I was excited that I was able to purchased this book used on Amazon instead of paying full price....$8.99 which included shipping. Since it was an art book, it may get glue or paint on it so the bargain price was great and the book was in great shape.
I absolutely love this book. I love collage work but am not very good at it. He tells you how to get started, which tools you need and what kind of materials you can use in collaging. He gives you ideas on how to store your material, but I determined I need to sort mine more than he does. He instructs you through various creative processes to try including layering 101.
The great parts of the book are the 50 Creativity Exercises he provides with examples. You can look through and see which ones appeal to you or you can try all of them. I decided I want to do a collage as my art project to go with each one of the books I read for the Artful Reading Club. Also included are free clip arts you can use.
So my first collage to represent The Collage Workbook was exercise #4 - Color Charge. You were instruction to experiment with applying color to a collage that's primarily black and white. A few strokes of bright can make a collage pop.
Here is my Color Charge Collage:
I was very happy with my black and white collage with the triangle pop of color. I decided on using 6x6 size on my collage. Basics: black cardstock paper, torn old book pages, pattern paper, magazine images, glue stick and distress ink.
I highly recommend this books if you are interesting in learning a lot of collage techniques.