Friday, December 21, 2012

Old stuff

I have been scanning older pages in my art journals and some collages.
I didn't like these collages much at first, but after a few months now I find I do like them.
Sometimes it helps to forget about something and be able to have a fresh look.
 Soon I began to enjoy the freedom.

 leaning on me.  like a source of power. a pillar of strength.


 To start with it feels good to forget useless stuff



I was inspired by an exercise I read in Jane Davies' book Collage Journeys.
You start with creating an all over collage . Then use a viewfinder to select small compositions.
I cut these into ATC size collages. ( Artist Trading Card: 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches (6cm x 9 cm or 64mm x 89mm )
It has become one of my favorite ways to create backgrounds.


4 comments:

  1. That happened to me recently when I hated an art journal page but when I came back to it about a week later I found so much about it I liked. Your top one in yellow is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, it's my favorite too.

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  2. That sounds like a really good idea about the viewfinder. I've recently started taking scans of my backgrounds & using those pages in future collage and the idea would fit in well with that. I really like your piece with the angel and can't help wondering what it looked like on the full page of collage.

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    1. It actually looks less cluttered ...
      (Strange how some pieces look better on the computerscreen and others on paper.)

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