You’ll Love This Assemblage Project Book If:
- You love assemblage art projects & want to learn more
- You want to create your own assemblage sculptures in the style of Annie Lockhart
- You want to try new mixed media techniques to create assemblage art
Create dimensional art with items that are personal and unusual with the start to finish assemblage art projects found in Objects of Reflection. Annie Lockhart shows you how making assemblage sculptures can be easy and fun.
With these fun tips you’ll make assemblage pieces that look as though they could have come from your art journal. Discover artistic inspiration and get your creative juices flowing with this assemblage art book. Each project includes a legend with notes and details on what the objects symbolize and the reason for their selection. Get great ideas for your own assemblage art while mastering helpful assemblage art techniques.
In Objects of Reflection You’ll Learn:
- Tips and techniques aging different objects, repurposing common items, texturing with modeling paste and decoupage
- How to use wire, tape, string, wood, metal and so much more in unexpected ways
- 20 assemblage art techniques with step by step directions
Check Out This Excerpt from Objects of Reflection:
If I could have my way right about now, I’d leave the back door to my studio wide open, invite you to come on in, pull up a comfy chair, and we’d explore this funky "assembly-required" art form together. I’ve found that a hands-on, get-messy, explore-all-the possibilities-together approach is truly what works the very best. It’s a trial-and-error mindset that makes the best teacher.
I don’t have all the answers, by any means, in this artistic arena—just stuff from this old heart of mine that just happens to work for me and may work for you, too. I’m always happy to share whatever I’ve learned along the way. So let’s get started!
Everything that I do to create interest in a piece, I do by adding textures, aging and tons of layers. Most of the time, I rely on my timeworn and funky finds to speak for themselves, but occasionally I have to doll them up (or should I say down?) and help them along in the aging process. I am one who likes to keep things very simple with minimal techniques that would otherwise tie me down. I’ve often thought of my process as if I were living way out in the country without any outside influences (not too far from reality!), asking myself, "How can I assemble this with what I have, how can I do this differently, and how can I make this as simple a process as possible? " I’ve always been drawn to old tramp art and primitive arts for this very reason. It’s that industrious, use-what-you-have mentality that strikes a creative cord with me, and makes me challenged and happy!
A Word From the Author:
"The thoughts and experiences that I share here are straight from my heart. They provide little windows into my life’s journey so far. I am always searching for more meaning in my artwork, and in my life. I have found that when I am willing to ask myself what is true for me, my artwork uncovers its authentic message. I have always loved to create little altars, still lifes and vignettes throughout my home and in nature. They have represented reflection and a tangible display of the stories that I have tucked away in my memories. This style of artwork encompasses this same spirit. It is my hope that you will find within these pages challenges, inspiration and insights that will offer new directions for your artwork. It’s within each one of us to challenge ourselves to nourish and trust our own uniqueness. It’s time to embrace your storyteller!" — Annie Lockhart
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