Collage 15. Cut- up Poems. Whats under your Bonnet?

Whats under your Bonnet?

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This was a fun project…I used a vintage 1960’s New idea magazine to cut out found words, phrases and images. Looking at my finished piece now, I can see the composition is all over the place with no central focal point and may change it in the future

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I found the articles really funny and sometimes quite pathetic, on how women were seen and treated 50 years ago

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Being a baby boomer myself, I remember going to rallies and protests for women’s rights in the 60s-70s

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It makes you realize how far women have come since…

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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 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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Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1
Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.
Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2
Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.
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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

 

Collage Tutorial 9. Materials from Nature

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I really enjoyed creating the nature collages. I drifted back to the Summers of the ’60’s  when with friends, running fast on the path to the beach ,our feet would burn:) I also remembered organizing the nature table at primary school. My favorite subjects were, art,  nature and social studies. I collected many of the coastal found objects items from Australian beaches and from my own backyard.

Compulsive Collector 1

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Found  Dromana beach Australia. Driftwood, Shell, Seed Pod, Blue found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

Compulsive Collector 2

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Found coastal Tasmania and Victoria Australia. Crab claw, seashell, animal bone,rock, Red found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

Remembering Wendy 1965

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Found Victoria Australia. Gum leaf, driftwood, Baby shells, found paper, washi tape, gesso on aged water-colour paper.

Nature Table 1965

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Found  Gum leaf, Vintage book papers, paint swatch and graphite pencil on aged water-colour paper.

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