Monday, July 31st, 2006 at 2:35 pm
Posted by Jenny Hudson
If you’re looking for a really personal gift for someone special, Claudine Hellmuth may just have the answer. Her whimsical collages can be customised to reflect personalities, hobbies, dreams and aspirations.
Claudine will take a photo of a friend or relative and weave it into her own beautiful artwork. You can specify colour and even send in fabric, wallpaper and paint swatches which can all be incorporated into your own unique, one-of-a-kind work of art.
The mixed media collages are created on paper or canvas using a variety of collage techniques and combined with Claudine’s magic touch, each one tells its own personal story.
Claudine Hellmuth is a well known collage artists and has written a number of books and created instructional DVDs on the subject. She also runs a number of collage workshops. Full details can be found at www.collageartist.com.
I can personally recommend ‘Collage Discovery Workshop: Make Your Own Collage Creations Using Vintage Photos, Found Objects and Ephemera’. I gleefully received my copy over the weekend and it’s full of great projects, with useful step-by-step instructions and lots and lots of innovative ideas. That’s why this post is listed under ‘Inspiration’ as well as ‘Art’.