I heard the disappointed reviews and bought it anyway.... and I read it cover to cover and it's a beautiful genius of inspiration! If you scan the pictures, you may think you've seen it all before, and probably have.. but did you TRY IT?? Probably not. I intent=d to soak up every technique this book has to offer and am grateful for being introduced to all the cool bits and pieces of "product" that is not only advertised but shown in action with tips and techniques on how to get the most of it.
At first I thought I'd paid 25 bucks for an ad for Tim's products but then when I got to the tutorials I was thrilled. The instructions are simple and well illustrated. Love the distressed grungy feel of the book and can't wait to try some of the techniques. I've already bought some of his products.
Very cool compendium. When I first held it, I thought it was pricey at first for the size of it but I think it may well be worth it for all the wonderful curiosities therein.
Really I bought it because the name of the book was so cool. "Compendium" don't hear that every day...and now that I have it . Whew , I am totally blown away! It is most excellant!!.. It gives such lovely ideas in inking, embossing, everything you wanted to know(even if you didn't know you needed to know it) Brilliant!!! I love it. Thanks, Tim ( now if only I can keep my boys(crafters 22&24 yrs.) From making it disappear, B. Smith
I really liked the book because it showed me the products and how to use them. The how to is to the point and the pictures that go along with them are clear and easy to follow. I love using new things(slow the become a Tim Holtz's fan but I am there now). I live outside a large city but papercrafting is not big here and stores for supplies very weak on Tim Holtz's goodies. So I need to know what things do before I order online.