Here are a couple more miniature collages that I have created over the past week. The name of this post is for the first miniature. I took ordinary invisible tape and placed it over sections of poems in a discarded children’s book I got at a used book sale. I have been using it to create an altered book. As I pulled the tape away I captured bits and pieces of the poetry. They were mostly poems about the outdoors. I placed these snippets over an unused postcard that had very pretty colors. I like the way that the colors show through and you can read bits and pieces of the poetry.
The next piece I call Red Dragon. While it doesn’t actually have the shape of a dragon, it made me think of red Chinese dragons. I took more of the semi congealed heavy gel medium and added red acrylic to it. I placed a dollop of it onto a postcard and used a palette knife to manipulate it. When it had dried I used white acrylic to paint around the edges and in some of the open areas.