Collage Lost and Found: Creating Unique Projects With Vintage Ephemera

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North Light Books, Apr 26, 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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What's old is new–discarded items from a bygone era unite to form unorthodox collage jewelry, cards, journals and more.

Collage Lost and Found delivers projects that not only have a saucy style, but a story to tell as well. From a sailor missing the love he left ashore, to a school boy's crush on his teacher, the stunning pages of this book will inspire you to dust off the vintage ephemera you've been collecting for years and combine it with basic collage elements to create romantic pieces you can wear as well as display.

In addition to delectable inspiration for a multitude of projects, you'll learn several practical techniques that can aid you in all your creative endeavors, including: Simple soldering techniques that anyone can do right away The art of layering with beeswax to add an intriguing depth to your work Magic tricks for turning metal repair tape into aged sheet metal In-the-know sources for finding vintage ephemera, as well as tips for transforming new items into ones that appear to have stood the test of time Give in to the seduction of the past. Let Collage Lost and Found take you to a world where collage sings to you of a simpler time where you creativity knows no bounds!

 

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This is one of my favorite crafty books. It looks appealing in the instructions, but also gives a lot of inspiration. Read full review

Contents

Whats Old Is New
7
Photos Found Objects and the Miscellaneous Good Places to Search for Stuff
8
Collage With What?
10
Studio Essentials
12
Collage Catechism
17
What Goes Where? Getting Started with Collage
18
Its All a GameCapiche? Working with a surface You Love
26
StarryEyed Incorporating Rubber Stamps
30
To Be Sealed Forever Adhering Elements with Gel Medium
76
What the Layers Reveal Adhering Elements with Beeswax
80
Fashion Fortissimo Home AccessoriesJewelryGifts
85
Heart on a String Creating a Domino Pendant with Paper Glaze
86
Tiny Tin Exploring Dimensional Collage in a Small Space
90
Desktop Delight Collaging on an Unexpected Surface
92
Marble Moda Creating a Collage Magnet with Epoxy
94
Charming Possibility Soldering a Marble Charm
96

Behind Closed Doors Using Embossing Powder
38
The Chosen Three Creating Faux Sheet Metal
42
Does it Come in a Smaller Size? Adapting College to a Smaller Scale
46
May I Give You My Collage? Using Collage to Promote Yourself
54
A Formal Viewing
59
Book of Secrets Creating an Old Book from Scratch
60
Album di Famiglia Embellishing a Book with Metal
66
Judging by the Cover Altering Vintage Books
70
True Beauty Lies Within Collaging a ThreeDimensional Shrine
72
Two Sides to Every Story Creating a Collage Pendant with Glass Slides
100
Genuine Parts Making and Using Jewelry Findings
106
A Preference for Leather Combining Soldered Pieces with Leather
116
Magnetic Attraction Collaging onto Metal Sheet
118
Collage Clippings
120
Resources
124
Index
127
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Josie Giuseppina is the author of "Collage Lost and Found" and a contributor in "Artist Trading Card Workshop". A mixed-media, jewelry artist, Josie sells her work to many boutiques and trendy stores in the greater Phoenix area. She designs rubber stamps for Stampotique Originals, and packages found collage materials for sale at local stamp stores. She has studied at Phoenix College and is currently designing her own product line.

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