The Collage Workbook

Most of you are surely familiar with Randel Plowman, who has created a prolific body of work which was helped along by his "a collage a day" blog. He has now published a book with Lark Crafts, which is quite well put together and very inspirational.

I'm generally not a fan of craft books on collage, but Randel's book blurs the line between collage as art and collage as a craft--showing that they can definitely be one and the same (or at least work together, learn from each other). Using his own impressive body of work, he walks the reader through techniques, different mediums, and discovering imagery. This is enough to get us genuinely excited, but he goes on to inspire the reader further with 50 exercises.

Crafters I am sure will love this book, but I think it will easily benefit collage artists as well. I'm always open to trying new techniques, and it might help curb creative block on those days something just won't stick...

More information can be found here.

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Thanks for the review, will order it now!!

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    "How to get started and stay inspired"

    132 pages, Published by Lark Crafts (June 5, 2012), ISBN: 1454701994.

    Available from Lark Crafts.
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    "Stars Are Indispensible"

    96 pages in 2 colors, black and blue, 17 x 21.5 cm, 45 contributors from all over the world. The main theme is: "Stars are indispensable". It contains a music cd with 19 tracks.

    Available from BOLO store.

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    "Everything At Every Moment Is Awaiting Your Arrival."

    Limited Edition of 50 copies. Full color, 3.75 x 5″. Embossed front cover. Hand-sewn Japanese stab stitch binding. Edition number of 50, hand-numbered on reverse.

    Available from WAFA Storefront.

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  • Masters: Collage


    Major Works by Leading Artists

    Curated by Randel Plowman

    This superb new collection offers a stunning look at contemporary collage work from approximately 40 leading artists.

    Available from Lark Books.

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