• Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art: Creating Unique Images and Objects

    A complete compendium—the first book to combine all three forms of collageCollage is more than a pile of snapshots and a glue stick. So much more. Let Collage, Assemblage, and Altered Art lead the way to a whole new way of creating collage! Artist and author Diane Maurer-Mathison begins the book with an overview of collage, including history, tools, and techniques, plus materials and principles of color and design. Then it’s on to the collage projects, from traditional layered-paper-and-glue creations to photomontage to mixed media to digital collage. Next comes assemblage, with three-dimensional objects added to the collage mix to produce memory and shadow boxes, shrines, art dolls, jewelry, and sculpture. The last section, on altered art, reveals how collage and assemblage techniques can be used to transform ordinary objects into extraordinary art. Detailed step-by-steps and clear instructions, plus beautiful full-color photographs of collage, assemblage, and altered art by noted artists, make this the complete reference guide to collage in every dimension.• Collage is hot—assemblage and altered art are the next wave• Dozens of innovative techniques• Lets crafters push the papercrafting envelope with new ideas and inspiration

    • Brand: Brand: Potter Craft
    • ASIN: 0823071138

  • The Art of Assemblage

    Art, Art Studies, Classic and Contemporary Art

    • ASIN: B0006AXDFI

  • Secrets of Rusty Things: Transforming Found Objects into Art

    If you've ever wanted to learn the secrets which turn a tap handle into a mysterious woman from the sea, which transform plastic aquarium plants into subterranean roots stretching far beneath the known world and those which can make an icy cave from a bourbon box, then prepare yourself for inspiration that will have you checking your trash bin, twice.In Secrets of Rusty Things, renowned assemblage artist Michael DeMeng guides you down the intuitive, curious and often rock-strewn path of an artist's creative process, where illusions are just as important as any other aspect to the art. You'll discover new ideas of where to look for, not only discarded objects, but new items that you may not have previously seen as having a place in a future work of art. You'll be inspired by ways to add meaningful symbolism to your artworks' stories both through the use of color and shape. And you'll see how an ancient tale can parallel the artist's plight and invoke a new piece of art.From the pondering of each ancient myth and its connection to the modern-day artist, to the gluing together of objects, to the paint that unifies and disguises the original bits and pieces, this is an intimate view into the creative process unlike any workshop you've ever attended.

    • ASIN: 158180928X
    • UPC: 035313641466

  • Art in a Box: 30 Creative Projects in Mixed-Media Assemblage

    In the multimillion-dollar crafter market, this is one art form that appeals to artists and makers of all kinds, whatever their other mediums may be. Also termed 3-D collage, shadow boxes, or assemblage, it's based on how you choose and arrange items ina "box" (term used loosely!) to create a visual message. With 30intriguing projects of varied complexity, this complete guide teaches techniques forarranging, organizing, mounting, and creating narratives. The boxes use easily available items like cigar boxes, unusual packaging containers, or mint tins. The form's history is covered too, including the curiosity cabinets of Renaissance Europe, the found-object assemblage boxes created in the 20th century by Joseph Cornell, and the works artists create today. Includes examples to teach arrangement, grouping, and assembly and offers extra inspiration with a 40-page gallery of a wide range of works by expert artists.

    • ASIN: 0764358413

  • Altered Art Circus: Techniques for Journals, Paper Dolls, Art Cards, and Assemblages

    Art Circus! takes the reader on a magical journey into the artistic world where they can discover their creative muse which is waiting to come out and play. It is at heart a technique book for altered artists, but is housed within a wonderful, spectacular fantasy land. The book will bring the reader, the daydreamer, the explorer, the artist, to a place have never been, where they can unleash their artistic dreams and explore hidden worlds through cutting-edge techniques, creative projects, and beautiful images. The book will include easy tutorials on basic digital altering effects for new and vintage images, step by step instruction for projects, a gallery of inspirational projects from other artists, and clip art and vintage images for readers to use in their own projects. The book will cover digital and paper alteration, creating from found and household objects (jars and boxes), will feature playful illustration, vintage imagery, and use a myriad of other mixed-media materials ranging from glitter and wire to crinolin and coloring agents.

    • Brand: Brand: Quarry Books
    • ASIN: 1592534872

  • Assembled: Transform Everyday Objects Into Robots

    Did you know that you can transform a cheese grater, a few bits of old cutlery and a handful of nuts and bolts into a household robot brimming with character in no time? Presented like a recipe book, this unique guide will inspire you to make your own bots from random flea market finds and some unwanted junk through 23 quirky "robot recipes". Each of the 23 robots is shown through the transformation of a group of “found objects” into a finished sculpture with accompanying instructions on inspiration, assemblage methods and bonding techniques. The projects are disassembled to their very core to reveal not just the easily identifiable elements used in their creation, such as a tennis racket, thermos, or bicycle frame, but also every screw, bolt, thread, rope or wire used to assemble them. This original collection will inspire you to scout around your homes for spare everyday objects and turn them into characterful assemblage art sculptures.

    • ASIN: 1910254541

  • Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust

    Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) was one of the 20th century’s leading exponents of collage and assemblage. A connoisseur of an astonishing array of subjects, Cornell’s captivation with bygone imagery encompassed astronomical charts and geographical maps, Italian and Spanish Old Master paintings, historical ballet, early film, literature, poetry and ornithology. Most iconic among his works are his box constructions―microcosmic curiosity cabinets―filled with once-precious fragments that he collected in thrift shops in his native New York.Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust is a landmark publication examining this remarkable work. It brings together some of Cornell’s most compelling assemblages and box constructions (including Medici slot machines, soap-bubble sets and animal habitats). The contributors raise questions about Cornell’s artistic processes while drawing parallels with historical modes of inquiry such as connoisseurship, exploration and classification.

    • ASIN: 1910350214

  • Art Making, Collections, and Obsessions

    A glimpse into the personal collections and work of 35 major artists. This large format, full-color, inspirational book is about how artists use their collections to make artwork. The gallery-style format allows readers to see what artists collect, and the resulting spectacular artwork they make from it. The book will feature the collections and the artwork of thirty-five major mixed-media artists. The artwork will include journals, assemblages, altered books, as well as jewelry pieces, and detailed descriptions of the materials and techniques used, plus tips and insights into using unusual materials and collections. Mixed-media artists are naturally collectors. They are fascinated by the stuff of life, and they are always looking for the right elements to add to their collages and journals. This book offers a juicy combination -- sort of a walk through an artist-filled flea market, and a gallery of the pieces created using these collections with tips and insights on collecting and creating, and how they go hand in hand.Features a lineup of 35 contributing artists including: Lynn WhippleGraceann WarnGail RiekeBeryl TaylorKeith LoBueMichael DeMengNina BagleySusan Lenart-Kazmerand moreArt Making, Collections, and Obsessions features a beautiful collection of inspirational artwork. ...

    • ASIN: 1592533639

  • Box Art Assemblage and Construction

    Shadow Box art as it was meant to be!

    • ASIN: 0517516209

  • 101 More Mixed Media Techniques: An exploration of the versatile world of mixed media art

    Explore a diverse array of adventurous methods for creating mixed media art with 101 More Mixed Media Techniques.   Whether you are an experienced artist or just starting out, you'll discover new, approachable concepts for creating and embellishing your own mixed media art with 101 More Mixed Media Techniques. Following in the footsteps of 101 Mixed Media Techniques, this companion edition explores even more versatile mixed media techniques, from printmaking, wabi-sabi painting, embossing, antiquing, and washi tape to paper collage, ephemera, pyrography, and resists. Each technique is presented with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful examples from talented mixed media artists.   In addition to learning new mixed media techniques, you'll also discover ideas and inspiration for using the methods in your own projects and developing your own personal style. With more than a hundred options to choose from, 101 More Mixed Media Techniques has something for every artist and is guaranteed to spark new forms of creativity!

    • ASIN: 1633227332

  • Assemblages: A Selection

    Features a selection of 23 assemblages by the award-winning mixed media artist, Burnell Yow! Includes the work "The Artist As A Young Raven," which was part of the Delaware Art Museum's Centennial Exhibition in 2012.

    • ASIN: 1492855286

  • Dusty Diablos: Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Ole!

    Assemblage ole!Bring your artistic yearnings and sense of adventure along on a journey to the land of Dusty Diablos. Inspiration seeps from every page, and inside here you'll find: a tasty mix of ancient folklore (from the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacán to the miracle witnessed by Juan Diego); colorful pop culture (who knew that Western-Horror was its own film genre or that there's an entire island overrun with misfit dolls?) and informative art-making how-tos (like the Tricky Burnt Paper Routine and crafting your own Nicho).Join author Michael deMeng on an artist's pilgrimage south of the border and experience a culture as rich as it is beautiful and as genuine and down-to-earth as it is humorous and fascinating. While being mesmerized by all the amazing assemblage pieces, you also learn such nifty things as:Mixing up Michael's favorite paint washes to achieve "rusty" results in your own workCrafting your own slithering serpentCreating miniature story boxesAging bottle caps with beer and so much more!Indulge your senses and come along for a trip through crowded marketplaces, a thrilling taxicab ride and the intoxicating festivities of Dia de los Muertos and discover the allure of Dusty Diablos. You might not want to leave.

    • ASIN: 1600613500
    • UPC: 035313646553

  • Essays on Assemblage (Studies in Modern Art)

    Excellent study on modern art

    • ASIN: 0870701681

  • Altered Curiosities: Assemblage Techniques and Projects

    Discover a curious world of assemblage with projects that have a story to tell!Step inside Altered Curiosities, where a wisdom tooth gets its own shrine, a honeybee lights up the room and a taxidermy eye becomes the eye in the back of your head. As author Jane Wynn shares her unique approach to mixed-media art, you'll learn to alter, age and transform odd objects into novel new works of your own creation.Step-by-step instructions guide you in making delightfully different projects that go way beyond art for the wall—including jewelry, hair accessories, a keepsake box, a bird feeder and more—all accompanied by a story about the inspiration behind the project. You'll also learn to:Find your personal symbols and incorporate them into your work.Alter toy figures to create curious new creatures.Master simple soldering techniques that take you beyond the soldering iron.Apply beautiful patinas and etchings to brass and copper.Transform cast resin into pieces that look like metal. The endless possibilities of assemblage are yours to discover! Let Altered Curiosities inspire you to create a new world that's all your own.

    • Brand: Brand: North Light Books
    • ASIN: 1581809727
    • UPC: 035313641084

  • Altered: Art Projects

    Altered! Art Projects is a must-have collection of altered art featuring unique and trendy ideas. The term “altered art” conjures up different visions and ideas for every individual. Artists seem to be especially adept at finding their own characteristic meaning for anything they choose to give this name. Altered art is something that has changed from the original concept, creating something new and different. Projects featured in this book include birdhouses, shadowboxes, framed collages, scrapbook pages and much more. A simple canvas or photo can undergo complete metamorphosis, just like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly. Transition using distress, texture, collage, and embellishments; enclose in a frame or shadowbox and you have created altered art! It is no longer a simple canvas or photo, but your own unique creation. The piece has not only changed, but also become more meaningful—this is an artist’s gift.

    • Brand: LaRayne Stuber
    • ASIN: 1891898140

  • Jean Dubuffet 1943 - 1963 Paintings, Sculptures Assemblages

    A collection of Dubuffet's mature works (daily life and popular culture in Paris); whimsical paintings; imaginary landscapes; and caricatures of well-known French writers, literary critics, and artists. Companion to an exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 103 illustrations, 93 in color.

    • Brand: Smithsonian
    • ASIN: 1560982993

  • Objects of Reflection: A Soulful Journey Through Assemblage

    Use souvenirs, keepsakes and everyday objects in your own brand of storytelling. Objects of Reflection brings you a new form of visual journaling–that of assemblage–by creating art that is extremely personal and evokes your fondest memories. Inspiration pours from every page as author Annie Lockhart takes you on a journey inside of her own heart, sharing her stories for building pieces with tiny treasures and common objects. Specific elements of each project are displayed in a legend, detailing what each object symbolizes and will have you thinking about what similar objects might represent to you. In addition to providing insight on her own art-making process, Annie will guide you through her favorite step-by-step techniques for attaching elements with simple materials like string, wire and tape; aging objects to give them a bit of charm; adding texture with modeling paste and more. Dare to color outside the lines. Discover a new way to tell your own story and start using objects as "words" today. You'll also receive insight on valuable lessons such as:Quieting your harsh inner criticSeeing the beauty in objects that are brokenLooking at the things you love with new perspectiveRealizing art need not be permanent to be enjoyed

    • ASIN: B005GXQXNE

  • Color My Art: Japanese Girl: Grayscale & Underpainting Coloring Book

    Includes 2 sets of 22 Grayscale images*Please note the papers are thin 55# acid-free. If paper thickness does not meet your standard, this book might not be suitable for you.PDF version available on [email protected] About artwork: Pages printed on one side 22 hand drawn grayscale images 7"x10" coloring images on 8.5"x11" book Almost no background images About paper: Non-perforated 55# acid-free paper * Wet media such as watercolor or marker will bleed through paper. I recommend place a sheet of cardstock behind the page while you are working on.

    • ASIN: 1548236241

  • Joseph Cornell's Vision of Spiritual Order (Essays in Art and Culture)

    The "boxes" and collages constructed by Joseph Cornell (1903–72) are among the most intriguing and beguiling works of art made this century. Old toys, photos, magazine illustrations, bits of electrical wiring – anything in fact more usually left to molder in lumber rooms or junkshops – were hoarded by him as the elemental materials he needed for his constructions. The finished works are visually entrancing, but the intensely personal webs of reverie and association that determined their content make these boxes at once both oddly familiar yet ineluctably strange.Drawing on the widest range possible of primary material – virtually all Cornell's scrapbooks and source files, as well as correspondence and diaries – supplemented by further details gathered during more than fifty interviews undertaken with the artist's family and acquaintances, including Robert Motherwell and Susan Sontag, Lindsay Blair gives us the most detailed picture yet of an artist who hid so much of his life from the world. Her conclusion, wholly convincing in the light of the evidence she provides, is that Cornell's ultimate subject was the mind itself.

    • ASIN: 0948462493