Synopses & Reviews
In The Art of Personal Imagery, author Corey Moortgat introduces readers to a new approach to collage, one that blends traditional collage techniques, such as the use of symbolic images and words, with typical methods of chronicling life events, such as journaling and scrapbooking. The result is innovative, fresh and meaningful collage that uses modern photos as well as vintage images, personal writing as well as words from antique books, to commemorate everything from special occasions to extraordinary everydays. With step-by-step instructions and photos for countless techniques and 9 intensive projects, Moortgat teaches readers the secrets behind the distinctive multi-layered look of her collage. Through a wide variety collage surfaces (including wood, vinyl, fabric, foam core, corrugated cardboard and more), readers will explore their own personal symbols and icons and experiment with new ways to express themselves through their art.
Express yourselfand celebrate your lifewith collage.
The Art of Personal Imagery introduces a fresh approach to collage, one that blends traditional methods with innovative new techniques for capturing your favorite moments and most treasured memories in your artwork. Step by step, author Corey Moortgat teaches you the secrets to adding visual and emotional depth to your collage: Commemorate special occasions by transforming mementos into clever collage elements.Add meaning to your work with written sentiments about your friends and family.Use painting and paper layering techniques to blend a glossy modern photo with vintage ephemera.
Stage your own photo shoot to capture images perfect for your artwork.Find your personal symbols with creative exercises to unlock your subconscious mind.Push yourself beyond impersonal collage Create beautiful artwork that honors your loved ones and glows with your essence.