Sunday, 16 September 2007

Mission Collage: Part Deux

Here is the second stage of my collage piece. This is the brief this time:

Here are the next three steps:

4. Chalk/Pastels/Artist Crayon: Apply to random areas of your project- you can draw, add shapes or simply add color here and there.

5. Photograph: Use a new or vintage photograph and attach it to your collage. You can sew, glue, staple, name it. Your picture can have neat, crisp edges or you can distress the edge, use decorative punches or scissors.

6. Charcoal: Use charcoal to add another layer of depth to your collage. You can color any areas you would like with the charcoal! The other day I posted a quick charcoal how-to here.

I added purple and pink chalk in places around the piece. It mostly shows up on the torn edges, which were previously white. The photograph is from the Vintage Resources page on Art-e-zine, it's from a selection of images you can download for a small donation. I haven't used any of these before, but this one is perfect for me as I have a thing about butterflies. The image was printed out onto card, cut out with deckle-edged scissors (which I rarely use, but I thought it gave a sort of vintage postcard look here) and covered with fluid medium in a gloss finish. I then added the charcoal around the edges and around the image.
I'm still not sure where I'm going with this, but I'm enjoying the uncertainty!


Julie said...

The purple added a lot of depth in your piece! It went to va va voom in one step! I love it!! Can't wait to see where you go next!

Tami said... the butterfly.