Collage Art

The collage art group is for anyone who likes to play with assembling a work of art using found or created materials. Anything goes in this diverse art form, magazine clippings, fabric, handmade paper, 3D materials, photographs, scrabble letters, plant materials, pebbles…you get the idea. Collage Art is the potpourri of genres.

Show us what you are working on, share you tips and techniques, favorite tools, and favorite materials. Tell us about collage exhibits or contests, collage artists you love, and above all, share your collage work! We would love to see what you are creating.

Members: 181
Latest Activity: Sep 24, 2019


Hello and welcome to the collage art group!

Just a few simple rules:

  • If you would like to share your collages, you can post in the show & tell thread or start your own discussion.
  • Please keep all discussions relevant to collage and collage art processes.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Copyright rules for collage artists

Started by Suzanne Vadnais Monson. Last reply by Dissilyl Mordentroge Jul 19, 2019. 7 Replies

If you are planning on publishing or selling your collage art there are some copyright rules you need to be aware of and do your best to follow. I hired a copyright attorney when I published a deck of collaged cards. He used a very careful legal…READ MORE

Tags: collage, copyright

Collage and Photoshop manipulation

Started by Dissilyl Mordentroge. Last reply by Beverly Burrows Jan 31, 2019. 2 Replies

I wonder have any of you ever used Photoshop either to produce material for inclusion in collages or to manipulate already completed works. I’m new to Photoshop so the two examples below are a recent amateurish experiment.The original titled…READ MORE

Different Strokes

Started by Dissilyl Mordentroge. Last reply by Dissilyl Mordentroge Apr 26, 2018. 8 Replies

I’ve read a number of threads on Art Colony discussing approaches to collage which are so different from mine I find myself wondering if I’m from a different planet. I never have any idea when I start a work what it’s meaning or subject might be.…READ MORE

Gloss V Matt

Started by Dissilyl Mordentroge. Last reply by Aimeslee Winans Apr 25, 2018. 5 Replies

Using both matt and gloss cuttings in a collage can result in a disjointed effect. I’ve found spraying an entire work with a matt glaze does not elliminate the difference in surface reflection. Has anyone found a solution to this problem?READ MORE

My first collage...please critique

Started by Cathi Laferriere. Last reply by Dissilyl Mordentroge Apr 25, 2018. 5 Replies


Tags: Worlds, Outer

Finding My Place

Started by Maxine Dawn Lundbek. Last reply by Dissilyl Mordentroge Apr 25, 2018. 11 Replies

So I have not posted for a while…READ MORE

Collage Paper Prayer Flag

Started by Gypsy Echo. Last reply by Dissilyl Mordentroge Apr 24, 2018. 1 Reply

I am hosting a challenge and I created this prayer flag with painted papers, This one was for the gratitude prompt, "What book are you most grateful for'. I chose Julie Cameron"s Book, The Artists Way, so I added book page cut outs as well as…READ MORE

Black Cats

Started by jean weymouth Apr 16, 2018. 0 Replies

I have been pasting black cats on background that I make with shaving cream and ink.  I call them collage as I don't want people to think the cats are my own art.  I do draw cats but sometime they are not as good.  Most of the cats I find on…READ MORE

My first collage

Started by Marlene Brown. Last reply by Maria Ximena Silva Nov 4, 2015. 4 Replies

This is what I did for a course piece. We were all doing different things. I had a picture of some leather, brown boots but wanted them in pink.…READ MORE

Tags: Collage

Home collage

Started by Denise Fletcher. Last reply by Denise Fletcher Jun 15, 2015. 2 Replies

I did this several years ago, but I hesitated to post, because it is a photo of the collage. The theme is Home. I had fun cutting out pictures from magazines of anything that related to my ideal home.…READ MORE

Tags: art, nature, family, love, home

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Comment by Betty Pinkston on July 29, 2019 at 7:18pm

This was a fun collage painting using inks, tissue and wax on paper. It sold to an existing client.

Comment by Betty Pinkston on July 29, 2019 at 7:17pm

Comment by Laura Shelton on October 18, 2016 at 10:32am

These are a bunch of my smaller collage pieces that I have done recently..Anyone have any to show us??

Comment by Laura Shelton on October 18, 2016 at 10:31am

Looks like it has been a while since anyone posted in here!! Well, I am going to post a couple of my collage pieces just for fun....

Comment by Riya on August 31, 2016 at 1:02pm

I have made my first bigger collages a few months ago, as a project in VisionQuest. I really loved it working on this size, instead of the smaller (16 by 23cm) journalpages I normaly use for making collages.

The first one is a 'Dreamcollage'
And the second one a 'Face Collage'
I really loved making them big, and I allready started a new one.

Comment by Jade Hutchinson on March 30, 2016 at 5:43pm

I don't make collages often but it's something I've always loved doing because it's so easy to play around with text and image!

Comment by Bonniediva on March 23, 2016 at 12:37pm

I'm a long-time collage artist, but this is my first time doing eggs! LOL! This is really fun. My collages are done on artificial eggs, but I'm sure real egg shells would be fine.

Comment by Bonniediva on March 23, 2016 at 12:36pm

Comment by Marthie Scholer on April 19, 2015 at 7:06pm

Comment by Robin Tomens on January 27, 2015 at 1:02pm


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