How're you doing?
Good I hope.
It's all good here
Ae you enjoying the Collage
theme as much as I am? Some
great ideas here for sure and to
keep things going, here is a
collage from Jane Castle
When the topic of collage appeared on the DT’s list I
had a vague idea as to what I wanted to make
but decided to look up the definition in the dictionary;
Collage - a form of art in which
various materials are arranged
and glued down to a backing.
Hmmm, lets begin ---
For my base or backing I started with a small
chunky hanging board
which was given a coat of white gesso.
The first layer was made up of a torn page
from an old dictionary,
some tissue tape and a pot of
distress collage medium in matte finish
Once the medium was dry I sprayed parts
with a mix of 50/50 Distress reinker and water.
The next layer was then added
and this time I used the vintage collage medium.
A strip of lace was added to the top.
The paper, tissue tape and lace was added to all 4 sides of the board.
I then tore some areas from a sheet of Imagination Crafts Rice paper
and added these with the vintage medium.
Paint was applied to the lace in Inky Pool
and a dry brush with some Snowflake paint was added
to the main area to tone the turquoise down slightly.
The side was stamped using a Lavinia trailing ivy stamp and peeled paint DI.
Treasure pewter was applied to the lace at the top.
Then using just the flower seeds of the Lavinia stamp
I randomly stamped the top and the lefthand side
using Archival watering can ink
Next using this gorgeous stamp set from Carabelle Studio
I stamped the images onto waxed tissue paper in
archival inks and using clear embossing powder,
heat embossed the images.
Parts of the images were also stamped onto coloured card
ready to cut out and add to the whole images
once they were stuck on the base.
The tissue paper stamped images were coloured
on the under side using Sakura Gelly Roll pens
as I was not sure as to whether the inks would bleed
once the distress medium was applied.
I found a couple of tiny wooden flowers
which I gave a coat of embossing to
and added some Treasure gold to the edges
The sentiment was stamped onto some shrink plastic
then once shrunk stuck onto some gold card and
Treasure Gold added to the very edges to disguise the 2 layers.
I made a tassel and threaded a couple of wooden beads
and a metal jewellery spacer together
and added these to the top righthand edge
My only regret with this project is that
depending on the light it’s not always clear
that the top righthand piece of rice paper
is a bird sitting in a nest ----
but then it does make you look more closely!!!
Lovely project Jane. Liked the dictionary
That's all for today folks.........
See you all again tomorrow