Synopses & Reviews
Inspiring collection for artists interested in collage
Mother and daughter artists Maryjo and Sunny Koch have compiled an inspiring portfolio of their collage-works in this new volume for artists and hobbyists entitled Vintage Collage-Works: Artful Ideas with Antique Ephemera. Employing basic collage techniques, these artists have created a wide range of distinctive collage projects using antique documents, vintage boxes and glassware, handmade papers, and ephemera of all kinds.
Both women are noted artists and teachers who bring their unique sensibilities to these easy yet sophisticated projects. In their new book, they show how ordinary vintage collectibles such as postcards, letters, prints, and photographs, can be transformed into stunning works of art by following just a few step-by-step techniques. By combining this vintage ephemera with readily available clip art, special papers, objects from nature, and sewing notions (such as buttons and ribbons), they create dozens of finished collage projects that can then by framed or used to make unique note cards, gift tags, or journals to share with family and friends.
This is an inspirational how-to book for any artist or hobbyist interested in collage, no matter what their level of expertise in the medium.
The Art of Vintage Journaling and Collage is a distinctive guidebook exploring the art of collage and journaling using unique, collected ephemera from antique stores, flea markets, secondhand shops, and even your own home to unlock your creativity. Capture your thoughts in handmade, illustrated travel journals, recipe keepsake books, and nature and garden sketchbooks and create stunning collages to frame or use as note cards and gift tags to share with family and friends. The Art of Vintage Journaling and Collage presents Maryjo and Sunny Koch’s gorgeous work from their books, Vintage Collage-Works and Vintage Collage Journals. There are more than 75 different collage project ideas and over 14 complete journal projects. Basic techniques and project details are illustrated through step-by-step photos and a gallery is included at the back of the book containing ready-to-use vintage clip art. All levels of artist or hobbyist will find this an inspirational and invaluable book.
About the Author
Maryjo Koch (Santa Cruz, CA) is a popular and highly regarded naturalist painter who has authored and illustrated over a dozen books including the best-selling Bird Egg Feather Nest. She conducts painting and collage workshops at their studio near Santa Cruz, California. Her work has been exhibited in natural history museums nationwide, and her paintings and prints are sold in galleries and specialty shops throughout the United States and Japan. Maryjo's artwork has been featured on fine housewares products and on gifts and stationary by retailers such as Marcel Schurman Fine Papers, Smith and Hawken, The Republic of Tea, and The Nature Company.