Tag Archives: Collage

13 Submissions from the Collage Scrap Exchange (Pt. 2)

Each day, I receive more and more sub­mis­sions from those who par­tic­i­pated in the Col­lage Scrap Exchange. It’s great! I am always so excited to see the cre­ative things that ya’ll came up with (and sent each other!). Here are a selec­tion of 13 I’ve received so far. Check out my other ear­lier post that features […]

10 Books for the Illustration Lover on Your Gift List

1. The Who the What and the When by Julia Roth­man, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe It’s prob­a­bly time you started your hol­i­day shop­ping (I’m writ­ing this as a reminder to myself…), and if you have an illustration-lover on your list, I’ve put together a short list of sug­ges­tions. Some books were recently released while […]

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 […]

Collage Scrap Exchange: There’s Still Time to Sign Up!

If you’re a reg­u­lar reader of this blog (and I hope that you are!), then you’ve prob­a­bly heard about the Col­lage Scrap Exchange I’m host­ing with Papir­mass, a mail art sub­scrip­tion ser­vice. In short: it’s a super fun art con­test where you can make cool col­lage art and win awe­some prizes! This is geared towards those working […]

Collage Scrap Exchange: What Should You Send, Anyways?

Col­lage artists, have you signed up for the Col­lage Scrap Exchange yet? It’s a fun, cre­ative art con­test where you can win awe­some prizes! I’ve part­nered with Papir­mass to offer this. The premise is sim­ple: bun­dle some of your favorite scraps and send them to your part­ner — another col­lage artist. They’ll ship their scraps to you, and the […]

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 […]