Yes indeed! The lovely peeps at Lark Crafts and the author Randel Plowman have provided you lucky Craft Gossip Recycling readers the opportunity to win a  copy of the new book The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired and an original signed collage by the author. To get yourself in the running leave a note here in the comments section of today’s post by Wednesday June 20, 2012 and you are in the running! (Open to U.S. Residents only)

What a cool opportunity to own a piece of original art! I think having art from others is just as cool as making it yourself. Which is exactly what The Collage Workbook inspires you to do (it did me!) and it was so easy with the cool prompts and wonderful images included on each page of The Collage Workbook, oh and image library!

More about the book from the publisher Lark Crafts:

Both a popular hobby and a recognized art form, collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques–explored here by the creator of the popular A Collage a Day blog. Offering step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration, and even a library of copyright-free images, this hands-on guide covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and transferring images, to décollage (tearing away layers). And to spark the reader’s imagination, there are 52 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word.

Randel Plowman is the founder of the popular blog A Collage A Day ( His art has been exhibited in solo and juried exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad; cited in The New York Times and USA Today; featured in How Design, Artist Magazine, and Somerset Studio; and graced the covers of numerous books. Randel resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

By Stefanie Girard


63 Comments so far

  1. Kathrynn on June 12, 2012 3:25 pm

    That looks like a great book to have, thanks for the chance to win it.

  2. Rachael on June 12, 2012 4:21 pm

    Stick my name into the hat please!

  3. anastasia on June 12, 2012 5:02 pm

    this book looks great!!! id love a chance to win!

  4. Becki on June 12, 2012 7:57 pm

    This looks very interesting. I especially like the promise of the subtitle…I always need help getting started and staying inspired!

  5. Kelly on June 12, 2012 8:10 pm

    I don’t know what I’d be more excited about the book or the art!!

  6. Vicki Holdwick on June 12, 2012 8:32 pm

    I’d love to win that book, not to mention the lovely piece of art.

    Please put my name in the hat!


  7. Lettie on June 13, 2012 12:13 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this book! It looks very inspiring and would be a great title to have to help me learn more about collage.

  8. Crystal on June 13, 2012 12:46 am

    It’s been a while since i did!!

  9. Mary caponera on June 13, 2012 5:47 am

    Love to create with you

  10. Shelley on June 13, 2012 6:10 am

    It would be so amazing to win this book and the art! I’ve been watching Randel Plowman’s art sell on his blog. It’s very affordable, but everytime there’s a piece I really want, it’s sold before I get there. Guess I don’t go look often enough. Having the book to learn from would be a joy!

  11. Alicia on June 13, 2012 6:23 am

    I’m going to be teaching collage to a group of kids this summer. What a great find!

  12. Melissa Thomson on June 13, 2012 7:18 am

    What a great giveaway!

  13. Emma Howard on June 13, 2012 7:38 am

    I’ve followed Randel Plowman’s work for several years and applaud his tenacity in offering daily collages (how does he create such a varied amount of beauty on a daily basis!) and now a wonderful instruction book!

  14. CathyM on June 13, 2012 7:55 am

    I’d like to be in the running for what looks like a fascinating book.

  15. Natasha J on June 13, 2012 8:21 am

    i love crafty books. this looks like a good one to add to the library

  16. Allie on June 13, 2012 8:31 am

    This looks really fun! Collages are always interesting to look at!

  17. Debi Wind on June 13, 2012 8:53 am

    What a fantastic give away. I love collage art and this book with be asset to the collection I have. Thanks for giving us a chance to have it.

  18. Kimber on June 13, 2012 9:34 am

    This book looks great! So inspiring. Would love the chance to won a copy. Thanks!

  19. Cheri G on June 13, 2012 10:16 am

    Looks like a great book. Perfect for me since collage is a new endeavor and I have run out of ideas…

  20. Claire C on June 13, 2012 10:25 am

    I love the look of this book, thanks for the chance to win it.

  21. Kathy H on June 13, 2012 10:33 am

    What a great book and piece of art to own! Thanks and good luck everyone!

  22. Megg on June 13, 2012 10:43 am

    Would love to have this book. I am currently expanding my crafting mediums and need all the books I can get my hands on!

  23. Lori Kay on June 13, 2012 10:47 am

    My daughter, my mother, and I are totally mesmerized by collage as an art form. This book looks like it would be a great source of inspiration.

  24. Mary Mac on June 13, 2012 10:49 am

    I am a paper crafter and this is a must for me. I do not have this book.

  25. Carmen on June 13, 2012 11:16 am

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Ellie B on June 13, 2012 11:22 am

    This looks like a good book to get started in collage- I’d love to win. Thank you for creating and offering!

  27. Barbara on June 13, 2012 11:44 am

    Collage is a favorite art form of mine

  28. Ellen on June 13, 2012 12:32 pm

    Okay, if I don’t win this I will need to see if the library has it! Although, as I have 100s of other projects in the workings, at least in my mind, I might have to put it on the back burner. I love collage and am always drawn to it at art shows and galleries. I’m not confident I could do it myself but would love to try. Thanks for this opportunity and the info on a great book.

  29. kristi on June 13, 2012 1:07 pm

    Randel is amazing. Hope his book has many reprints; he is a great teacher as well as a collage genius.

  30. linda on June 13, 2012 1:47 pm

    great giveaway

  31. Charlene Anderson on June 13, 2012 1:47 pm

    I’d love to see what creative ideas this book would spark!

  32. Michelle Mathey on June 13, 2012 3:10 pm

    How cool to have the opportunity to win a piece of original art along with the artist’s book. THANKS for the chance to win!!

  33. Alicia on June 13, 2012 4:01 pm

    wow — a book and a piece of art? That’s really generous! Please sign me up! ;)

  34. Mary Perlow on June 13, 2012 4:06 pm

    I love collage and I like to recycle whenever I can. I don’t own any original art, other than what I create, and I would so love to win this!

  35. Audrey on June 13, 2012 4:54 pm

    What a great idea! I am working my way through the 50 prompts now and the book would be a great gift for anyone!

  36. Monique Bourgeois on June 13, 2012 5:03 pm

    Thanks for the daily inspiration and opportunity to win your book. Otherwise I’ll have to buy it:) it’s definitely on my list.

  37. Jennifer on June 13, 2012 6:06 pm

    Looks like a great book!! Thanks for the chance.

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  39. Tami on June 13, 2012 6:40 pm

    Looks like a book I would love to add to my collection. Thanks!!

  40. less on June 13, 2012 7:25 pm

    I would really enjoy reading something Mr Plowman has written. I really enjoy his work.

  41. SmilynStef on June 13, 2012 7:30 pm

    My home is filled with the art of others … it inspires me … thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Sheri on June 13, 2012 7:53 pm

    Couple of my friends were talking about this book! And the love the book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Susan McDaniel on June 13, 2012 8:01 pm

    Oh what a fabtastic giveaway! I love collage and would Love to win this!

  44. antoinette on June 13, 2012 9:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing a wonderful opportunity to win this great book…I am hoping its me…

  45. trish on June 14, 2012 12:32 am

    Would love to win – thanks for the chance!

  46. Teri on June 14, 2012 3:54 am

    What a neat giveaway! Thank you for the chance!

  47. Sara on June 14, 2012 5:30 am

    Here’s hoping! :) Thank you for the chance.

  48. Sandy L on June 14, 2012 6:58 am

    I’d be thrilled to win this – to have this original piece of art and then a book as well? Someone will be VERY happy.

  49. Gayle Bodine on June 14, 2012 8:09 am

    I’ve been following on Randel’s blog and really like his work! A signed book and collage would be a dream come true!

  50. Pauline Molinari on June 14, 2012 10:05 am

    Great giveaway! I love collage! I’m in. = )

  51. Francisca on June 14, 2012 2:17 pm

    I would love to be the winner of this great workbook signed by the author Randel Plowman.

  52. Cecilia on June 14, 2012 4:42 pm

    I have just discovered collage art and love it! Found out about you and your book via ustream @ dede w.’s coffee and art. It sounds like a very informative and useful book, especially for newbies like me. So exciting too, for chance to win your wonderful art! Thank you very much for this opportunity and for sharing your knowledge of collage.

  53. Tanya Fink on June 14, 2012 6:13 pm

    You rock, and so does the opportunity to win this book. Thanks for all of the great ideas you post!!!

  54. Melinda on June 14, 2012 11:42 pm

    love the author’s work and would love to be inspired by this book!

  55. Marguerite W. Meara on June 15, 2012 2:04 am

    This would make my day if I could win this wonderful artbook.

  56. Shannon A on June 15, 2012 6:48 am

    Would love to win! Thanks,

  57. Connie B on June 15, 2012 9:34 am

    An interesting book and an original collage? What’s not to love! Enter me, please.

  58. Kathy H on June 15, 2012 6:34 pm

    How wonderful it would be to win an original piece of work from the artist along with the inspirational book! Please, count me in!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  59. Muireann on June 18, 2012 11:21 am

    This looks like a great book, perfect for beginners like me! And I’d love to win some art from Randel Plowman. Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Kaylee on June 18, 2012 1:08 pm

    Hoping for a chance to win! I love collages!!! Thanks!!! (: *fingers crossed*

  61. Sherry on June 19, 2012 11:48 am

    After many, many years of never doing any art at all, returned to doing it just last year…mainly abstract expressionism and collage…lots of experimentation and lots of fun. I would love to have a copy of The Collage Workbook to further inspire me in more and more new, exciting adventures. I thank you in advance!!

  62. Jeanne-Noel Mahoney on June 19, 2012 3:54 pm

    I just started doing collages and I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity!

  63. Walter Silva on June 19, 2012 6:43 pm

    I would love to own a collage by Randel Plowman!

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