Many thanks!!! to both these lovely ladies who recently sent me goodies in the post for collage!
Black and white study for collage course. We were asked to create a collage using only black and white materials. I loved this exercise and found myself wanting to add some colour…I couldn’t resist and made 2 collages.
I collected 2 canvas boards, black and white vintage papers, wallpaper and newer paper.
As in abstract painting, I like to work quickly and not worry too much about leaving marks and splotches as I’m doing. In some areas I made marks with felt pens and white gesso paint trying to blend the different textures and areas.
I also explored Stephanie’s idea and used some glitter paint mixing it with gesso so it became a greyish colour. I like the end result but may go further and sand back the whole lot, giving it a worn-out appearance.
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.
My Beautiful French Paper Napkins
I love to collect napkins . These ones are very special to me and would have to be my favorite ones. Each napkin is covered in little rabbits, squirrels and reindeer with children playing in the snow, wearing colorful hats, coats and hand mittens.
Story behind these napkins…
I found these beautiful paper napkins in Paris. I bought them for our Xmas dinner at my son-laws parents in 2009. We had 11 courses of decadence consisting of colorful seafood terrains, Brittany crabs, lobster, chicken voulavents, duck, venison, deserts and to finish it all off, a huge chocolate buche covered with little ceramic ornaments. All this, while watching the Eiffel Tower lights twinkling out the window. I’m very spoilt when I live in Paris.
Paper Napkin transfers are fun too… check out this video
As a thank you to all my readers, you can download my Antique Cartes Postales collage sheet for free. Just click on the image and it will enlarge so you can print it out for all your art and craft projects.
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
A gorgeous collection of very rare images of Antique French Cartes Postales (post cards)dating back to early 1900’s scanned from my own large collection of original antique postcards and bits and pieces I gathered from my travels in France , Europe and Australia.
Great for all your creative projects:
Artistic booklets, Card making, Collage ,Painting Altered Art, Assemblage Scrapbooking , Fabric and Transparent Transfers , Jewellery and so much more.
You are free to use the images in your personal art and/or crafts and for art and/or crafts you intend to sell.You MAY NOT re-sell the images in any form. Images may NOT be resold to others, as a collection or part of a collection, of any size in any format (digital, print, etc.)