The Collage Workbook: How To Get Started and Stay Inspired
Both a popular hobby and a recognized art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques--explored here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration, and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and transferring images, to décollage (tearing away layers). And to spark the reader's imagination, there are 50 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word and many more.
“Plowman covers design basics, tools, and techniques before inviting readers to make their own mixed-media found-object artworks using 50 short exercises. Hundreds of examples of inspiring collages are included . . . This book will help readers see creative possibilities in mundane and unusual places.” --Library Journal
Best Art Instruction Book of 2012: "Chock full of vibrant examples of collage work, this book encourages readers to experiment, explore, and establish a daily creative practice using found materials. This book can inspire readers to see possibilities in mundane and unusual places." --Library Journal
“Cool prompts and wonderful images included on each page.” --Craft Gossip
“The Collage Workbook demonstrates the immense creativity and joy that embodies the world of collaging. It features 50 project prompts alongside breathtaking examples, excellent for any type of collagist with a thirst for inspiration. An image gallery is also provided, filled with engrossing imagery available for the creator to use as he or she wishes...The Collage Workbook is ideal for both the rookies and the pros of the medium...it is also ideal for people who are simply passionate about art and its many forms. It celebrates the bliss that these 'artifacts of time' deliver to us once they are assembled in our own matchless and individual way.” --Crescendoh“Accessible and engaging...it will push your boundaries...you just may tap into a part of your brain that has been laying dormant.” --Craft Test Dummies
- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts (June 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1454701994
- ISBN-13: 978-1454701996
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 9.2 inches
Masters Collage: Major Works by Leading Artist
Versatility, innovation, inspiration—that’s what The Masters series offers artists and crafters, and this superb new collection offers a stunning look at contemporary collage work from approximately 40 leading artists. It features a breathtaking mix of techniques from traditional cut-and-paste to digital to collage with paint or encaustic, and styles ranging from wildly playful and colorful to evocative, almost monochrome images.
Each highlighted master takes center stage in an informative eight-page feature that includes nearly a dozen gorgeous, high-quality photos plus a short essay by curator Randel Plowman placing the impressive work and its creator in context.
- Series: Masters
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Lark Crafts (June 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600591086
- ISBN-13: 978-1600591082
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds