Thursday, April 3, 2014

Six Essential Books for Collage and Mixed Media Artists

In yesterday's blog I mentioned collage artist and workshop instructor Jane Davies and how helpful I have found her books. This led to the idea that you might find a list of good books on collage and mixed media helpful. With so many titles out there, perhaps my list of favorites will help you make your choices. Here are six books I refer to time and again. They're in no particular order:

Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators by Gerald Brommer
Acrylic Revolution: New Tricks and Techniques for Working with the World's Most Versatile Medium by Nancy Reyner
Surface Treatment Workshop by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran-Wilson
Image Transfer Workshop: Mixed Media Techniques for Successful Transfers by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran-Wilson
Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork by Jane Davies
Creative Collage Techniques - Nita Leland and Virginia Lee Williams

The above titles aren't the only ones I'd recommend. In my next post I'll be listing several more. If you have additional suggestions, I'd love to hear from you.

©2014 Lynn Edwards


  1. While I do wish one or two of my own books would have appeared on your list, I think you are the best for sharing, and I appreciate you so much!

  2. And I love your website, and I'm not just saying that to get on a future list! Ha!!!

  3. Thank you so much for your kind words, Paula! But I'm the one who should be expressing my appreciation for YOU! Two of your books are my go-to resources when I'm stumped for inspiration or need ideas for altering photographs. I refer to Painting with Mixed Media and Image Art Workshop all the time. I wouldn't be without them! And rest assured they're on my favorites list! The only reason they didn't appear on last night's post was because I had only typed in six titles when I found myself nodding off. (It was very late and I was dog-tired.) So I decided to post the list in two installments. Part Two will appear tonight and of course those books are on it.

    Not only do I love them, I love your blog, too! It's so informative and colorful and the humorous material always makes me laugh out loud. Hugs to you for taking the time to make it so entertaining as well as educational. You're the best!