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Collage with Color: Create Unique, Expressive Collages in Vibrant Color

As beautiful to look at as it is practical, Davies' colorful book takes a fine artist's approach to a craft by using hand-decorated papers to fashion cut-paper collage projects. Separate chapters on papers, paints, and brushes lead off, followed by an excellent section on color theory.

The instruction on making patterned papers is, all by itself, worth the price of the book. Crafters will learn how to create gorgeous designs using sgraffito, drip transfer, stamping, masking, stippling, and more. The projects, ranging from gift tags and boxes to lampshades and earrings, are each presented with a separate materials list and abbreviated directions, clarified by a few sharp, full-color photos. These clever ideas buttressed by excellent background material will supply both artists and crafters with plenty of inspiration to go forward with projects of their own.  

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Collage with Color book by Jane Davies