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Mixed-Media Collage: An Exploration of Contemporary Artists, Methods, and Materials
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Mixed-Media Collage: An Exploration of Contemporary Artists, Methods, and Materials

by Holly Harrison
 

More than 60 new mixed-media collages by leading mixed-media artists.

Mixed-media collage artists are embracing, unearthing, and reconstructing the flotsam and jetsam of modern life with abandon, integrating discards along with a range of art materials and novel techniques to create compelling, new works. Original, idiosyncratic, and delightful, this

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More than 60 new mixed-media collages by leading mixed-media artists.

Mixed-media collage artists are embracing, unearthing, and reconstructing the flotsam and jetsam of modern life with abandon, integrating discards along with a range of art materials and novel techniques to create compelling, new works. Original, idiosyncratic, and delightful, this catch-as-catch-can approach to making art is inspiring and can have eye-catching results. It can also have its own set of technical challenges. Mixed-Media Collage takes you into the studios of five talented mixed-media artists: Laurinda Bedingfield, Barbara De Pirro, Paula Grasdal, Sharon McCartney, and Teesha Moore. The artists reveal their own step-by-step processes, offer tips on working with unconventional materials, and share their insights on creativity and finding inspiration. A deluxe gallery features forty never-before published mixed-media pieces, complete with detailed descriptions of the work and the materials used to create them.

  • In-depth chapters detailing the work and techniques of Laurinda Bedingfield, Barbara De Pirro, Paula Grasdal, Sharon McCartney, and Teesha Moore
  • Techniques for making faux encaustics out of acrylic gel medium (no hot palette or wax required), adding stitching to paper, layering surfaces, finding inspiration in texts, building shrines and book-page panels out of sew-through interfacing, using simple printmaking techniques to create one-of-a-kind collage materials, building three-dimensional photo collages, and more
  • A special feature by best-selling author Jennifer Crusie, who shares her thoughts on the connections between writing and collage, as well as several previously unpublished assemblages she has used as a tool to plot and edit her books
  • A humorous essay by best-selling author Alisa Kwitney, who shares her thoughts on the connections between writing and collage, and explains why she canÆt use collage as a tool for anything

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592533169
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

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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