“the green beak of some bird”
Above - I layered mainly vintage papers with a book loving theme.
“Y is for yacht”
A nautical themed collage with shipbuilding images, a German stamp with ships, a snippet from one of my photographs with sea spray and a label from the Cornwall Soap Box from St. Ives (it smells wonderful).
Vintage papers, magazine image, snippet of original photo and a faded pressed Californian Poppy from the garden.
“love at first sight”
I used mainly vintage papers with some waxed papers for beautiful texture.
Taking two images/papers and re-arranging them into strips helps to focus attention on different elements and patterns in the image.
Throughout this project I have endeavoured to use texture on all of my collages. I like to use small pieces of fabric, stitch, buttons, waxed papers or lavish layering to achieve this. Texture is always a hard thing to photograph, however I love running my hands over each collage in my sketchbook as much as I love considering and choosing the elements of theme and colour.
All collages are 5 x 5 inches in an 8 x 8 inch sketchbook for weeks 6 and 7 of the collage project following the weekly prompts in The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman with my sister Evelyn.