples of many many different artists work, giving so much inspiration!The techniques described are easy and uncomplicated, without the need for many specialised tools or supplies. If you're at all into paper crafts you're likely to have a lot of what's required for just about all of the techniques documented. And oh, what fun!Even my sister, with not an artistic bone in her body was oohing and aahing over this book! This would have to be the nicest book of this type that I've seen. And my library does have quite a few!
This book is great if you are new to ATCs, or if you're in a rut and looking for something new to try. There are gorgeous example cards, and step by step instructions for every technique. If you only get one ATC book, get this one.
As the front cover shows, this collection of ATC techniques has a bias towards antique and vintage cards. Therefore the techniques show how to make cards via watercolors, magazine and phone book backgrounds and heavily layered and embellished techniques. There are a few clean, graphic designs like those from Claudine Hellmuth, but most of them are elaborated to the point of obfuscation. Some of them go way beyond the borders of a traditional ATC. The last half of the book covers altered books and tins. Although I enjoyed the technique I bought this book for, I doubt I will refer to it again.