Category Archives: Collage

It’s over (for Now): More Collage Scrap Exchange Submissions

I can’t believe it! The Col­lage Scrap Exchange is over. Sub­mis­sions were due on March 15, and I’m happy to say that we’ve received so many awe­some col­lages. Seri­ously. I am blown away by the qual­ity and cre­ative­ness that every­one put forth. Here are more sub­mis­sions I’ve received, and you can see just how var­ied the […]

Adorable Assemblages Beautifullly Tie Together Disparate Matrials

Span­ish illus­tra­tor Blanca Helga takes seem­ingly dis­parate mate­ri­als — card­board, painted papers, string, and pack­ag­ing — and assem­bles it all into adorable col­lages. Hansel and Gre­tel, smil­ing horses, col­or­ful drag­ons, and googly-eyed fly­ing crea­tures all make an appear­ance in her work. I’m a big fan of shapes and how they’re designed, and this aspect is some of my […]

10 (More) Submissions From the Collage Scrap Exchange

Happy Fri­day, ya’ll! I fig­ured it’s a fine time to post some more Col­lage Scrap Exchange sub­mis­sions. At this point, I’ve received so many (hun­dreds upon hun­dreds!), and not shar­ing at least some felt like a crime. Here are 10 sub­mis­sions! Remem­ber, the extended dead­line is March 15. Thank you, to every­one, who has sub­mit­ted a col­lage so far. […]

Collages Split Someone’s Head Open with Beautiful Results

Vin­tage books, mag­a­zines, and post­cards inspire Brazil­ian artist and illus­tra­tor Lau­rindo Feli­ciano. Using these ele­ments, he cre­ates images that are both sur­real and nos­tal­gic. The com­bi­na­tion (and often col­li­sion) of peo­ple, flora, and fauna result in pic­tures that we’ve never seen before. Laurindo’s arrange­ments are mys­te­ri­ous, beau­ti­ful, and weird, like when he splits open someone’s […]

Turning Flat Pieces of Paper into a Raging Fire

See that rag­ing fire? It’s all con­structed out of paper (although you could prob­a­bly tell that). Polly Lind­say is a London-based illus­tra­tor that uses bright hues in her 3D con­struc­tions. “Most recently I have become fas­ci­nated with paper craft,” she writes on her web­site. “There’s some­thing mag­i­cal in trans­form­ing a flat piece of paper into […]

Colorful Cut-Paper Collages by Chris Hagen

Using a com­bi­na­tion of paint­ing and col­lage, illus­tra­tor Chris Hagen cre­ates vibrant works that high­light the nat­ural beauty of this world. Ani­mals, land­scape scenes, and even some fan­tas­ti­cal things hap­pen in his tex­tured scenes. I’m a huge fan of col­lage and love this tech­nique. Chris painted and drew on pieces of paper and then cut […]

Happy Holidays! Festive Header Illustration by Hiné Mizushima

It’s the last new header illus­tra­tion of 2014! If you look at the top of the page, you’ll see part of this fes­tive arrange­ment by crafter Hiné Mizushima. The delight­ful image fea­tures small objects like pep­per­mints, a snow­man, and ever­green trees. This isn’t the first of Hiné’s col­lage pho­tographs that have caught my eye. Camp­ing, New […]

Portraits on Portraits on Portraits: Collages by B.A. Lampman

One of the best things about run­ning the Col­lage Scrap Exchange is all of the new work I’ve seen. I never knew about B.A. Lampman’s col­lages until I match­ing her up with some to exchange their paper scraps. It’s awe­some! She com­bines vin­tage paint­ings, draw­ings, and mag­a­zines into strange, mul­ti­fac­eted por­traits. Boys and girls morph with ani­mals and decorative […]

Amanda White’s Cut Paper Collages of Writers’ Houses

Do you like lit­er­a­ture, poetry, and col­lage? Then you’re going to enjoy the work of illus­tra­tor Amanda White. The Span­ish cre­ative spe­cial­izes in depict­ing the homes of British writ­ers, and she does so with orig­i­nal cut paper col­lage. I love the com­bi­na­tion of tex­tures and col­ors that bring these places to life in ways that a painting […]

Complex and Colorful Paper-Sculpted Food Illustrations

Ah, paper sculp­ture, you never cease to amaze me, and make me wish that I was bet­ter at think­ing in more than two dimen­sions. These hand­made, illus­tra­tive cre­ations by María Laura Benavente Sovieri are of plants and foods that are arranged into still lifes. This par­tic­u­lar series was pro­duced for the Cen­tral Mar­ket of Las Pal­mas de Gran Canaria. […]