Collage Materials & Tools for the Artist in You

In the Studio with Jamie: Collage Materials & Tools

Being familiar with the tools and supplies for an art form gives every artist, beginner and experienced, confidence and ground on which to grow. When I enrolled in a collage intensive at art school, I was delighted to not only get a detailed list of required supplies but also to receive guidance on how to use them. We even had a whole demonstration just on adhesives! In this first In the Studio with Jamie video, I share with you everything I learned at art school about the tools and materials you need for collage.

Prefer to Watch in Segments?

Because I do share everything, this has turned into a long-ish video and so I thought it might be helpful to break it down into smaller sections for those of you who would rather watch a bit at a
time. Please let me know if this was useful.

More of This?

Over the past year I have had the joy of creating art journaling/visual journaling classes for both 21 Secrets at Dirty Footprints Studio and Spectrum at Hali Karla Arts. I’d love to know if this is something you’d like to see here at Jamie Ridler Studios.


  1. Donna says:

    Definitely— the segments of the video helps my brain relax. Even though I “have” to start at the beginning with the first one, it allows me the ease to stop and start without feeling stuck or overloaded. And thank you, Jamie, all the art supplies can be a hurdle and makes my head scream, “You can’t do this!”
    I am just learning that mixed media, art journaling, collage-ing, are peaking my interest and possible for me to explore… Funny, how those sneaky preconceived ideas and stories weasel in and appear “Real.” For the longest time I believed I couldn’t wear jeans. My sister could. i also believed that about “Artist” but lately I see that in my own way I can wear that too.

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