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Attempt Your Hand at Paper Collage


A hyperlink that attracted a lot consideration in my most up-to-date publication (learn it right here) led to a put up about whimsical paper collage. Collage is a well-liked paper craft and as a agency believer in giving readers what they need, I spent an pleasant day placing collectively this put up to start out many people (myself included!) on the paper collage path.


cover of collage image book features collage of random images including palm tree, mushroom, convertible, magnet, and more


One facet that makes collage so releasing is that there is not any proper or mistaken technique to go about it. Choose a theme or lower out a random assortment of photographs you occur to love. Make a significant assertion through your decisions or prepare an aesthetically pleasing group whereas gaining confidence. 


The truth that collage is a really cheap pastime requiring little gear is a serious draw too. A glue stick and paper… you do not even want scissors as paper may be torn if that is your desire. 


What sort of paper and pictures? Magazines are an awesome leaping off level, though any textual content/image-laden paper you’ve available will suffice… outdated books, spam, and maybe surprisingly, newspaper. Glue your finds on sturdy card inventory or mat board. Faculty age youngsters benefit from the course of too, so in the event that they’re at free ends whereas
on college break, sit down collectively and
have a craft session.

Accomplished-for-you picture booklets make it further simple to get began. Listed below are a number of examples:

Issues to Minimize Out and Collage
(prime picture) contains greater than 1500 photographs and has acquired about 2000 glowing scores on Amazon. It’s described this fashion: “Flowers,
birds, cats, and butterflies may be mixed with
buildings, eyes, moustaches, and males in doubtful pants to create
extraordinary unique artworks and speaking items!” Seems like enjoyable,
proper? Additionally included: an introduction to collage types plus approach and
composition ideas.


cover image of collage image book features tropical greenery, birds, flowers and more


One other good wanting picture treasury I got here throughout is by collage artist Seiko Kato, Handmade Collage with Seiko Kato: 15 Beautiful Designs to Minimize and Assemble. It accommodates almost 500 photographs on your reducing pleasure together with fifteen themed collages which you could recreate… they may serves as a launch pad should you’ve by no means felt notably creative.


cover of book that includes botanical black and white images for collage


Flowers and Vegetation: An Picture Archive of Botanical Illustrations for Artists and Designers is full of classic botanical illustrations to chop and paste, and likewise features a obtain hyperlink for its greater than 400 high-resolution photographs.

cover of book that includes colorful images of floral illustrations


Classic Botanical Illustration: Copyright-Free Pictures for Artists, Designers and Plant Lovers is one other compilation of photographs, additionally with a companion PDF. Word that evaluations are fairly blended for the 2 Vault titles. Pictures are printed on each side of the web page so you may want to decide on rigorously earlier than reducing. The choice of downloading/printing photographs is helpful although, plus then you’ll be able to resize to fit your wants.

examples of colorful wrapping paper images including flowers, fruit, seashells and more


John Derian’s reward wrap and tags set
will get glorious evaluations. The prime quality paper can be utilized for its
supposed goal, however the sheets are additionally really useful for collaging.
John Derian, by the best way, sources his designs from Nineteenth-century art work as present in outdated and uncommon books.


box of note cards featuring colorful floral images on black background

One final concept: I used to be to come back throughout this assortment of observe playing cards and envelopes
that options painter and paper artist Mary Delany’s beautiful work. It might be a pleasant
reward for a paper lover or gardener if you cannot bear to chop them as much as
use in a collage. 


Mary, who lived within the 1700s, was featured in this earlier put up. She devoted her life starting at age 72 to creating hand-painted floral collages, every on a
dramatic black ink background. Mary was the topic of Molly Peacock’s e book, The Paper Backyard

Need extra inspiration? Here is an inventory of simply a number of the inspiring
paper collage artists who’ve been featured on All Issues Paper: 


Annie Brandicourt – portraits, pets and extra


Laura Shabazz – fantastic artwork collage

Elizabeth St. Hilaire – portray paper


Sarah Suplina – hand-painted collage


Keiko Suzuki – newspaper pet portraits 



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