Collage This Journal

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

There was a time long ago when I loved making collages. Throughout elementary, high school and even college, I would pour out my heart as I ripped pages from magazines and glued scraps into works of art. There is something so beautiful in the chaotic mosaic of a collage that is soothing to my soul. That's why I was super excited to get this book, Collage This Journal. And let me tell you, this did not disappoint.

It has 52 different double-paged prompts that will help even a novice collager get into the art. The pages are full-color glossy with fun, scrappy backgrounds and the pages themselves are thick enough to withstand heavy glue. Some of the prompts include: 
What would fall out of your time capsule in 100 Years? 
Fill the cabinet full of things that you are curious about. 
What does the future hold for you? 
Create your family tree. 
Collage key event from your life to show your journey. 

I could go on an on but the prompts really are great and just what I needed to push me to getting back into this art of expression once again. There is a great introductory page that gives the basics of collaging, and it outlines several ideas to get your started. 

So even someone without any idea of what collaging is could pick up this book and make works of art and journalistic expressions. The best part of this book (in my opinion) is that it is something I can do with my kids. They are only preschool and toddler age, but my oldest already loves tearing pictures out of magazines. I can make my pictures while she makes hers!

I love this book and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different way of journaling, or who just might want a little extra push into this creative art form. Maybe you've never tried collaging before but want to give it a go. This book is a great place to start. I give it 5 stars!! You can purchase this book on Amazon HERE.  A big thanks to Blogging for Books for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review! 

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