Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Sample Collage Project
I sketched out the black eyed Susan to make sure I liked how it was arranged on the board. Then I cut up some bluish gray papers and used acrylic matt medium to glue it on with. Since the cardboard had the usual ugly edges, I wrapped the papers over the edge and glued them on the back to make a nice looking side
I then used my yellows and oranges and pinks to put in the petals. I tried to keep track of the values I was using to give some dimension to the image.
I then used some browns to make the center and added a highlight.
I found smaller pieces were easier to play with than larger ones, but I did not get too small. I like the look of the piecing.
I have not yet done it, but I plan on putting a couple of coats of the matt medium over the whole image to seal it and give it a even sheen.
The color paper I used was 90lb watercolor paper. But you can use anything: papers you created, ones purchased, torn out of magazines... It does not have to be just paper, you can use string, metals, glass, beads, sand etc.
I did a general write up to distribute at the meeting. I will post of copy of that too.