(Update May 1: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Artful Collage from Found Objects


The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winner, Mary Hockett Thoma!

The Art Colony pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of Artful Collage from Found Objects,

a 128-page book by Ellen Spector Platt! This fun book shows you how to make collages from found objects, such as keepsakes, mementos you may have picked up on vacation, thrift store finds, and other materials you might already have around the house.


How to Participate:

To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is reply to this discussion by telling us:

"Why would you like to win this book?"


"What would you use the info in this book to create?"


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You can reply to this discussion as many times as you want, (as we would like to encourage interaction), but your name will only be entered into the drawing once. Everyone who answers this question will be assigned a number. At the end of the giveaway, a number will be randomly selected and whoever was assigned that number will be the winner. Conversation is encouraged, but people who respond in this thread without answering either question will not be entered into the giveaway.

The giveaway has ended.

The giveaway ends on April 30, 2013 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 4 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from Stackpole Books.

Here are a few images from this book to give you an idea of the lessons involved:

Many thanks to Stackpole Books for providing a free copy of Artful Collage from Found Objects for this giveaway!

The giveaway has ended. Thank you to all who participated!

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I would like to win this book because I use so many found objects in my art. I am always looking for new inspiration from other artists. I make shrines, developed around images of saints, or pictures from vintage encyclopedias, mostly of wen in different work situations.


I would like to win this book because I work with teenagers with special needs, who have behavior problems so doing a hands on practical tasks can really help them achieve. A book that everyone can use would be just amazing.

Many Thanks


this looks like such a cool book. i am wanting to do more collage work and i save everything (paper, objects, etc.). i could use some guidance and inspiration. thanks for the chance to win.

I love the look of this book and I need it. I have so many ideas going around and around in my head and it feels like it could burst with artistic ideas. but when I get to my work bench I freeze. I don't know what to do first. I need some guidance, so I can collage, work in my art journal, mix media, scrapbooking and now I have zentangle in my head.  so you can see its very very busy in my poor head. so this book could have my answers and the guidance I need.

thank you for the chance to win this fabulous book.

A mixed media artist NEVER has too many books, so this one would surely have totally new ideas for me to try--looking forward to it!  Thanks for the opportunity..

One reason I'd like to win this book is just because I love books, especially books connected with teaching art techniques!  I became interested in collage about 10 years ago when I signed up for a general art class through community education; the teacher owns a gallery, and her own art consists of wonderful collages.  However, although I have tried to create my own, I still haven't really achieved a good understanding of the process~~I know from my past experiences that I learn best by following other artists examples, and then my own creativity becomes ignited and I "get" it!

I really love the Art Colony monthly newsletter!

Thank you

I would love to win this book because I am trying to learn how to do collage and art journaling and this book would greatly help me.

I would totally love to win this book because I am just starting to do collage art, and this would provide info and inspiration.

I would love to win this book because:-
As an Artist I am always trying to evolve and learn new ways to create and how to present what I have created. So this would be a great new tool for me to grow.

Good luck everyone :-)

This book is soooo my sister.  I would love to win this book to give to her for her birthday!


Just showed this to my fiancé and she would love it if we won. She said this will be OUR art time together. Made me think a little and I think I'll get the book anyway if we don't win because its a great idea for us to do together....

Thanks Art Colony!

I would like to become more comfortable and confident in collaging and have been wanting to create a shadow box of wishes. I think this would definitely help me to achieve that goal. 

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