They’re BAAAAAAACK! Yes, I have started creating miniature collages again. I had a nice long time off to get recharged and approach them anew. I had stopped when they became a struggle and I felt I had exhausted possible ideas. But, with the onset of cooler weather I am ready to explore these smaller art forms again. Today I got three larger postcards started and I finished two smaller ones. The pictures and descriptions follow…
Arts Benefit You
This collage started with a layer of black ink of an unused art exhibit card. Over the black I dabbed a layer of white ink that left a lacy effect. From there I applied layers of tape in grid patterns. I put another layer of white ink over the tape, though it had little effect. Lastly, I used tape to pick up the words and image of a person and placed them as the top layer. As an artist I feel strongly that truer words cannot be spoken.
I placed a layer of white gesso over the face of a postcard to give me a blank base. Onto that I applied a piece of wax paper that had been used in the creation of some other pieces of art. I liked the color and design left behind on the paper. Once I had put it together it brought to mind the colors of the dessert when cactus are in bloom.