Last week I posted images from a collage series that I had done. Looking back I can tell I was really excited about it because, were I to post that again today, I wouldn’t have included every image! I have trouble selecting what artwork to show in my blog and, when it’s something new I’m really happy about, I tend to just put up everything! So THIS time I was a little more selective and will just be showing you the images that I would actually frame and display…not every piece I created! 🙂
In Monday’s post I showed you the process I used to create the background paper for this collage set. Once the background paper was created then I had the fun of selecting what images and papers I would use.
As you can see, I had plenty to choose from! After I decide which ones I want to use I divide them roughly into three piles…the larger images go on first, followed by the medium images and whatever papers I want to include and then the small details are added last. After the entire piece is assembled & dried then I use a mat to view different areas of the composition and decide which ones will be cut out, matted and eventually framed.
From this project I found two 5×7 compositions that I was pleased with and another three 5×5. I happened to have three 5×5 mats that had been cut off center, so I used those for this particular group.
One more post about collage and then we’re going to move onto some digital art – created from images of the scraps that were leftover from the collage projects!
Mixing it up!