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Playing with Collage Art
Making collage art is simple to do and a fun way to express yourself. No art lessons? No problem. No special supplies are needed either, just some time to let your imagination and creativity out to play.
Collage artists use many additional techniques for unique and creative altered art that you might certainly enjoy. This page shows a few examples of very simple collage art that ANY person can do before ever learning about particular collage artist techniques or investing in any supplies.
Just collect images and words or lettering from magazines or other printed media to make some simple collage art. These same supplies are perfect for creating a vision board. Glue, paper, scissors, some old magazines and ==> ready, set...GO!
Scrapbooking to Collage Art
Collage is fun and simple... no rules nor expensive supplies needed.
Years ago I did a lot of scrapbooking, and those same supplies can be perfect for card making and also collage art. What a delight to find my scrapbooking supplies among the abyss after moving! Picture files and rubber stamps and delightful papers and stickers, oh MY!
I have saved files of pictures from magazines for years, so I already had a treasure chest of image goodies. So I pulled them all out and created several collages... ergo the following collages.
A collage piece might never feel complete or finished to the artist. I am sure to add to them as I find just the right image to add or think of another idea that 'belongs' there.
This is the very first page of one of my art journals.
Love that garden entry image. Added the welcome mat by Mary Englebreit and some text.
I once had a Mary Englebret calendar and saved it. I rarely throw away old calendars since I enjoy the images and they are great to use for collage art and inspiration.
My Dream Home
Dream Home Collage
This is just one of my many images of a 'dream home' - certainly a favorite, Love the architecture of this house! The design seems to wrap itself around in a welcoming way.
All those arches and the adobe and clay tile roof is JUST my style.
.. and the pool? Not too shabby, eh?
All of my dream homes are near water of some sort; lake, river, beach or a pool. Both is best.
My Art Studio
Art Studio Collage
Once I created a FUN art studio in the basement of a house where I used to live. I painted a corner all sorts of funky colors from leftover paint in wild ways with a huge sun on one wall and a spiral shape on the floor (concrete) and sponge paint designs everywhere ...what FUN! Surely the new owner thinks I'm an eccentric nut case! (proud smiles)
However it was in the basement so I rarely spent much time down in that cold dark place - but it was a great place to keep my art supplies and whimsical goodies. For me a working studio would need to have windows and sunshine peering in, similar to my vision of SARK's magic cottage.
Image Strips Collage
This kind of collage is simple and fun. You might recognize it from the intro photo above, where I just added the lettering for the lens title.
To make a similar collage: Start out with two full page size photos that you like, preferably similar in some way... colors or theme or ... ? Then cut or tear the images into strips (mine are vertical, could also do horizontal strips) and then glue the pieces down alternating those from one image to the other. Then maybe glue text or some other image on top (colorful lizards above) and - done!
The photo itself is stunning. I saved it from a newspaper article about depression maybe 10 years ago, the photographer's signature is visible at bottom right.
Then I added the text and the cocoon shape/lady/butterfly - that took forever as I pieced it together from another magazine image cut out.
Self Portrait Collage
This pic is one I created for a Mandala Collage, a goal-setting project.
The center is a cut out of a photo of me taken about 10 years ago in Mexico.
Sometimes black and white makes its own bold statement.
Images saved from magazine prints, one old childhood image, all cut to fit then assembled to create house.
A few buttons and some pieces of white lace, then added text with a free online image editor.
Collage #6 Caption Contest
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Three Favorite Books about Collage Art
Perfect guide to getting started as a collage artist. Motivating!
A visual treat of collage and mixed media art that's a feast to the eyes.
Steps beyond the basics of collage, how to put YOU into personalized collage and mixed media art.
A Trippy Beatles Video Collage
Just a little bonus here, a video collage I found - which seems to prove that there are no limits to the imagination and collage art possibilities.
This video is so funny and creative...a collage of Beatles song titles with funny audio. Hey, who doesn't like the Beatles?
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