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Collage and quilt techniques

We've explored lots and lots of fun collage techniques over the years. I figured it was past time to compile some of the methods. This post doesn't include all the techniques like image transfers and creating background papers...those posts have been compiled elsewhere!  You can always find the most up-to-date list in the sidebar under the heading The Basics.

A photographic collage
Paper quilting

Collage embellished with embroidery

Paper clay collage

Frottage collage

Digital collage with scanned background

Encased collage

Small art quilt with fish

Digital mixed media collage

Simple collage with an image transfer

Packing tape transfer collage

Monochromatic art quilt

Mixed media collage with embroidery

A geometric collage

An organic collage

A layered digital collage

Abstract collages

Waxed paper transfer collage

More on abstract collages

Mixed media piece with watercolor background

Fabric collage with digital images 

Another fabric art quilt

Making a rusted fabric art quilt

Making a collage with monotype papers: The Prodigal

Peeled paper technique

Making an applique quilt

Paper and fabric collage

Adding beading to your collages

A small mixed media quilted collage

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Limarea said…
I love the piece you show here! Thanks for the great (as always) tutorials! :)
Cyndi L said…
Thank you, Limar! That image ended up in a publication called Digital Images a few years ago :-)
I love the image you used to illustrate this list. It's just my colors.

Your site has become my go-to for mixed media techniques and inspiration.

Thank you so much for all the work and for your generosity.
Cyndi L said…
Eileen, thank're so sweet! I'm glad if you've found some ideas here. I know I've found lots of ideas visiting sites like yours!
Tammy said…
It looks like you basically have a collage book here!
Bec Clarke said…
Thank you so much, it's wonderful to have the tutorials but having them all listed in the one place is great.
I agree with TAMMY... when is your book coming out???
Cyndi L said…
Aren't you guys sweet! I've got an e-book in process right now that combines altered art techniques with bead embroidery. I'll have to seriously think about a mixed media e-book ;-) Every Bead Has a Story