Like to rip paper? So do I. I’m a magazine collage artist making my artwork from torn and cut magazines. I don’t use paint. Everything you see on my collages is a piece of paper.
In this intro course, you will learn how to make a collage by working on your own with my process. Work with me as I put together a collage of birch trees. It’s an easy subject that will help you learn the basics before you try something more difficult. No previous experience is needed. Even the drawing is simple. You may be tempted to try a harder subject, but this will help you become familiar with working with paper for your first collage in this style.
In this course, you will learn:
•What magazines to use and the quality that works best.
•The supplies you’ll need.
•The process of planning out your collage.
•How to draw birch trees on your canvas.
•How to work with paper:
•What paper works best
•Learn to paste.
•How to avoid wrinkles and air pockets.
•How to cut your paper.
•How to rip your paper so you don’t get the white edges.
•What to look for in the paper to create a shadow on the trees.
•How to blend your colors.
•Learn how to protect your finished collage.
Follow along and work on your collage at your own pace. All the principles can be applied to any subject you choose.