Digital Decals


Computer Collage Techniques Applied onto Three Dimensional Objects

In the 2018 Kolaj Fest New Orleans exhibition, “Revolutionary Paths: Critical Issues in Collage” at Antenna Gallery, Evelyn Davis-Walker wowed us with her ability to apply collage to everyday objects like milk bottles and a clothing iron. Her work uses the language of advertising copy to manipulate social messages that once bombarded women. By bringing this work into the third dimension, she is able to create an experience of collage that engages the viewer in a deeper way. Davis-Walker brings “excitement, enthusiasm, and knowledge in alternative techniques of collage, specifically as it relates to culture jamming and the reexamining of women’s roles in our society.”

At the 2019 edition of Kolaj Fest New Orleans, Davis-Walker will teach others her technique. Working on their own laptops, participants will learn how to prepare files and achieve a variety of transparency outcomes through the use of five basic Photoshop tools. Participants will then print decal transfers and Davis-Walker will lead them through the application of the decals onto a blank white tin. Participants will end the workshop prepared to use this technique in their own art practice.

Note: Space is limited. RSVP required. To sign-up, send an email to or speak to someone at the Kolaj Fest New Orleans Information Desk. First come, first serve and we will create a waiting list if all the spaces are filled. Kolaj Fest New Orleans will provide materials. Participant must bring their own laptop with Photoshop installed and ready to use. One can try Adobe Photoshop for free for a limited time HERE.

About Kolaj Fest New Orleans
Kolaj Fest New Orleans is a multi-day festival and symposium about contemporary collage and its role in art, culture, and society, July 10-14, 2019. Visit the website to learn more, see an overview of the program, and register to attend. Kolaj Fest New Orleans would not be possible without the support of Press Street, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, LeMieux Galleries, Mystic Krewe of Scissors and Glue, Antenna Gallery,
Kolaj Magazine and Kasini House. Kolaj Fest New Orleans is made possible through a generous gift from Laurie and Doug Kanyer. WEBSITE

About Evelyn Davis-Walker

Evelyn Davis-Walker is a liberal artist who holds a BA from Otterbein University in Visual Communication and Computer Art and an MFA in Advertising Design from Marywood University. She teaches graphic design at Valdosta State University. A constant theme of Davis-Walker’s work is the relationship between materials and surfaces in two- or three-dimensional collage. She collages retro advertising design and popular culture of the past to manipulate conversations and construct new contexts. She has received numerous awards and has exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibitions. Davis-Walker lives and works in the Valdosta, Georgia area. Learn more at

Images (top to bottom):
Small Refrigerator
by Evelyn Davis-Walker
paper collage in epoxy resin

Jordan’s Stove
by Evelyn Davis-Walker
digital collage, water-side decals on metal

Sewing Machine #1
by Evelyn Davis-Walker
mixed media encaustic wax collage