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How To Collage Using Magazines Tutorial

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How To Collage Using Magazines Tutorial

***NOTE*** Update September 2019:  I'll be updating this book in the next few months.  I may have it available in the winter of 2020 at some point.  In the meantime, consider the Online workshop on Udemy. I'm excited to have completed my digital book on How to Collage.  I've been asked to do workshops, and I may someday, but I first had to figure out how to describe what I do.  I just do it.  It's a right side of the brain thing.  So as I made this coffee cup collage, I took notes and photos to explain every step and put...

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The Making of a Fox Collage

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The Making of a Fox Collage

  ☞For full details on how I create collages using magazines, check out my ebook. Whenever I draw a person or an animal, I always start with the eyes.  I know I should draw out the basic shapes first, but for me, if I don’t get the eyes right, the drawing doesn’t work.  This is a challenge for me working with torn paper art.  I need to work from the background to the foreground.  Often the eyes are the last part I work on.  It really bugs me as I look at the empty stare of the sketched eyes while...

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How to Make a DIY Projector for Art

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How to Make a DIY Projector for Art

Whenever I make a piece of art that’s larger than 16″ x 20″, I need a way to project my original smaller sketch onto the larger canvas.  I’m looking into buying a real projector, but in the meantime, my homemade projector is doing the job. Keep in mind, it’s less than ideal.  The lumens are so low I can barely make out my drawing when I project it onto the canvas.  For my paper collages, I really just need the rough outlines so I can get the proportions correct and this is doing the job.  Bottom line:  it’s cheap, gives...

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How To Emboss Copper Foil

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How To Emboss Copper Foil

Note:  This article originally appeared on an art blog I had with three other women, Check This Art.  Since we discontinued the blog, I thought I would repost a revised version here for those of you that are interested in this project.  It’s not a recycled project, but an art form I played around with for a few pieces.  I’m a bit clumsy and ended up cutting myself one too many times, so I moved on to something less dangerous. This embossed copper foil art project is really easy to do, pretty inexpensive compared to other art projects, and makes...

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