Assemblage Art: Projects & Ideas

So what exactly is the definition of assemblage art anyway? Well, it’s really very simple. Assemblage is essentially the making of 3D art, and often—but not always—that involves using found objects. On this page you’ll find lots of great assemblage art projects and ideas, some from well-known assemblage artists like Michael DeMeng and Sally Jean Alexander—their assemblage sculpture is divine!
Totally doable too! But you’ll find plenty of other mixed media assemblage as well, including soldering and combining fabric with metal.

So what exactly is the definition of assemblage art anyway? Well, it’s really very simple. Assemblage is essentially the making of 3D art, and often—but not always—that involves using found objects. On this page you’ll find lots of great assemblage art projects and ideas, some from well-known assemblage artists like Michael DeMeng and Sally Jean Alexander—their assemblage sculpture is divine!
Totally doable too! But you’ll find plenty of other mixed media assemblage as well, including soldering and combining fabric with metal.

Create Tangled Painted Pumpkins

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Get ideas for creating tangle painted pumpkins in this video demonstration from tangle artist, Tiffany Lovering!

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Wood Veneer Assemblage with Image Transfers

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This demonstration from Alternative Art Surfaces shows you how to create image transfers on wood veneer to then assemble into a shingle-style piece of art!

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Alternative Art Surfaces: Stones Assemblage

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In this tutorial from Alternative Art Surfaces, co-author Sandra Duran Wilson shows you how to make a stone assemblage to add a beautiful 3D element to any of your paintings.

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Make a Polymer Clay Outlet Cover

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When Kira Slye discovered her new home was missing several outlet covers, she made decorative outlet covers using polymer clay instead of buying them. Learn how you can do the same!

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Top 10 Duct Tape Mixed Media Projects for Mother’s Day

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We enlisted the help of Tape Crafters to show you 10 awesome projects (including video demonstrations!) you can make for unique Mother’s Day gifts.

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Altered Die Cut: A Thanksgiving Art Tutorial

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Are you looking for a way to get a little more creative this Thanksgiving? Try this Altered Die Cut project from Lisa Pace’s Delight in the Seasons to create beautiful Thanksgiving art.

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Solder Technique Studio Tutorial and Giveaway!

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Giuseppina “Josie” Cirincione shares a basic soldering technique and details about how to win a copy of her book “Solder Technique Studio” or an original piece of her art!

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Create Burnished Metal: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Using ordinary every day household items in new and completely unexpected ways? Vicki Boutin is a master at that, and in this tutorial she’ll show you how to use aluminum foil to create an album cover that’s thoroughly unique!

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Make Tissue, Fringed and Cone Paper Flowers!

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Flowers are one of those embellishments that stands the test of time. Here author Ronda Palazzari shares some of her favorite flower tutorials—perfect for adding the finishing touches to any of your pieces.

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Modeling Film Flower: A Tutorial

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In this tutorial, the author of “Delight in the Seasons” will show you, step by step, how to make a truly mixed media embellishment that will knock your socks off!

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