Painted Botanical Collage: Transforming Mixed-Media Papers into Cut Paper Blooms

Painted Botanical Collage

Publisher: Quarry Books
Author: Tracey English
Release: October 2nd
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Kitties

I received a copy of Painted Botanical Collage through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Painted Botanical Collage is an incredibly detailed tutorial on using collages to create natural looking floral artworks. If I sound surprised there, it’s because I am. This book is relatively short, being less than fifty pages, but it covers so much in that short amount of time. It’s astonishing, really.

This instructional book covers everything from the materials and tools used all the way to how the artist (Tracey English) designed and created specific flowers. My favorite part, oddly enough, was in the middle of all this. English took the time to explain and show how she would create her own background papers – papers that she would then cut up and use in her collages. It is actually a brilliant idea, and one I would never have thought of on my own.

I love Tracey English’s bright and creative style for collages. Each piece had such personality and character to them all, while still absolutely looking like the flower or plant she intended on. I couldn’t think of a better instructor to have written this book.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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