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


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. 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. 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 Maxine Dawn Lundbek on December 9, 2013 at 3:40pm

I thought I'd share a few of my collages today...I truly enjoy doing these....

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 9, 2013 at 3:38pm

I belong to Dover also. A good source for ideas and free downloads.

Comment by Maxine Dawn Lundbek on December 9, 2013 at 3:32pm

Novella I totally enjoyed looking at your work very nice work.

Comment by Maxine Dawn Lundbek on December 9, 2013 at 3:30pm

Rosemary, I joined Dover publishers. Once a week in your e-mail you get a link for free downloadable images....they are free copyrighted ones you can use in your collages. You can also buy from them, I have paid as little as $1.99 for a collection of images. They have all kinds including vintage and antique images. If you have an inkjet printer, let them sit for a few days after you print them out and they handle wet medium on them without the ink bleeding. I do this all the time for collages and mixed medium peace's I do. I hope this helps.

Comment by kip franks on December 9, 2013 at 3:16pm

O.K. this is really good!!    Kip

Comment by Novella Creasman on December 8, 2013 at 6:04pm

This is called The Scorched Earth.... It is a canvas board with color dyed paper added and washed in acrylics and water oils. Thank you for looking Novella

Comment by Novella Creasman on December 7, 2013 at 10:04pm

Thank you. I'll show another later that I am working on.

Comment by sharon oppenheimer on December 7, 2013 at 7:38pm

Beautiful work,Novella !!

Comment by Novella Creasman on December 7, 2013 at 4:39pm

This called "water lilies" and is a collage of hand made paper from Japan and South America, washes of watercolor and acrylic .

Comment by Novella Creasman on December 7, 2013 at 4:37pm

Here is a collage of all tissue paper with washes of watercolor and acrylic.


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