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  • Mixed Media Demonstration Acrylic Paint and Collage

    Mixed Media Collage Demonstration

    By Terry Honstead

    I am using Multimedia Artboard for this piece. I started out finding some pictures and papers that I wanted to use. The diamond pattern, the stripes, and the snake pattern came from tissue paper that I found. I added some musical notes from a music book with a copyright from the early 1900’s. The pictures were from some I found in the public domain. I cut what I wanted and “glued” them onto my 18 x 24 Artboard. I also use watercolor paper and canvas at times. Any of them will work. I glue the papers on with matte medium if they are very lightweight (like the tissue) or with soft gel gloss if they are heavier (like the paper with grass in it ). Then you need to let your paper dry. I usually dry mine over night so as to be sure it is very dry!....

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  • Are You Ready For Collage?

    It wasn't until the 20th century that the term collage was coined (more about that shortly.) Nevertheless,Japanese calligraphers in the 12th century glued paper and fabric onto their written poetry as a background. This technique could by defined as collage. 15th and 16th century artisans in the Near East applied intricate paper designs for their handmade books.

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  • Ways to Use Freeform Collage to Boost Creativity

    One way I like to use to boost my creativity is freeform collage. Now you may be asking “What the heck is freeform collage?” Freeform collage is where you take images and use them to generate ideas for your writing, painting, beading and other forms of artwork. The reason I’ve termed it freeform is you don’t actually glue the images to the paper. Unlike traditional collage, the idea is not to come up with one set of images, but to play with the images like a puzzle to give your mind new fuel with which to be creative.

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  • Do You Want to Make a Collage? Some Basic Questions Answered

    By Raymond Horner

    If you think of the word assembly the definition becomes somewhat clear. Assemblage is a combination of three-dimensional objects glued to a surface. . These objects can be anything organic or man-made. Scraps of wood, stones, old shoes, baked bean cans and a discarded baby buggy – or any of the other 84,000,000 items not here mentioned by name – all qualify for inclusion in an assemblage.

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  • Top Ten Tips for Making a Great Collage

    By Tara Alexandra Kachaturoff

    The word “collage”, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, refers to “an artistic composition made of various materials (as paper, cloth or wood) glued on a surface.” It is derived from the French verb, coller, which means to glue. Collages are fun to create and can be incorporated as a useful coaching tool. You might encourage your clients to make collages around different things, qualities, ideas, and opportunities that they wish to attract into their life.

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  • How To Create A Collage Journal

    By Lael Johnson

    Creating a collage journal is a unique and fun way to personalize and enrich your journal. Making a collage journal is something that everyone can enjoy. If you are a visual artist, photographer, writer or just someone who wants to enhance your written journal, then creating a collage journal can be quite an adventure...

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  • Step-By-Step Guide For Creating Collages and Other Unique Picture Frames

    By Antigone Arthur

    So you want to make a collage or perhaps you are interested in creating a unique shadow box to hold your valuable photographs and memorabilia. No problem! Whether you want to create lasting memories using cheap picture frames, discount picture frames or even wholesale picture frames, here are some pointers for creating lasting memories right the first time every time.

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  • The Art of Collage

    By Eileen Bergen

    Collage, from the French word “coller” (to stick), is a technique that incorporates fragments of paper and collected or found objects into artistic compositions. The National Gallery of Art credits Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso with legitimizing collage as fine art. Today any material fixed to a surface may be termed collage.

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  • Amy Wasserman's Collage

    Collage is an art that unleashes creativity and passion. It takes a really talented person to master the craft. And one of the talented persons who have established a name in collage making is Amy Wasserman.

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