Book Reviews:

Sherre chose to write her review on this wonderful book, published by Watson-Guptill Publications/New York 2008.

Collage Journeys explores collage in many forms, from ATC's and journals to large-scale pieces. This book is a good primer for collage with chapters titled: "Gathering Materials", "The Collage Artist's Tool Box", "Painting With Paper", "Working in Layers", "Using Text in Collage", "Meanings and Personal Expression" and "Journals & Journeys". There are lots of project samples and some clear step by step tutorials on the basics. This book is good for all levels of collage artists. The projects are interesting for the more advanced artist and the step by step projects give clear directions for those just starting their own art journey. It is a good book for inspiration and to learn techniques that you may not have tried before. The samples express the spontaneity and joy found in collage-making. The author shows that collage can be soul-searching, make a statement, or just be pure joy in creation. Ms. Davies shares her knowledge freely throughout the pages. "Collage Journeys" delivers exactly what it's sub title says: "A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork". This book makes you want to go to your art room and make a collage!

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