(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.


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


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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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This is a wonderful idea. I'd like to win the book because I've always liked the idea of preserving good memories and family histories but I'm not much into scrapbooking, in with everything seems so premade. With collages I'm sure the goal can be achieved with a much more artistic and genuine way.

I would LOVE to have this book. I'm generally a pack rat. I save bits and pieces and the odd thing here and there. I always have these great ideas about what I can do with them. When I sit down and actually attempt to make something out of them, I'm very disappointed with the results. Maybe this book could help me organize my ideas and stash and create something wonderful!

I would love to win this book and add it to my art and craft book collection. I'm always looking for new ideas to inspire me in my art work. This book looks like it has a lot of fun ideas in it.
I would love to win the collage book because I want to preserve and protect all my wonderful memories that I have already lived till now, things are small but they remind u of a special moment or a place or even a person.And I truly want to relive the wonderful time of my past.

I would like to win this book because collage and found objects are a really popular trend in jewelry today and as a jewelry artist I feel it would help me to better utilize these techniques in my work.

I do crafts with Dementia & Alzheimer patients. One of my challenges is doing quick & easy yet meaningful crafts for them. I am hoping your book will help me with that - the abstract can be real - even if only in their eyes!

I would love to win a copy of this book because I am an Art Teacher, and am always looking for creative, unique ways to get my kids involved in creative projects that will also recycle and help to improve our planet!

This book would come in handy for me, because I'm working on a series of interactive mixed media haiku. Many of the pieces are mixed media collages. I'm experimenting with different ideas for adding the words of haiku on the artwork in ways that people can change the poem and make it their own. 

My daughter and I are starting to spend time together once a week to do art work. This book would open avenues of new ideas to incorporate for our time together.  Thank you for your consideration :-)

it be cool to use the ideas n open up life share with the world n give ideas of creating world peace n have example sample to look at so cool to win it too!~

I would love to win this book as I work with kids of ages 6 years to 13 years and the most difficult part is for them to create something with their imagination. Hopefully collage making will be a good tool to create mixed media art.

My reason is morbid but simple. Lost my husband last December. I have a thousand things of his that I need to compile and display. trust me this book can help.

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