I have long wanted to explore paper collage and just came across the perfect book. Once Upon a Piece of Paper, A Visual Guide to Collage Making by Andrea D'Aquino – released on September 15, 2016 by Rockport Publishers. It is an engaging, 112 page collage how-to book and 50 sheet paper pad housed in an elastic-bound hardcover case. Gather your scissors, glue stick and other nice to have supplies. I used old magazines and raided my paper recycling bin. The included 8" x 8" paper pad is superb– bold patterns and solids! Next, learn 10 ways to think like an artist. This chapter is very helpful in silencing your inner critic. It includes musings on the creative process from artist/author Andrea. It is worth returning to. Then jump right in to the 25 hands-on collage art exercises. You will explore various creative techniques including scale, shape, perspective and more. You do yours, Andrea shows you hers. I even show you mine. Hers are very inspiring, she is an illustration and design expert! This book is a delightful collage showpiece and excellent resource, all in an easy to digest format. I recommend. Get your copy below!
Chapter 1 Get
Chapter 2 Think
Chapter 3 Make
About the Author
Chapter 3 Make ESCAPE FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Paper city, by A. D'Aquino. Page 97.
Chapter 2 Think. Page 27.
Chapter 3 Make PAPER SCRAPS: Design a recycled bird, by A. D'Aquino. Page 82.
Once upon a piece of paper is available worldwide at Rockport Publishing, a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Check out their unique catalog at Rockport Publishing. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until February 15, 2017. Prize includes free shipping WORLDWIDE. Good luck!
Chapter 3 Make MOVING PARTS: One figure, many positions, by A. D'Aquino. Page 77.
Five of my first paper collages.