Shortly before I finished the project, I made a short time-lapse video of myself constructing two collages because . . . I had a new iPhone and I could. It’s not going to make me a YouTube star, but looking at it six years after, I find how I was messing around with composition kind of interesting.
The book includes the basics of collage making: tools, materials, design basics, and techniques. But for me, the most useful and fun section of the book is Plowman’s “50 Creativity Exercises.” There were plenty of days over the course of three years when I didn’t feel like making a collage. On those days, there was always at least one exercise that could move me. I used one of my favorites, “Typography,” so often I dedicated one of my galleries (Text Effects) to the results. And even if I didn’t feel like reading, there was plenty of eye candy for inspiration.