Monday, August 26, 2013

New Collage

I've been looking at all these little scraps of wood for a while trying to figure out what I was going to do with them.  Finally decided to try this.
I laid them out on a piece of paper and played with the arrangement till I got what looked good to me.  Then added several mini canvas frames, even cut one block in half to get different heights.   Once I was satisfied with the the layout I drew around each block and numbered them and the space on the paper.  I knew when I started working on them I'd forget exactly where they fit in.  I then covered each with a coat of Gesso top and sides.

Then the fun began.  Covering each with a layer of paper, or papers and looking for stuff to embellish the collage. 
 I covered each block with paper top and some sides.  I laid out a few embellishments to try.  The next step was to make each a mini collage.   More paper was added to some along with tulle, ribbon, magazine clippings, straw and even a couple of ceramic tiles.

I finished each block with a little distressing around the edges. 

I think I will title it A Day at Home.

I still haven't figured out how to mount it, they aren't connected  permanently yet. 

I'd forgotten what it was like working on collage,  I have several projects in the works at the same time, while one is drying I can work on another since they all take some of the same materials.

Now off to visit my sister.  Since she was moved a little further away tot a new  Alzheimer facility it hasn't been so easy to get out to see her.  But since I have week days to visit now it makes it a lot easier.  Of course I will pick up a supply of chocolate to take with me, she is such a chocolate lover. 

Thanks for visiting.




Janet said...

I love this! What a great idea to use all those small pieces of wood and little canvases. The finished result is just beautiful.

Shoshi said...

I love this too, Cyndee! It's so original, and I love all the different sizes and heights of the pieces. It all comes together so beautifully, and there's so much interest in it. It's fabulous!


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