Collage for the Soul: Expressing Hopes and Dreams Through Art

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For many people, art is at once a form of self-expression and discovery. Perhaps that's why collage—which is based on the idea of spontaneously layering images and symbols—is a favorite medium for crafters of all kinds.

This book approaches the topic by theme: 5 chapters present 20 projects that deal with expressing personal creativity, exploring and recording relationships, dreaming and wishing, finding inspiration in nature, and creating visual memoirs. The instructions tell ...

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Overview

For many people, art is at once a form of self-expression and discovery. Perhaps that's why collage—which is based on the idea of spontaneously layering images and symbols—is a favorite medium for crafters of all kinds.

This book approaches the topic by theme: 5 chapters present 20 projects that deal with expressing personal creativity, exploring and recording relationships, dreaming and wishing, finding inspiration in nature, and creating visual memoirs. The instructions tell how to create a personalized project, sharing necessary techniques while suggesting ideas for substituting personal themes and materials. The directions are a starting point to encourage the reader's own artistic journey, guiding the reader to contemplate, explore, and express thoughts and feelings through the medium of collage. An inspirational gallery concludes the book, with another 26 projects by leading artists in the field.

Whether a person's passion is stamping, decoupage, painting or paper art, this book shows how various collage techniques can combine to help any crafter or artist improve their craft and enrich their soul.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564969620
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Holly Harrison is a freelance writer and editor. Her first craft book, Angel Crafts: Graceful Gifts, Inspired Designs, was published by Rockport in April 2002. She has also contributed to numerous magazines, including Metropolitan Home. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.Paula Grasdal is a printmaker and mixed-media artist living in the Seattle area. She has contributed to several other Rockport books, including Angel Crafts: Graceful Gifts, Inspired Designs, The Crafter's Project Book, and Making Shadow Boxes and Shrines. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Canada.
Holly Harrison is a freelance writer and editor who has contributed to such magazines as Metropolitan Home, George, Entertainment Weekly, and Wome's Sports and Fitness. A longtime crafter, she makes collages on boxes, mirrors, and light-switch covers using images from romance comics, old postcards, and pulp-fiction book covers. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Collage Basics 8
Chapter 1 Exploring Creativity 10
Silent Book 12
Broken Melody 15
Temple 18
Crossings 21
Enmeshed 24
The Creative Process 26
Chapter 2 Chronicling Relationships 28
Pond Life 30
4 Dresses 33
The Chess Lesson 36
What I Think I Know About Elizabeth and Maggie 39
Le Mariage 42
Encaustic Collage 45
Chapter 3 Expressing Dreams and Wishes 46
Art Doll 48
Ceremonial Figure I 51
Transformation 54
Arcadia 57
Dream House 60
World Traveler's Dream Mobile 63
Using Symbols in Collage 66
Chapter 4 Inspired by Nature 68
Secret Garden 70
Shhh... 73
Strata 76
Urban Birdsong 79
Lilies of the Valley 82
Photo Transfers for Collage 85
Chapter 5 Creating Visual Memoirs 86
Tuscan Memory Box 88
The Way We Were 91
Livonia 94
Clara 97
Memory of Home from an Island 100
Transforming Paper for Collage 103
Gallery of Inspiration 104
Product Resource Guide 132
Bibliography 133
Artist Directory 134
About the Authors 135
Acknowledgments 136
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