Craft Ideas for Adults | 14 December 2016How to Make a Collage Using Only Type Share article facebook twitter google pinterest What can you make with paper? The real question is what can’t you make with paper? Once Upon a Piece of Paper shows you how layers of simple paper can create a mysterious and beautiful world. Like this fun collage project using only type. As you rip or cut them from magazines, try to see letterforms as color, shade, and light, depending on their density. • Cut the text so you don’t read too much of it. • Cut through letters and in between words. • Squint to see it as simply an interesting texture. • Vary the tones to create an animal, vegetable or other . A picture can be painted with less than 1,000 words. Using Graphite Paper Graphite paper can be your friend when you wish to cut out a more precise shape. This examples uses type, but a strong silhouette graphic would also work great. Lay colored paper on the bottom, a printed out “a” (or any graphic image) on top, and place graphite paper in between. Trace the graphic shape with pencil. Tape the layers down to keep all three layers aligned. With pencil, mark clearly on your colored paper. It’s easy to cut out. I chose to place it on a contrasting, bold-patterned found paper. Buy from an Online Retailer US: *Includes a 112-page paperback book plus a pad of 100 unique collage papers on two-sided sheets, all inside of a beautiful hardcover case with an elastic band. Find out how layers of simple paper can create mysterious and beautiful worlds within worlds through the art of collage. Once Upon a Piece of Paper: A Visual Guide to Collage is a dynamic mix of art-making wisdom, creative inspiration, and fun activities to guide curious artists on the art of collage. Readers are treated to a simple yet sophisticated “look and learn” approach, all in a very special package. Yet, how does one begin collaging? While there’s not a hard set of rules, collage artist Andrea D’Aquino shows that there are important things a new artist needs to know when they begin making work. As she shares insights into the artistic process, D’Aquino’s playful compositions illuminate various approaches to the art form, spark ideas for creativity, and encourage aspiring artists to take risks, allowing space for wonderful accidents to occur. The entire package includes an attractive hardcover case with a 112-page paperback book and 50 two-sided sheets of unique, printed collage papers to get you started. This set begs to be the inspiration for all your collage mysteries, discoveries, and creations. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.