Published by Jana Holstein in Somerset Memories Magazine, Spring 2013:
Artists Susan Tuttle and Christy Hydeck combined their talents in this fun and informative book that teaches how to bring together mixed-media techniques and digital photography. The book boasts nearly 40 projects and dozens of iPhoneography examples, a list of recommended apps to take your photography to the next level, plus access to exclusive online materials including new techniques and projects and downloadable materials for your personal use. Contributing artists like Pam Carriker, Michelle Beschen, Claudine Hellmth, and others provide inspiration as guest spotlights. With sections that touch on emotional ties to your photographs (grab your tissues), to Susan’s digital recipe for creating a faux tintype, to charcoal and sandpaper vignettes, you’ll find this book hard to put down. There are so many cool ideas and techniques in this book, you’ll be truly inspired. I can’t wait to try out the ‘vintage haze’ technique that involves layering tissue paper over a vibrant photograph using gel medium for a muted tone with great texture. So fun!