Saturday, November 27, 2010

lesson seven and eight

In Mary Green's Collage Basics class, for lesson seven we were to make several torn paper backgrounds using a different medium on each - gesso, pastel acrylics, bright acrylics, sepia - or anything with which we wanted to experiment. Here is my background with a sepia image against red and green acrylics:




For lesson eight, we were to take the bright colored background and integrate the vintage sepia image to make it more compatible with the colored background.
Here is my finished piece:



Even though I don't dislike the bright colors; I do prefer to use softer, more vintage-like colors when making a collage with vintage images. 

Mary will be introducing a new online venture for 2011, which will be the Green Paper Collage Club.  Check out her blog for the details. 

Have a great weekend!

10 comments:

Joanna said...

Like you, I wouldn't naturally put such bright colours with a sepia vintage image - BUT this really works for me, so that's taught me something!! She's a real sweetie, isn't she?!

I'm looking forward to doing Mary's new Collage Club too.

x

Barbara DeLisle said...

I love this cute little girl. So well done.

arts4all said...

Love seeing how you and creativelenna take the lessons and do your own thing! I'm really looking forward to the Green Paper collage Club!!

Leslie said...

I wasn't nuts about it in the first picture, but the addition of some gesso or whatever you used, plus the other elements makes it work pretty well. Still not my favorite way to go but a good exercise in working outside your comfort zone. I have my backgrounds pasted up but haven't gotten any further.

sharon said...

Thanks for your visit and sweet words Joy! Love your collage work!! I'm off to check out Mary's club!

Anonymous said...

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joy said...

To anonymous: No, please do not take any part of my post to your blog. My designs are copyrighted and, since you didn't leave a name I cannot answer you personally. Sorry, that's the way it is.

Anonymous said...

Have a DYNAMITE day my friend!.

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