About Collage

Floristry - decorative art form, creating floral works (bouquets, compositions, collages panel) from a variety of natural materials (flowers, leaves, grasses, berries, fruit, nuts, etc.). Compositions can be both the live and dried plants. 

Floral design or floral arts is the art of flower arrangements elaboration in vases, bowls, baskets or other containers, or making bouquets and compositions from cut flowers, foliage’s, herbs, ornamental grasses and other plant materials.

Collage (from the French: coffer, to glue) - is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of coloured or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage derives from the French "coffer". This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

Floral collage - a two arts into one whole. This is based on floristic grounds adapting the method of composition. Floral collage base consists of dry - dried natural and paint plants and other measures taken out of nature. Sometimes collage decorating accent piece it can be: metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, etc. (pearl, diamond, etc.). Collage picture frames composing selected. You can’t use framing and create a collage that will have frameless distinctive style. Collage can reflect certain themes, or even a particular visual portrait. It depends on the artist's choice of means of production and property. 

Often collage is framed and covered with glass, attached to the frame. This is in order preserved dried flowers and other materials. It is to protect them from moisture. Otherwise floral collage frame is for a purely support function (to the bas-relief), however, it should be better protected from moisture than the latter. This collage type look impressive, gorgeous, graceful and elegant.

Collage history: The first floral collages began to develop even the 17th century. They appeared in the palace ladies invented a new session and started on paper and fabric glue dried plants produce postcards and pictures. In the 20th century, they assumed the current name of the collage, translated from the French means "filled." In 1980 a German florist Friedheim Raffel created such compositions and devised a cover glass. These works took on a much higher value, because it became permanent. Collage can created landscapes, various ornaments and so on. 

They were originally produced in large, heavy, grand collage, then they got more lighter, freer, and were carried out in a variety of shapes and backgrounds. There are wide variety of collage formats.

Colour and composition: These two are inseparable elements in creating a work of art. Teaching and sticking plants from corner to corner, creating the impression of tension. If you plant a line of collage goes from the lower left corner to the upper right, then it is positive and it means elevation the better. If the first collages were simple, they were all open, there was no mystery. Today to provide less openness and distance themselves from simplicity.

One work coordinated the tones so that the plants are arranged in a darker colour would be closer, and paler colours below. Composite performance and colour selection is determined the mood of the collage. Collage colour as a compositional principle can give a lot of power, light or remain neutral. Often the choice of colour to create movement and life balance in the any interior. Collage becomes not its accent, but a part of it. It is part of a whole, and becomes part of it.

Collage manufacturing process: Create a collage composition with natural and dyed colours natural plant materials. This can be in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours. Sometimes the composition energize or highlight certain accents by using synthetic (metal, plastics, ceramics, glass, etc.).

Collage function: It is designed for interior decoration providing a more intimate atmosphere of the space. Used as a decorating element, not only at home but also in offices. Collage size, colouring, choice of materials and style of the artist depends on the implementation of the idea.


Collage care: Do not spray water or clean with a damp cloth, do not shake or throw. This can affect the appearance and value of collage. Collage should be gently to cleaned with dust brush and sprayed varnish for dried plant care.