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The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired

The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired

by Randel Plowman


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Both a popular hobby and a recognized art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques—explored  here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration, and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and transferring images, to décollage (tearing away layers). And to spark the reader's imagination, there are 52 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454701996
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 91,420
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Randel Plowman is the founder of the popular blog A Collage A Day ( His art has been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad; cited in The New York Times and USA Today; featured in How Design, Artist Magazine, and Somerset Studio; and graced the covers of numerous books. Randel resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

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The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
I appreciated how The Collage Workbook offers the opportunity to get into the mind of Randel Plowman, founder of the “A Collage A Day” blog, and learn more specifically about his techniques. On his blog, he creates a unique collage each day and posts it for the world to see and enjoy. I think that collage is such an interesting art form, with its layers of meaning and symbolism and the author seems to see possibility in just about every type of element and has a wonderful way of piecing it all together to form a cohesive whole. Mr. Plowman breaks down this complex looking medium and explains clearly how to assemble collages for maximum effect. The themes that can be used are endless and he shares examples of collages based on flora, birds, hands, home, typography, old books and many more. The Collage Workbook includes over 150 copyright free images to use, in addition to explanations of the tools, techniques and materials used to make collages. As the author says, “Grab your scraps, glue, scissors and jump right in!”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a follower of Randel's blog, so I was very curious about this book. I was happy to find fresh ideas I hadn't seen before, and I love his prompts. Inspiring & fun!