I have been taking an online class with Melinda Tidwell, hosted by Carla Sonheim, called, “The Fine Art of Collage.”
It’s not my typical collage making… I prefer a more colorful, whimsical style. However, I am enjoying the process of creating by the book:
You see, we are using the “actual book!” I used several paperback books for my above collage. The inside cover of a book is used as the “backbone.”
I am surprised how interesting book covers can be! Below is my color wheel of covers. I am cutting around the titles for the most part which gives interesting shapes:
I found a great secondhand bookstore with paperback books for .50 cents and hardbacks for $1.00!
I am enjoying the hunt for the right book cover colors and titles to add to my stash! I even found a book on birds… I can see you are surprised! 😉
The class ended today with its last chapter but I am just beginning my exploration!
Next, I will experiment with hardback cloth covers. They take a bit more strength to remove from the book…
I think we are never too old to learn from books! Happy creating!