Painted Botanical Collage
Create Flowers, Succulents, and Herbs from Cut Paper and Mixed Media
With Painted Botanical Collage, artists of all skill levels will learn to create lifelike botanical artwork-featuring flowers, succulents, and herbs-using painted background papers and elegant collage techniques. A unique technique book, Painted Botanical Collage will show you how to create your own collage materials. This guide takes you step by step through creating mixed-media painted papers, then using them-along with tissue paper, art papers, and found paper, such as magazines-to create perfect collage materials. Cut these decorative papers into plant and flower parts to assemble your designs, adding details using various media. Working from nature is central to this technique-look closely at the palettes and shapes in actual flowers to create realistic stylized representations. Painted Botanical Collage includes instruction on creating flowers, cacti, succulents, leaves, and other popular botanicals-over 30 beautiful designs in all. Join in the fun as British artist Tracey English shares the methods behind the magical flower collages that charm and delight her Instagram followers.