Maybe it’s time to go smaller with the ripping.
Take more time.
Get more materials.
Be more intricate.
Try a ram?
Try a barn?
This is great inspiration:
It’s not really pool side friendly but it is deck friendly (if you clean up afterwards). The craziest place I’ve brought glue paper and scissors is my old car. Compared to painting you have to be careful of the wind. I’ve had bits of paper fly.
Quiet and serene
Is this color scheme
Like the car we are buying
Though my son keeps on trying
‘Dodge Charger great price’
The price was the same
And it does seem a shame
Could we be so daring?
At the cars we were staring,
Ford Escape just nice.
If the garage with the Dodge had been any closer we would have been wild and got it but my car is on its last legs and we just didn’t have time to go out there last night especially having left my son at baseball. He got a lift home. With Phil going away today we made a quick decision and were sensible. I think I would have felt a right berk driving everywhere in a charger. I’ll probably regret it waah!
Would you drive a charger?
Do you think this sheep would drive a Dodge Charger?
Climb a tree
Lean against one
Walk beneath one
Be the tree.
Have a great weekend!
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 😉