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!