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Collage and altered art pull together elements from a wide variety of crafts to create one-of-a-kind pieces that truly reflect your individual style. This photo-intensive guide walks you through all the latest techniques, from aging paper and photos to working with image transfers, rubber stamps, fabrics, and more. Plus, you'll learn how to source inexpensive materialsas well as found objects around your hometo make everything from handmade journals and artist trading cards to decorative boxes, jewelry, and wall art.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
- Each skill or technique is defined and described
Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
Helpful tips provide additional guidance
About the Author
Roni Johnson is a lifelong artist and professional designer for manufacturers and retail companies in the rubber stamp and altered arts industries. She maintains the blog Ink Stains (inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com), where she offers up a variety of card sketches, altered projects and layouts, and other goodies. Her work has been published in many magazines and has been used in product advertisements, in online projects, and at national craft and hobby conventions.
Table of ContentsGetting Started.
Aged and Distressed.
Paper Collage Techniques.
Paint, Ink, and Rubber Stamping.
Image Transfer Techniques.
Fabrics, Fibers, and Trim.
Contributing Collage Manufacturers.