COLLAGE GLUES

We have so many different types of glues at our fingertips these days. The ONLY way to ensure that you have the correct glue for your collage (or anything else you are making for that matter) is to TRY IT OUT. Experimentation has brought me to two good sources that I consistently use. They are: Elmer's Craft Bond Repositionable glue stickGel Medium (any brand). I prefer to use Golden brand but others would work just as well. As with any glue, there are always cautions to be taken and that's why experimentation is critical. Depending on the paper that you are using, each glue will interact with it differently. For instances, Elmer's Craft Bond (purchased at Staples) is very handing and rubs on just like any other glue stick but…
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Working Your Collage

A terrific talented artist, Famous Empty Sky, introduced me to my very first collage piece. Her workshop was fun and fully of laughter and by the time it was over, I was hooked. FES (as she is lovingly known) presented us with everything we needed to dive into collage art. You can visit Famous Empty Sky on Facebook to see her art. Here are some hints and tricks: When removing pages from a magazine, try tearing off the front page by pulling it to the left. This may help you get a look at how the pages are glued together and help you be able to remove the pages you want without tearing them to pieces. This is an artform in itself. If you are using National Geographic, for instances,…
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Where to Find Great Collage Pieces

Traditionally, collage pieces come from magazines, newspapers, wrapping paper, tissue paper, envelopes, old books, or any other printed material that can be glued to your composition. While it is difficult to find the exact piece of collage paper that you might want, I find that having a nice see-through bin to keep all my papers in is the most helpful way of storing them. At first I tried to sort them by colour but that didn't work because most were mainly multi-coloured pieces so I came up with the big bin idea and it works well for me. I think I bought mine at Walmart. Secondly, you can buy collage paper. Try Etsy or Amazon. You will find dozens of collage paper sellers...the world at your fingertips via computer. We…
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Welcome

This site is in progress and will always be in progress. Showcasing the lino printing and collage of Lee Simmons, you will find on the home page (right hand side) a series of writings about how Lee works, hints to help you along, and various blog posts about art and artists.
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