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Collage Tutorial 13. Negative Spaces.

Playing with negative spaces was a challenge for me. Though both negative and positive spaces appear in everything, we usually only see positive space but, in creating artworks, both areas are just as important as each other.

I used many different types of found papers for this piece, including vintage wallpapers, dressmaking tissue, negative snowdrop designs from a punch glued down with matt gel medium and acrylic Gesso on a canvas board.

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Collage Tutorial 12. Stickers. Stamps. Stencils.

This collage links to my interest in the world of vintage advertising, Pop Art and Andy Warhol

Once again I worked in layers

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Starting with a base layer of distress inks, paint swatch stickers and hand painted papers, I then added vinyl tape and letters

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Finally, more paint swatches with vintage stamps, stencils and ink

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Collage Tutorial 11. Mixed Tape Collage.

Update! I took off the “I love Paris tape” as it just didn’t work for me.

This collage is on a piece of water colour paper aged the with Parisian essence, then baked in the oven.

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A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since the ’70s.

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A cardboard typo tag, washi tape, string and ink.

 

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Collage Tutorial 4. Lafayette Pink

Warm Collage – Lafayette Pink
Thinking of my daughter today, who lives in Paris France. Last time I was there I experienced my first ever white Xmas. It snowed and snowed. We went to Galleries Lafayette but didn’t buy anything as it just too expensive but I did grab samples, advertising papers and junk for my art.

The colours that Winter were hot pinks with oranges. In this collage I wanted to capture the feeling of extravagance and contemporary Paris.

 

I painted the background of the canvas board with warm acrylic paint in yellow ochre , next , paper scraps from Galleries Lafayette in gold flourish, then orange and red velvet fabrics, squares of hand painted paper in hot pink, orange piece of French packaging and a little snow flake in hot pink created with a little punch I bought in Asnieres. Topped off with a little perfume bottle cut-out from Lafayette advertising. I also added some gold glitter paint in areas for sparkle.

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Collage Tutorial 1 “Artplay”

My first practical day of the “30 Days of Collage” by Stephanie Levy course.

It was Melbourne Cup Day  so this was an excuse for me to grab a (naughty snack attack) stash to help me along with my artplay day. I gathered all my paints , crayons, salt, tapes and began.

The first lot of images are the process using, paint with salt, glue , tape, pastel and more…The second lot of images are the finished result.

What a fun way to get a big bunch of gorgeous papers together for creating collage and books !

and a few more papers felt pen, masking tape and water.

Thanks Stephanie!