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.
|Product dimensions:||8.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||In the Beginning...||11|
|Grounds & Supports for Collage||12|
|Papers for Collage||14|
|Low-relief Collage Material & Objects||19|
|Chapter 2||Collage Techniques||22|
|Rubber Stamp Making||31|
|Rubber Stamping using Dry Pigment||32|
|Rubber Stamping & Heat Embossing||34|
|Acrylic Paint Collage||36|
|Magazine Paper Collage||40|
|Photo Transfer Collage||63|
|Faux Paste Paper||66|
|Faux-lace Embellishing Border||69|
|Collaging the Mat||71|
|Impression Lifts Collage||74|
|Paper Casting & Collage||76|
|Recycled Paintings & Collage||82|
|Mail Art Collage||84|
|Book Art Collage||85|
|Chapter 3||Unique Collage Making Materials||89|
|Mica Flakes & Granules||90|
|Mica-based Dry Powdered Pigments||92|
|Chapter 4||Artists' Gallery||96|
|Metric Conversion Chart||129|
|About the Author||131|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was hoping for more modern, clean design. If you like collage out of the 1980s with lots of Mauve, gray and black, this is your book. the examples are overly cluttered and are not very creative. returned it the day after i received it
I have been a fan of Susan's amazing work since I first saw it in Somerset Studio. This book far exceeded my expectations for it's content, format, illustrations, extent of art projects covered. Then she is ever so generous to share a gallery with talented diverse artists as well! Go buy this book! Truly inspirational! Thanks Susan for this gift!!
As a novice, I'm motivated to get moving on a project. The illustrations are wonderful but I need to read a bit more and get basic supplies together. I love to experiment and this book has me ready to go. I've been looking for more resource books in this area and I think this is one of the best on the subject.