Thursday, 29 July 2010

Is This Collage?

I haven't done very much collage, I just have trouble figuring out what should go together. So here is my attempt which has enough green on it for the Created Byhand Challenge. This is an 8 X 10 artist canvas board that I glopped gesso on and made some texture marks with a plastic spoon. When that was dry I scribbled Reeves water soluble wax pastels on and blended with a wet brush. The next step was colouring on the still wet canvas with Portfolio water soluble oil pastels, rubbed around with my finger then blended with a dry brush. I let that dry, then rubber stamped a couple of large background stamps, one music and the other script.
While this was drying I tried a Cuttlebug paint technique I read about somewhere on the internet. I put blobs and drizzles of paint on a piece of watercolour paper, placed another piece of watercolour paper over this and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I got 2 quite nice papers, but next time I think I'll just use a roller instead of the Cuttlebug, I don't like the risk of getting paint in my machine. When the paper was dry, I used my new Cuttlebug embossing folder from the Heritage set that I just got from Cherish The Thought yesterday. I sponged Walnut Stain Distress ink on the embossed areas to bring out the texture. My quote from Quietfire Design is stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink on a digital background I had leftover from the Tea Time ATCs. This was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Scalloped Oval and layered over a brown cardstock cut with the largest die from the Scalloped Oval set. The chipboard rectangles are cut with the Sizzix ATC die, dipped in coffee and the edges rolled until I got a nice distress look. They are stamped with some Michael's 79 cent stamps with Rich Cocoa ink and edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink. The white flower thingy is the back part of a button from Ruby Dog's Art House with a circle punched from scraps from the embossed painted paper and a brown half pearl in the centre.

8 comments:

Robyn said...

looks like collage to me. Lovely background.
thanks for sharing and the process tutorial

LindaCCC said...

Wow this is very pretty. I especially like the piece that you water colored and used the embossing folder from Heritage.

Jill P said...

very pretty and I think it's could be considered collage

Ruby's Girl said...

It is a lovely collage Joanne. And thanks for posting the steps you took to make this piece too. I still have two canvases that need to be finished and this is a great inspiration. Great artwork my friend!
Judy

Yogi said...

beautiful collage. I LOVE THE EMBOSSED piece. Have to try that one.

PS wrap a piece of waxed paper around your folder so there's like a good 1/4 space between the edge of the folder and the fold of the wax paper for your paint to seep into and of course longer than your embossing folder if it wants to seep that way. I'd hate for you not to continue creating those kinds of embossed pieces. Or even put the folder into a clear fruit baggie from the store.

okanagan_spirit said...

Great hints for doing the paint throught the Cuttlebug Yogi. I'll have to try that.

Wanda H said...

Joanne, very nice!!! Love the background!!!

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

I think it is a fabulous collage!