Collage is the perfect medium to help you unleash your creative potential. You can gather materials from just about anywhere, glue them down on a surface and magically create a work of art. There are no mistakes, only discoveries. What could be more exciting?
In Collage Discovery Workshop, acclaimed collage artist Claudine Hellmuth shares 15 of her favorite collage techniques and invites you to play with basic collage materials in new and imaginative ways. Along the way, Claudine guides you with friendly advice on how to develop your artistic voice and turn an ordinary collage into something special.
Learn how to:
- Overcome "blank canvas" syndrome with recipes for four luscious backgrounds
- Combine words and images to capture a mood or tell a story in your collage
- Incorporate buttons, old photos, game pieces and other found objects in your art
- Explore the magical appeal of collaging with beeswax
- Layer patterns and images in your collages with amazing transfer techniques
- Honor a special friend with a personal keepsake collage
- Use a written journal to grow as an artist
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Table of Contents
|Tools and Supples||8|
|Finding Materials for Collage||12|
|Creative Collage Techniques||18|
|Chapter 1||Creating Backgrounds||20|
|Chapter 2||Making Image Transfers||32|
|Heat Transfers Onto Glass||34|
|Heat Transfers Onto Wood||36|
|Contact Paper Transfers||40|
|Chapter 3||Having Fun With Beeswax||42|
|Chapter 4||Antiquing Found Objects||52|
|Antiquing With Acrylic Paint||54|
|Rusting Metal With Vinegar and Bleach||55|
|Using an Instant Rust Kit||56|
|Creating a Verdigris Patina||57|
|Piecing it all Together||60|
|Chapter 5||Experimenting in Collage||62|
|The Making of a Man||72|
|Chapter 6||Creating Miniature Assemblages||76|
|The Three of Hearts||80|
|With Great Pride||82|
|Shadow Box Princess||86|
|Chapter 7||Playing With Composition||90|
|It's Good to Be King||92|
|Using a Journal||104|
|Chapter 8||Storytelling With Collage||108|
|Collage Storytelling Basics||110|
|Collage and Assemblage Artists' Web Sites||124|
|Publications of Interest||125|
|Suppliers of Collage Materials||126|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have attended a class by Claudine Hellmuth about two years ago and this book is written in the same style as her workshops. She is clear, honest and practical as an artist and teacher. The rustic, natural, true style is evident throughout this book.
I have been doing collage for more than 20 years and have at least a dozen books on the subject, yet I still learned several new and exciting techniques from this superbly written how-to book.
One of the best mixed media / callage books I know. Inspiring with lots of techniques.
If you like distressed, antique-looking assemblages, I agree with the first reviewer. Personally I'm really tired of looking at collages that are all brown or faded or covered with peeling paint, so I found it less useful. However, it does explain all sorts of techniques, including a bunch of very interesting transfer techniques (which you need a photocopy or laser-print image to use). I'm sure the information will come in handy one day.