Learn How to Make a Collage with 4 Free Techniques

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learn how to collageWhat's involved in making collage art? Paper, paint, fabric, stitch, found objects, ephemerajust about anything you can think of.

But a collage is not just a sum of its parts. The process of gathering materials, making decisions about what to include and where, and exploring new combinations of materials and textures is in itself an art exercise. Making a collage can inform the other areas of your artwork and it's a lot of fun, too.

In this free, downloadable eBook, Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques, you will learn mixed-media collage techniques and tips for creating collages with fabric, paint, stitch, paper, and found objects. Each artist will reveal how the combination of careful planning and spontaneity can inspire you to create cohesive collages.

In "What's Left Collages," designer and fiber artist Charlotte Lyons shows how, using a grid system, you can make a mixed-media collage from the little bits of ephemera and found objects that are left on your worktable at the end of the day.

Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques
"What's Left" collages by
Charlotte Lyons.

Diane Taylor explores how leaving some things to chance can add a new dimension to your work in "Something to Crow About: A Mixed-Media Fabric Collage." She starts by sketching or tracing a focal image. Then she combines fabric, paper, and stitch, taking advantage of the creases and fraying edges to create texture and interest.

In "Creating Custom Paper for Collage," Liz Berg demonstrates how to alter mulberry paper, old text, and other papers using paint and marking tools. Her methods contribute texture and also remove and add color to create more visual interest for your mixed-media collage designs.

Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques
A Painted Paper Collage
by Serena Stubson.

In "Painted Paper Collage," Serena Wilson Stubson mixes found or decorative papers with paint and glue to create collage paintings full of depth and interest. Her method allows you to use up "junk" paper in an artistic way.

Through Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques, you will discover how to use design principles that you can apply to collage and your other mixed-media artwork. Use the collage techniques as presented by the artists, or mix and match them.

Either way, Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques will to bring new life and perspective to your collage art.

P.S. Do you have friends who like to make collages? Forward this link to them so they can download Learn How to Make a Collage: 4 Free Mixed Media Collage Techniques now.

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