You’ll love this mixed-media collage book if:
- You’re a fan of Traci Bautista’s work
- You want to learn new collage techniques and styles
- You’re looking to try some fun collage art projects
Inspired by Traci Bautista’s artistic working style, Collage Unleashed not only provides insight into the quirky mixed-media artist’s creative process, but also provides playful inspiration for your own collage art. Modeled after one of Traci’s mixed-media workshops, how-to instruction on collage techniques, inspirational images to get your creative juices flowing, creative ideas, and art prompts make up the first five chapters of the book. Feel free to experiment with and alter the various demonstrated techniques, and make this book an interactive experience – if you want to write notes in the margins, incorporate your own doodles, or write down idea lists, go for it!
The final chapter in the book is filled with collage art projects, meant to help you apply the techniques you learned in the first five chapters. Combine collage techniques and unleash your creativity to create your own art journals, coloring book, art quilt, tote, and much more. With techniques for painting paper and fabric, printing and stamping, practicing freestyle lettering, stitching, adding embellishments, and more, the creative possibilities of any one of the 11 included projects are endless.
In Collage Unleashed you’ll find:
- Various mixed-media collage techniques demonstrated in step-by-step fashion
- 11 collage art projects incorporating mixed-media collage, stitch, printing, painting, & much more
- Inspirational templates, stencils, & images to help in executing the techniques presented
A word from the author:
“My vision for this book is to have you feel like you are at one of my workshops, where the spirit of creativity is free-flowing, there are no mistakes and anything goes!” —Traci Bautista
About the Author
Traci is creative director and owner of treiC Designs. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Woodbury University, with a major in graphic design and marketing. Before becoming a full-time artist, Traci Bautista held jobs as a graphic designer, event planner, marketing director, professional cheerleader, elementary art history teacher, fashion designer, Web designer and tradeshow manager, to name just a few. The variety of experiences that she gained in these positions, coupled with her innate drive to explore and create without boundaries, are what contribute to her growing success as a collage and mixed-media artist.
Traci travels across the country to offer workshops and classes on handmade books, art journals, mixed-media collage, and surface design. Combining her love of making clothes, doodling and lettering, Traci creates vibrantly colored handmade journals, custom handbags and paintings that are layered with rich textures of stained papers, painted sewn fabric, “girlie glam” ink drawings and free-style lettering.
Child’s Play: Painting Paper and Fabric
Layers of Color: Printing, Stamping and Using Transparencies
Making Your Mark: Freestyle Lettering and Doodling
Total Fusion: Combining Collage Styles
Wildly Bound: Stitching, Binding and Funky Embellishments
Unleashed: Projects Combining Techniques