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 😂
Happy collaging! 🎨
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!
Happy creating! 🎨[Top]
Dolly was feeling easy breezy Valenteeny until someone brought up the dentist visit.
(Son has to have a filling in adult tooth today. Didn’t go down too well with the Ram. Time to put a poster up in bathroom.)
Everyone else is allowed chocolate today but brush your teeth after 😉[Top]
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.
Happy collaging 🎨[Top]
After this challenge, I’ll slow down on stamping absolutely everything ;).
(Can you tell I read a lot of Teresa’s cartoons. I was trying to write a poem but this appeared.)
The tree bark, sky and sheep wool is from an eraser stamp. I carved every side. The green squares are from a small ink pad from my old scrapbooking supplies.
Baaa..ck to school.
As a new year breaks the ice
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
And power up.
What do I mean by power up?
I’ve had low energy for the longest time and I blamed it all on kids waking me up. That passed back in February but again I thought maybe it takes time to power up. Not so.
I had low iron ages ago but thought it was better. Not so now I’m on iron tablets twice a day. I’m going to feel like a rock star soon lol. We can sort out the cause of the low iron too so win win.
What shall I do with all this extra energy? Get fit! That’s my aim for 2017. I lost ten pounds recently and put some back on at Christmas but I’m excited to lose more.
Here’s to an energetic 2017 for us all!
Happy New Year!
Folks flocked to see the Christmas miracle.
Fleeces rubbed together for warmth.
Children baaed and hoofed around.
The shepherd looked on in delight.
The sheep put on their fine display
Without realizing they were even in a play.
‘It’s a Christmas mutton!’
‘Nay lad, Suffolk sheep these are.’
The sheep dreamt of fairy lights and odd humans that night.
They awoke to the sound of merry bleating as before the flock stood three wise shepherds.
‘We are here to announce the joining of our flocks. May the flock be with you.’
A very Merry Fleecemas to you all x[Top]