The scrappy girls and I have embarked on a new path... collage! Oh my gosh- is it ever fun. We signed up for the online course from Teresa McFayden called Paint, Paper, Paste so that we'd have some kind of baseline instructions. So far as it turns out- we've decided that collage is just whatever you think you want to slap on at the time!
Yesterday afternoon we were all on Skype together between California and North Carolina (first time we've been in 3 different places using it and it was fabulous) laughing and talking while we each worked on our own collage project.
Mine was a small 6"x6" canvas which I ended up calling 'collage class'.
To begin, I covered the bare canvas with strips of old book paper and sheet music, using ModPodge matte medium, then just started layering from there...
Vintage images, a heart cut from corrugated cardboard, stamps and stamps and more stamps...
Smudges of color using pastel artsticks, india ink pens for shading, a Sharpie black journaling pen for doodling... it was SO much fun. In fact, it ended up being one of the most fun projects I've worked on in a long time- it was so intimidating for me at first since my comfort zone is 'orderly' chaos and I find it extremely difficult to slap things on without a plan. I like things in grid-fashion, neatly wrapped & tied. Well, what I quickly figured out was that collage is totally the opposite of all that!
And I loved it.
Here is our 'club'... Cathy, Kandy & myself... ha ha ha