What do you think of when you hear the word “collage”? Do you think of it as a technique (i.e., a way of putting things together…) or as a “look” (vintage…chaotic….intimidating…)?
However you define “collage”…it’s all about to change! Especially for those of you who think, “I can’t do collage” or “Collage is not my style”…you’re really in for a shock because you’re already doing it! The American Heritage Dictionary defines collage this way: “to paste (diverse materials) over a surface”, which means that whenever you layer a photo or image and paper onto a surface, you’re doing collage! (That would be like every scrapbook page you’ve ever done!!!)
Simply stated, collage is what YOU want it to be, whether that is a simple layering of elements, a creative assembly of techniques or a whimsical collection of images and paper. Collage is getting a new definition…YOURS!!!
(special thanks to my girlfriend, Anne for letting me use her beautiful family portrait!)