Collage 20 . Collaboration.

Vintage sun . A collaboration collage with my mum who was visiting.

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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.

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I then added some French flourish stamping to the background and colour to the sepia photo using archival inks.

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We finished off with some handwriting, beach shell fragments and fabric flowers.

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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 7. On a Prayer. Vintage Photos. Postcards..

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A new collage using vintage postcards and photos. I used a beautiful Japanese prayer card a square of gold cardboard from a box of French chocolates, a vintage photograph of Mt. Fuji and orangy twine with a tiny cut- out from a vintage postcard. Handwritten words on Japanese paper.

A Japanese friend of mine translated the prayer card for me.

It’s an ancient prayer for a well balanced, happy life.

1. Stay Healthy

2. Work Hard

3. Keep smiling

4. Dress up Appropriately

5. Be calm

6. Relax

7. Be Active

8. Think Deeply

 

30 Days of Collage. Stephanie Levy.