The Collage Workbook
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The Collage Workbook : How to Get Started and Stay Inspired

By (author) Randel Plowman

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Both a popular hobby and a recognised art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques - explored here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools and know-how, from adding colour and transferring images, to decollage (tearing away layers). And to spark the reader's imagination, there are 50 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word.

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 223.52 x 226.06 x 12.7mm | 476.27g
  • 12 Jul 2012
  • Lark Books,U.S.
  • Asheville
  • English
  • full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations
  • 1454701994
  • 9781454701996
  • 42,344

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Randel Plowman is the founder of the popular blog A Collage A Day (http://acollageaday.blogspot.com). His art has been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad; cited in The New York Times and USA Today; featured in How Design, Artist Magazine and Somerset Studio; and graced the covers of numerous books.

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"Plowman covers design basics, tools, and techniques before inviting readers to make their own mixed-media found-object artworks using 50 short exercises. Hundreds of examples of inspiring collages are included . . . This book will help readers see creative possibilities in mundane and unusual places." --"Library Journal""" Best Art Instruction Book of 2012: "Chock full of vibrant examples of collage work, this book encourages readers to experiment, explore, and establish a daily creative practice using found materials. This book can inspire readers to see possibilities in mundane and unusual places." --Library Journal"""Cool prompts and wonderful images included on each page." --"Craft Gossip""" ""The Collage Workbook" demonstrates the immense creativity and joy that embodies the world of collaging. It features 50 project prompts alongside breathtaking examples, excellent for any type of collagist with a thirst for inspiration. An image gallery is also provided, filled with engrossing imagery available for the creator to use as he or she wishes..."The Collage Workbook" is ideal for both the rookies and the pros of the medium...it is also ideal for people who are simply passionate about art and its many forms. It celebrates the bliss that these 'artifacts of time' deliver to us once they are assembled in our own matchless and individual way." --"Crescendoh""Accessible and engaging...it will push your boundaries...you just may tap into a part of your brain that has been laying dormant." --Craft Test Dummies ""

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Practical and inspiring

This is an excellent introduction to the art of collage. It covers everything you need to know and includes 50 different exercises to spark your own creativity. The author goes through tools, mediums, gathering imagery from different sources, the elements of design, layering, different printing techniques, as well as pressing and matting your finished work. The book also includes an image library that you can copy images from to use in your own work. Overall, it is a comprehensive and inspirational book for any aspiring collage artist.show more
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