HOW TO MAKE COLLAGE
Collage is a medium of art which involves cutting out various textures, materials and media and placing these cut outs together to make one image. Gaining popularity in the early 20th century with firm roots in Dadaism and Surrealism, Collage has earned its place as one of the key forms of communicating subconscious ideas in an art form. We're going to show you what you need to get started.
2. Source your materials
Literally anything can be a collage! Look for interesting textures, shapes and images which could be interpreted into something else. Think about an item's colour, texture and size and find things that compliment. You can use more traditional methods to get started, we created a collage book which is filled with media that simply needs to be cut out and immediately used.
These are the main steps for creating Collage art! You don't need fancy tools and technology, it is more about your ideas at first, and then you evaluate how to elevate your craft as a collage artist as you develop. Tools like scanners, screen printing, Guillotines, professional printers and expensive glues are great tools to have as a Collage artist, but they are not necessary! Don't be afraid to just get started with the basics.
Our cutting board and blade cost £4 from a typical hardware store that sells art supplies, the ruler was £1 from a pound shop, and our media is from our book which we are selling on Amazon. You can have tonnes of artistic expression for under £20 and you can make it much cheaper if you're thrifty!
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