Back to Collage
As anyone who follows my blog can tell you, I tend to get bored pretty easily. To break my boredom, I pulled out a chunk of collage materials and got to work on some ATCs and altered tags.
A friend of mine gave me some pretty cool tags from some clothing she bought and thought I could ‘do’ something with them. I love them! The tag pictured isn’t complete yet, and I expect to go back and work on it again. I do that with alot of pieces, get as far as I can, then think about how I want to finish them, or decide if they will be part of a larger piece. I wonder if any of my readers do this?
One new technique I tried was layering a heavy layer of gel medium on the background and gently sticking newspaper to it. Once it started to adhere, I pulled OFF the newspaper and it left the text behind. It’s very subtle, and tricky to do. If you try it do it on a test piece first and expect to do it several times before you get an interesting pattern.
I also painted and pre-made a stack of about 12 ATC card bases ready to be collaged on. Last weekend, while recovering from a cold, I sat in the backyard with a bunch of magazines and clipped out a bunch of images that interested me and put them into a small box. I figured if I had all the pieces ready, I could delve into the images and grab a pre-made ATC and go to town with very little prep work.
I highly recommend this technique to anybody who has limited time to work on art, but needs a little downtime after a hard day at the office.
The two ATC cards I made, I collaged at the same time with the same palette. Again, I am not sure these are done yet. I think they need some words.
That’s it for today. I am off to the Santa Clara County Fair. I’ll try and take some pictures. 😉