We are starting this week with a
lovely project from
who is allowing us to escape
for a little while from all
those red, gold and greens
By definition, a collage should be made up of several different pieces.
Those pieces can be made of all sorts of items, such as paper,
yarn, fabric, stamps, magazine cut-outs, plastic,
raffia, foil, labels, lids, matchsticks, corks,
natural items (bark, leaves, seeds, eggshells, seashells, twigs, etc.),
buttons, and so forth.
You can either choose one medium such as paper or fabric,
or you can make an eclectic mix, such as paper, buttons and foil.
Today I decided to use left-over mop up cloths for my background collage
and a collage stamp for the focal image.
Tear up the cloths and separate the layers which will
give you even more to play with.
Arrange the cloths on a sheet of thin card or cartridge paper
and glue down. I used Tim Holtz Collage Medium for this
as it dries clear and you can stamp over it
When this is dry use Gesso lightly with a dry brush to paint
over the cloths to blend everything together without
covering completely which will
also make the texture stand out.
Tip: If this starts to buckle when wet, leave it to dry
and then sandwich it together with two sheets of card
and place it under your glass mat or anything
with weight which will help it to flatten out.
Then stamp 'Splatters' onto the background and heat emboss.
Next I started the focal image using the Woodware Art stamp.
I stamped this onto several pieces of left-over Masterboard
and then cut out the sections ready to build up the collage.
Choose one of the stamped jars as the background
and then attach the sections to build up the collage.
I chose to use Vellum as it seemed appropriate for a glass jar.
I started by cutting out sections from the brushes and pens
and then built up the collage
Now it's time to make the card itself
Cut the card mats to the required size
for the background
Layer these and attach to the card blank.
I distressed the background collage pieces around
the edges before proceeding with this stage.
I also decided to add three further mats to add extra
depth to the design to which I added Tim Holtz
Scribbles and Splats die cuts
The "Follow Your Art" stamp set has some great
sentiments but you may wish to add something
I found the sentiment that I used
on an Emma Godfrey set............perfect!
And there you have it.
A few Dew Drops from my stash
completed the card
A lovely card Angela, thank you,
Think I shall have to get that arty stamp set
and make a couple of non festive cards
Should keep me quiet for a moment or three!
See you all again tomorrow