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Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected--New Techniques Using Color, Personal Imagery and Creative Surfaces

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Embark on an all-new Collage Art Adventure!

Bring laughter and a sense of play to your collage creations with Collage Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected. Using incredibly easy-to-create textures and a kaleidoscope of colorful imagery, you'll learn to create one-of-a-kind collages with your own unique touch.

Claudine Hellmuth shows you how to create amazing textures li
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 12th 2005 by North Light Books
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I found this a very useful introduction to collage. Claudine Hellmuth explains very clearly several basic techniques for making collages (including peeling paper, peeling paint, textured paint) and image transfers, as well as using wax as a collage medium. The instructions are very well illustrated and there are several tutorials that easily take a beginner from the start to the end of projects to create some fun and whimsical collages. Hellmuth also guides readers in composition and gives ideas ...more
Nov 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
You know those arts and crafts books that show you cool projects but leave you with absolutely no idea how to re-create the pictures? This is NOT one of those. Claudine Hellmuth gives very specific, step-by-step instructions as to how to get the same results she does. And with her quirky, whimsical style, you'll want to try everything in this book! A must-have for collage artists, scrapbookers, and paper crafters.
Sep 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: artists, scrapbookers
This is a cool book by Claudine Hellmuth. It's a great resource for aspiring and seasoned collage artists. There's many techniques she uses in her book. I am moat inspired by her resources page and her website: According to her website, this is Hellmuth's second book and it sold over 25,000 copies.

Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: artists, scrapbookers
Just like the first Collage Discovery Workshop book this one was just as amazing. It has great ideas, good techniques, good instructions, good photographs and is just in general offer clear, helpful, practical advice for collage artists. It is a book I go to again and again.

Reread this again Jan. 2009
Kathy Juveli Hauck
Mar 20, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: artbooks
A great techinal collage book with step by step photo transfer how-to.
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
Lots of fun ideas to try! Actually ordered a copy to keep (this one is from the library.)
Jan 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Somewhat useful, wouldn't buy, but would borrow to get some new art techniques.
Jun 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
I like how she makes the techniques so simple and easy to do, can't wait to try them!
Feb 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
More good techniques, although I am not crazy about the new style the author is using. This is a really good, helpful book for anyone who loves collage
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Lot's of great new background techniques in it!!!!
Debra  Golden
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-books
This is well designed with easy to apply ideas. I've shared some tips in it with my collage class, and may use some projects in upcoming workshops.
Marcie Lovett
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
I liked her first Collage Discovery Workshop better. This one is a little repetitive, gives some techniques, but really is a focus for her projects.
Aug 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: creative
Lots of good ideas to enrich and deepen backgrounds - don't worry that you will just copy Claudine's distinctive work. I've used her techniques in very different pieces,
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