Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Collage Playground

Collage hasn't changed much over the years. It's still about cutting pieces of this, pictures of that and a little bit of everything else from our creative stash and gluing them to a surface. The end result is a beautiful, recycled piece of art.

When playing with our art mediums, it is so easy to get stuck in the rut of doing the same old thing every time we pull out our toys. In Collage Playground: A Fresh Approach to Creating Mixed-Media Art by Kimberly Santiago, we are introduced to 25 projects and 10 simple crafting techniques that bring the art of collage to it's pinnacle of creativity. I have Kimberly's book, Altered Book Pages and refer to it frequently when looking for a way to do something different. Funny thing is, most of us have all the things we need to create beautiful pieces of art. We just get attached to our favorites and forget about the gems just waiting for their turn. Kimberly reminds us to pull those treasures out and let them shine.

Whether you are into Art Journaling, Mixed Media art forms or Scrapbooking, Collage Playground offers tips for every artist. And yes, you are an artist. If you like to dream, explore and create, you ARE an artist.

And if you'd like a chance to win a free copy of Collage Playground, follow this LINK.

Creative Blessings!