I keep thinking I’ll sketch them but my portrait skills are slipping further into the dustbin and then I thought intricate collage and ended up with this 😂. Oh well I’ll stick to sheep.
Are you promoting blue today?
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Would it be fun to make a sheep collage out of food from the flyers you get through the door?
A new feature for a Monday. Would be fun if a few others joined in. Subject of your choice as long as you use the food flyers.
And then give your collage a name.
Sprouts in the country 😂
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Good news. The tooth was a baby tooth and filling was tiny. Lesson learned no harm done – phew!
I feel a new addiction coming on. Collage is like scrapbooking so I’m in heaven doing it. Don’t make me get out my scrapbooks lol.
Maybe it’s easier to start with the background. I forgot you’re not supposed to put the main object in the centre. That’s true in photos. Is that true for pictures too?
Depending on how intricate you want it to look, keep an eye out for magazines with trees in. It was so handy to cover big spaces.
One suggestion for beginners is work from the top down because of overlap of paper.
Have a go it’s fun!
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Kudos to experienced collagers, getting the tones right between objects is really hard. If it’s too busy you can’t tell where the wool ends and the grass starts.
I promise next time to keep the colors separate and use paper throughout. For now I added paint for the background and gave the wool a black edge. (A before shot would have been a good idea to show wouldn’t it. Oh well.)
Try this with any subject. Happy creating! 🎨[Top]
Ripping paper and gluing it in a picture is so therapeutic. It’s like being 5 again at the kitchen table.
My sheep collages are very simple and I cut or rip the paper quite big compared to traditional collage. I find the magazine paper is too interesting to cut or rip small. The more interesting the paper, the more unique your piece will be.
As you look through a magazine, look out for shapes similar to features in your subject. For example, table and chair legs are the perfect shape for sheep legs.
I prefer home furnishing magazines over gossip ones. Much more interesting colors and shapes.
Here’s a more traditional approach:
Isn’t that fantastic! A couple of great collagers on Instagram are @_xuan_yi and @p.m.demidora.
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So here’s a couple of art journal pages from the #artmarks30daychallenge:
I stamped the whole page before adding anything else. Now I think it’s too stampy and the composition is rubbish. Composition practise is the nearest I’ll come to having a New Year’s resolution. I do like the paper sheep but with a busy background as well they are too much. Do you agree? I used my daughter’s stamps and some kids’ paint she doesn’t want.
This is upside down and I actually prefer the composition but now the sheep is upside down. This is the advantage to pure abstract you can turn them around any way after they are done. Most of this is done with brusho watercolors.
I discovered this great mixed media artist a couple of days ago and she makes beautiful art journal pages. I haven’t watched this entire video I jumped to different places but it is very cool. It makes me want to add things to my art supply shopping list 😉
It’s a new year
Time for some new ideas!
As if by magic my browsing stumbled across a most magnificent mixed media artist this morning.
She just happens to be starting an art marks challenge today.
It sounds fun, easy and creative. Anyone fancy that? Check out her website it is full of creative goodies.
Maybe this year I will blog about challenges I find or even make up a challenge myself.
For example stamping using kids’ stamps might be a fun one.
I like the idea of setting a timer. The urgency might make the pictures a bit crazy. 😝
Anything much happened since Monday? 😂 Let’s move along quickly to newspaper not the news.
Here is a great post about different layers you can do in mixed media.
Next I’ve seen people do several washes over the top 50/50 glue and water or using a gel medium if you have some.
And voila a mixed media collage.
I started out very basic. Next time I will follow all the steps in the post I linked to.
I think I put 3 layers of the wash on. I can it would take more. I like the matte look with it being newspaper.
Another collage I did was over an old painting using card stock:
Have you tried collage?
R.I.P. Leonard Cohen.