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.


  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!

  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.

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