Today is the last day of the 4-part series on some of my favorite art supplies, divided by discipline:
- Art Supplies for Painters
- Art Supplies for Printmakers
- Art Supplies for Art Journalers
- Art Supplies for Collage Artists
So let's wrap this series up with art supplies for collage artists!
- Deli Paper & Wet Strength Tissue Paper - Both of these papers are thin, translucent when glued, and take a beating. Deli paper is cheap and not absorbent. Wet Strength Tissue Paper is expensive and absorbent.
- Watercolor Paper (as a substrate) - I like to use 140lb watercolor paper. I usually buy a box of 9x12 paper.
- Sulphite Paper - It's thick enough to use for a substrate, but thin enough to collage well. A real workhorse paper.
- Printer Paper (also called Bond Paper) - It's always around. I don't love that it curls at the slightest provocation or that it's wrinkly when it collages, but I always have plenty and so I use it!
The two main glues I use are:
The only other thing I'll throw out there is that I have a big plastic bin that I loooooove to use for holding my collage papers while I work.
Since I integrated it into my practice, it has made things much easier because my desk is so much less of a mess and all of my little scraps have a place to live. When it gets too full, I either put everything away where it actually goes or I make scrap packs!
I hope you enjoyed this series and found something new to try out and integrate into your artistic practice.
Thanks for stopping by!