Collage Crafts Gone Wild: Mixed-Media Projects and Techniques
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Express your unique self in wonderful and fascinating ways--with Collage Crafts Gone Wild, you will take your art to a whole new level, experimenting with new techniques and combining materials and objects in more ways than you can imagine!
With Collage Crafts Gone Wild:
You'll discover 24 fierce step-by-step projects from 13 of your favorite North Light authors, including Kelly Rae Roberts, Traci Bautista and Josie Cirincione.
You'll work with unique materials like foil, plaster, leather, and molding paste (to name just a few!) alongside everyday art supplies like paint, paper, stamps and fabric.
You'll explore exciting new techniques for dyeing paper and fabric, transferring images to fabric and wood, and painting with beeswax.
You'll create meaningful and personal masterpieces, including canvases, posters, jewelry, albums, mobiles, banners and more!
So go ahead and go wild--add Collage Crafts Gone Wild to your artistic library today!
fabric to create a good bond. As the gauze begins to set, you can rub the gauze to smooth over the texture of the fibers. STEP 6 Repeat steps 3–5 to cover the surface as desired. As you smooth the pieces down, pull any obviously loose threads from the edge of the plaster pieces. The edges of the gauze will likely fray and roll a bit. Don’t worry about this for now, as long as you smooth out any major bumps or rolls before they harden. Allow the plaster to dry thoroughly. STEP 7 Create
make it small. You’ll be surprised the difference scale can make in visual impact. Small Talk? It measures only 10"× 8" (25cm × 20cm). Sweet and small and intimate. The variation piece, Mind Chatter, on the other hand? It’s 36"× 24" (91cm × 61cm). So cool on such a grand scale. So play, experiment and try switching it up. Butcher Paper Collage shows you that collage can to be used in projects other than wall art (a fact that will be proven over and over again in the rest of this book), as you
ephemera needle-nose pliers paintbrushes palette paper paper for substrate pastels scissors soft gel medium Stabilo pencil straight pins textured objects for rubbings vintage clothes hanger water container wire cutters wood glue EXPRESSION DIRECTION Write a list of your personal symbols. Next to each symbol, write what it represents for you. If you aren’t sure, make a guess. Write a poem that includes a symbol from your list in every line. STEP 1 Using soft gel medium,
see the transformation from plain collage to painted patchwork. STEP 1 Apply a layer of gesso to the surface of the wood. Let the gesso dry. Sketch your subject with pencil on the white surface. For this piece, you’ll need to decide upon your composition and draw your subject first, because you’ll be building the patchwork collage inside the lines you’ve drawn. STEP 2 Cut small pieces of patterned papers and arrange them inside the area you want to collage. Here, I’m filling in the area
such as the golden wings and the inside of her eyes. STEP 18 Use a detail paintbrush and some fluid acrylic paint to color in the mouth and the eyes. Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the lips and to draw in the whites of the eyes. Draw in hairlines with a charcoal pencil, then color the hair area with fluid acrylics. Outline the face and neck with the black Stabilo pen to give them a bit more definition. STEP 19 Use gel medium to add a few meaningful words cut from a vintage