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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Collage and Altered Art

ISBN: 978-0-470-44719-2
224 pages
July 2009
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Collage and altered art pull together elements from a wide variety of crafts to create one-of-a-kind pieces that truly reflect your individual style. This photo-intensive guide walks you through all the latest techniques, from aging paper and photos to working with image transfers, rubber stamps, fabrics, and more. Plus, you'll learn how to source inexpensive materials—as well as found objects around your home—to make everything from handmade journals and artist trading cards to decorative boxes, jewelry, and wall art.

Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review

  • Each skill or technique is defined and described
  • Detailed color photos demonstrate each step

  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo

  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance

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Table of Contents

Getting Started.

Aged and Distressed.

Paper Collage Techniques.

Paint, Ink, and Rubber Stamping.

Image Transfer Techniques.

Altered Charms.

Fabrics, Fibers, and Trim.

Assemblage Art.

Altered Books.

Inspiration Gallery.

Contributing Collage Manufacturers.


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Author Information

Roni Johnson is a lifelong artist and professional designer for manufacturers and retail companies in the rubber stamp and altered arts industries. She maintains the blog Ink Stains (inkstainswithroni.blogspot.com), where she offers up a variety of card sketches, altered projects and layouts, and other goodies. Her work has been published in many magazines and has been used in product advertisements, in online projects, and at national craft and hobby conventions.

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