This is the third week of the collage project I’m doing with my sister Carolyn, following the prompts in The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman. Also it’s lovely to now have a number of other people joining in with our project. This week’s prompt is black and white. I did two black and white collages….
The first collage is more traditional black and white tones and the second is vintage style….
Both collages measure 8″ x 8″ and I have used some erosion bundle papers in both collages. Both are more complex in design than previous week’s collages.
I’m really enjoying this collage project and already my mind is working on next week’s theme….
The prompt for this week is WHITE – creating a collage using only different shades of white paper. Here’s what I did….
These collages all measure 6″ x 6″
It’s amazing how many different shades of white there are….
This was a good prompt for me as I love white and I’m irresistibly drawn to the light. I have an A4 sketchbook set aside to put my collages into but some I may consider framing. Looking forward to next week’s collages….
This the first installment of mine and Carolyn’scollage project. The first collage prompt is to create five collages only taking 5 minutes on each one. Five minutes is not a long time so a bit of organization is necessary. I gathered all my materials together first – collage images, papers, glue, scissors etc. I started the timer and away I went….
These collages are all approximately 3.5″ x 5″ in size….
Notice I’ve veered away from my usual favourite colours….
I’ve decided I’m going to be much more diverse with my colours in this collage project
Notice some of my favourite colours creeping in above, and my love of the sea….
I love the soft greens in the collage above, with just small touches of orange and turquoise – lovely colour combinations….
I hope you’ve enjoyed these collages as much as I enjoyed creating them. Collage is a wonderful creative outlet. Collage is something creative that everybody can do – young or old, whether you’re a complete beginner at art or a seasoned artist with many years experience.
My sister Carolyn and I will be starting a great new project in January. For our new project we are going to be following the 50 weekly prompts from the book The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman. We’re both really looking forward to this and we both love collage.
We shall be posting our collage work every Wednesday starting with the 3rd January – all being well….
I’ve often been asked what I’m going to do with my Erosion Bundle papers and fabrics. Well, this is one way that they are going to be used – they are going into my collages over the next year.
Here’s are some collages I did some time ago:
Above is A Vintage Collage with a diet related theme….
The above collage I called A Winter Rose – created in beautiful warm red and gold colours….
Prints and products of the above two collages are available at Redbubble….
And lastly, this collage I simply called Sepia Collage – created for one of my sketchbooks….
I’ve spent ages sorting out all my collage stuff in readiness for our new project – otherwise I’ll never be able to find what I want – and now I can’t wait to get started…
I’ve called this “A Winter Rose” – it’s mixed media on paper, 10 cm x 7.5 cm. I actually used real rose petals in this that I had dried quite a long time ago and saved. I stuck them on with acrylic gel and when dry I went over them with and acrylic glaze tinted with garnet coloured pearl mica. They are now perfectly preserved on my art work!
How my winter rose looks in my collaged sketchbook:
The following two pieces of art I have collectively called “Harbour Lights” as the sequins remind me of the lights round Mousehole harbour (Cornwall, UK):
The red and gold work well together on the vintage collage paper background. Both are mixed media on paper and they measure 10 cm x 15 cm and 11 cm x 15 cm respectively. They have both been stuck in my collaged sketchbook.
More pics of my collage papers on my desk, ready to create some seaside inspired collages with. I love these colours ~ blue, indigo, turquoise, green, yellow ochre with hints of orange, mauve and neutral tones…
I have an A3 sheet of acrylic paper which I have covered with Gesso and is currently drying. When dry I will cut it up into 6 smaller pieces and make 6 small collages which will hopefully go in my collaged sketchbook.
These images are of scraps of paper on my desk that I’ve sorted out ready to make some seaside inspired collages. I was inspred to start this by my turquoise mosaic in my previous post. I love these colours ~ blue, turquoise, green, indigo, yellow ochre…
This is a mixed media collage for my collaged sketchbook. It measures 10 cm x 12 cm including the white border and I used paper, acrylic paint and fabric.
I created my collaged sketchbook using a vintage 1970’s recipe book that I bought from a charity shop for 50p ! I simply tore out the pages I didn’t want (the resulting sketchbook would be too bulky otherwise) and collaged the rest using pages from vintage/antique books. You can see a couple of photos of my empty sketchbook here on Flickr and here.
It has taken me ages to decide what to do with my collaged sketchbook and it’s been sitting on a shelf in my studio for a couple of years! It’s only recently that I’ve decided to fill it with small samples of my own artwork. Hopefully these small samples of art will inspire me to create other works…
A vintage collage, 14 cm x 22 cm, created from vintage magazines. When I was creating this I noticed that a food-diet-appearance theme was developing. I hadn’t planned it that way – it just kind of happened. So I decided to just run with it…
Macro views of some fabric based collages. These are mixed media samples for a 14.5 x 14.5 cm sketchbook
The next few images are as they appear in my 14.5 x 14.5 cm sketchbook:
I really like how my fabric collages turned out, although they did end up quite different to how I originally imagined they would. They just kind of evolved as I added more and more acrylic paint. I especially like the macro photos of my collages as they really show off the colours, textures and details better.