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.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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