Collage 20 . Collaboration.

Vintage sun . A collaboration collage with my mum who was visiting.                 I found a vintage photo of a family enjoying a day at the beach side. My mum chose the¬†corrugated chocolate paper and positioned the boat wallpaper.                   […]

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

Whats under your Bonnet? 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 I found the […]

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 […]

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. A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since […]

Collage Tutorial 10. Torn Posters and Painted Papers.

I used many layers of a poster I found on the ground in Paris with handmade painted papers and acrylic gel. I sanded in between leaving torn paper and scratches in areas. My interest in this piece is the quality of the surface. During the process I made marks with permanent pens and acrylic paints.¬† […]