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Collage discovery workshop
Hellmuth, Claudine, 1974-
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Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2003]

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127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TT910 .H45 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Unlock the Artist Within

Collage is the perfect medium to help you unleash your creative potential. You can gather materials from just about anywhere, glue them down on a surface and magically create a work of art. There are no mistakes, only discoveries. What could be more exciting?

In Collage Discovery Workshop , acclaimed collage artist Claudine Hellmuth shares 15 of her favorite collage techniques and invites you to play with basic collage materials in new and imaginative ways. Along the way, Claudine guides you with friendly advice on how to develop your artistic voice and turn an ordinary collage into something special.

Learn how to:

Overcome "blank canvas" syndrome with recipes for four luscious backgrounds Combine words and images to capture a mood or tell a story in your collage Incorporate buttons, old photos, game pieces and other found objects in your art Explore the magical appeal of collaging with beeswax Layer patterns and images in your collages with amazing transfer techniques Honor a special friend with a personal keepsake collage Use a written journal to grow as an artist

Don't wait another day to express yourself with collage. You never know what surprising discoveries await!

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Booklist Review

In Hellmuth's hands, collage is not child's play but an artistic endeavor. Instruction in 15 different techniques, from glazing paint to creating a verdigris patina, form the core of her work, preceded by introductory pages on tools and supplies. The text is casual in tone and sympathetic to foibles and failures. What's even more impressive is the way she explains something nearly impossible to articulate--that is, how to transform a ho-hum collage into an aesthetically pleasing composition. The emphasis, in fact, is on the journey to art, on learning how to see better, to tell stories, and how journals can be used to capture ideas. A gallery, hints, and safety tips help focus readers on the possibilities of three-dimensional assemblages. --Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2004 Booklist

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Tools and Supplesp. 8
Finding Materials for Collagep. 12
Basic Techniquesp. 14
Creative Collage Techniquesp. 18
Chapter 1 Creating Backgroundsp. 20
Glazing Paintp. 22
Peeling Paintp. 24
Textured Paintp. 26
Peeling Paperp. 29
Chapter 2 Making Image Transfersp. 32
Heat Transfers Onto Glassp. 34
Heat Transfers Onto Woodp. 36
Caulking Transfersp. 37
Contact Paper Transfersp. 40
Chapter 3 Having Fun With Beeswaxp. 42
Wax Collagep. 44
Wax Transfersp. 48
Wax Stampingp. 50
Chapter 4 Antiquing Found Objectsp. 52
Antiquing With Acrylic Paintp. 54
Rusting Metal With Vinegar and Bleachp. 55
Using an Instant Rust Kitp. 56
Creating a Verdigris Patinap. 57
Piecing it all Togetherp. 60
Chapter 5 Experimenting in Collagep. 62
Architectural Friezep. 64
Mariep. 68
The Making of a Manp. 72
Chapter 6 Creating Miniature Assemblagesp. 76
Giving Tinp. 78
The Three of Heartsp. 80
With Great Pridep. 82
Shadow Box Princessp. 86
Chapter 7 Playing With Compositionp. 90
It's Good to Be Kingp. 92
Vacationp. 96
Infinite Tragedyp. 100
Using a Journalp. 104
Chapter 8 Storytelling With Collagep. 108
Collage Storytelling Basicsp. 110
First Cousinsp. 112
Galleryp. 116
Collage and Assemblage Artists' Web Sitesp. 124
Publications of Interestp. 125
Suppliers of Collage Materialsp. 126
Indexp. 127