Saturday, 10 December 2016



Hi there!

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!!!

Material List

Lovely project Jane.  Liked the dictionary
definition too

That's all for today folks.........

See you all again tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. The layering of the stamped images, papers and 3D embellishments into a cohesive canvas is great! This looks fun and beautiful Jane!

  2. Brilliant layering Jane, love it. Angela x

  3. Wonderful collage project Jane, with delicate parts and stamping onto your hanging board. Love it too! xx


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