The Art of Paper Collage

The Art of Paper Collage

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by Susan Pickering Rothamel
     
 

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If you think of collage as simply gluing a few scraps of paper onto a surface, the exciting techniques here will open your eyes to many new, creative possibilities. You'll be amazed at what you can create from a few readily available supplies and a lot of imaginative originality!

The materials range from exquisite hand-decorated papers and ordinary newspapers to

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If you think of collage as simply gluing a few scraps of paper onto a surface, the exciting techniques here will open your eyes to many new, creative possibilities. You'll be amazed at what you can create from a few readily available supplies and a lot of imaginative originality!

The materials range from exquisite hand-decorated papers and ordinary newspapers to pressed flowers and found objects. Find out what they are, as well as the different adhesives you can use. Look at some of the fundamentals you need to know, such as working with deckling tools and combining assorted objects to create three-dimensional effects.

There are techniques to suit all styles and tastes. Learn how to accomplish each one and get ideas for your own projects from author Susan Pickering Rothamel's interpretations of them, illustrated in beautiful color photographs.

Make a spectacular paint collage: rather than randomly placing papers as you go along, begin with a sketch and an acrylic underpainting to create a rich, color-saturated base that will radiate through the layers placed on top. Try Pochoir, which is similar to traditional stenciling, but instead of coloring in the negative image, you'll paint the outer edges, leaving the shape of the cutout on the painting surface or on the collaged papers. Use ready-made stencils, make your own, or work with feathers, silk leaves, and fabric for some unusual effects.

Other ideas include incorporating rubber-stamping and heat-embossing, embellishing the cover of a plain blank book with papers torn haphazardly for a soft edge, and putting together a montage that is composed primarily of photographs.

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ISBN-13:
9781402756139
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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