Category Archives: Collage

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. […]

Friday Roundup: 10 Collage Artists Who Use Photographs in Their Work

In honor of the newly-launched Col­lage Scrap Exchange (have you signed up yet??), I wanted to devote today’s post to col­lage artists! Specif­i­cally, those that use pho­tographs to cre­ate their imag­i­na­tive works. You see that the crazy com­bi­na­tion you can make, along with the fun you can have by pair­ing unlikely images, is vir­tu­ally endless.

Emily Isabella’s Adorable Portraits Use Real Flowers for Their Hairdos

Paint­ing and flow­ers, sep­a­rately, are two won­der­ful things. But, bet­ter yet, Emily Isabella com­bines both of ‘em with her Plant Peo­ple. She paints their faces and wardrobes and uses a myr­iad of flow­ers for their hair­styles. We see small, del­i­cate pods as well as larger, broad petals that sig­nify longer locks. I love how the blooms are arranged just so, and […]

Travis Bedel’s Anatomical Collages Made from Vintage Illustrations

I real­ize that it’s been awhile since I’ve posted some col­lage, so let’s take a look at the work of Travis Bedel. Metic­u­lous, eh? Travis uses illus­tra­tions from old sci­ence guides and text­books and trans­forms them into new and excit­ing imagery. He lay­ers count­less flow­ers, but­ter­flies, and other insects on top of one another, which […]

Happy, Colorful Paper Collages by Hye Jin Chung

Hye Jin Chung cre­ates col­lage illus­tra­tions (my favorite!), mix­ing and match­ing papers to build excit­ing images. After arrang­ing cut-out shapes, she’ll draw on top of them for even more delight­ful details. Just check out those smi­ley, happy horses above. It looks like Chung’s has been busy since I saw her work at SPX last year. Oprah […]

Photographic Bodies Injected with Floral Oddities by Rocio Montoya

It’s been a while since I’ve fea­tured pho­to­graphic col­lages. I picked these works by Rocio Mon­toya because I like them and because they have a flora twist to them, loosely relat­ing to yesterday’s post about Michelle’s Morin’s illus­tra­tions. The blooms seen here peek from behind flesh and dis­tort the face with a beau­ti­ful mix of color […]