Thursday, March 19, 2009
More Than Torn Paper
For most people the idea of using collage as a journal technique is met with a laugh. Most think back to school days when collage involved tearing a little coloured paper and gluing it in place. But new techniques, papers and products have made collage an art form in its own right.
While spending time tearing paper and gluing it into your journal is somewhat therapeutic on its own, it is the arrangement and additional touches you can apply that bring this form of expression such tactile satisfaction.
There is no limit to what you can put on your page, so long as you have some way to hold it there. Glue, needle and thread, pins, tape... whatever you can think of. And who says you need to be able to close your journal? Perhaps leaving your collage entries in plain view might help you sort through whatever has been on your mind.
Feel free to experiment.
You can't go past the information shared by Aisling D'Art with her How to Collage in Your Art Journal. You'll be inspired.
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