Here are some books I recently checked out. Each has one or two techniques I liked. I don’t have time to try them now, so I want to note them here.
Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media
By Kelly Hoerning
Beautiful color schemes, layering, and use of doilies.
Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art
By Julie Nutting
One of my favorites! It’s sort of fashion-meets-paper-dolls-meets-collage. There’s also a great tutorial on drawing figures and faces.
Collage Discovery Workshop
Making no-measure, simple bow frames from lath, plus inspiring pictures.
Pretty Little Things: Collage, Jewelry, Trinkets, Keepsakes
By Sally Jean Alexander
Lots of use of a soldering iron, except for one project. Also, lots of use of glass. I did like the “grab a slip of paper” collage project, wherein the papers said things like paint, smudge, magazine, photos, draw, etc.
Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art
By Helen Hiebert
Lots of fun! Someday I’d love to try the cardstock castle, the piano-hinge book and the pocket-book cover for holding a signature (out of fabric, I think).
Make Your Mark: Creative Ideas Using Markers, Paint Pens, Beach Pens, and More
By Lark Books
I liked the info on bleach pens, plus the tie-die markers-on-fabric projects.
Flora Chang et al.
Love the one where you use a technique similar to making paper snowflakes for making paper flowers, plus some fun stuff under doodling, mixed media, and painted greeting cards.
College Discovery Workshop: Beyond the Unexpected
by Claudine Hellmuth
I would like to try some of her background techniques using dishwasher rinse aid, saran wrap, tape, tissue paper, and contact paper.