Author(s): Jennifer Atkinson
The beauty of collage art appeals to all people. Anyone from the hobbyist to the fine artist can use collage techniques to add creativity and dimension to their work. This book provides creative instruction and inspiration through a wide range of projects and is sure to stimulate ideas and help hobbyists and artists overcome creative blocks. Dozens of techniques are demonstrated in visual step-by-step instructions and use a variety of materials, from paper and fabric to found objects. Tips for getting started and using a variety of techniques such as photo transfer, gold leaf, encaustic, assemblage, photo montage, computer collage, cast-paper-pulp collage, tissue-paper collage, decoupage, painting and printing on paper, working with water-soluble oil pastels, frottage, texturing or altering paper and altering books, makes this a valuable go-to resource for the collage artist.
Holly Harrison is a freelance writer and editor. Her first craft book, Angel Crafts: Graceful Gifts, Inspired Designs, was published by Rockport in 2002. She has also contributed to numerous magazines, including Metropolitan Home. Paula Grasdal is a printmaker and mixed-media artist living in the Seattle area. She has contributed to several Rockport books, including The Crafter's Project Book and Making Shadow Boxes and Shrines. Jennifer Atkinson was the curator for the Fuller Art Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts.